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Costa Rica: Community Engagement in Public Health, Education, & the Environment

San José, Costa Rica

Chelsea Simmons

Chelsea Simmons

  • Coe College
  • Costa Rica, Fall 2010

Hometown: Kansas City, KS

Majors: Spanish and Psychology double major

Activities & interests: Reading, writing, crafts, movies, photography, cooking, music.

Why I chose to do this program: I think the environment provided by the Costa Rica program will provide me with excellent opportunities to expand myself and my knowledge of Spanish!

What I'm most excited about: Exploring the country!

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Amanda Scott From the moment I leaned completely over to hug my host mother, I knew things were going to be different, but I had no idea in what capacity. Going into the ACM Costa Rica program, I had extremely high expectations academically and the program not only exceeded them, but also offered so much more. Over the course of the semester I saw some of the most beautiful things and places I've ever witnessed, and learned to truly appreciate natural beauty. In the classroom, I studied with wonderful professors and received the Spanish education I've always wanted, pushing my abilities further than I had even hoped. In my homes, I found new mothers and siblings. In my classmates, I found soul mates.

—Amanda Scott, Costa Rica, Fall 2011

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