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

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Biologist Bonnie Furman Selected as Director of ACM's Off-Campus Programs in Costa Rica Jul 10, 2014

Dr. Furman's international experience includes teaching and research in Latin America, South Asia, and the Middle East.

Prominent Politician and Human Rights Activist Talks with Students on Costa Rica Program Jan 8, 2014

Guest speaker Rodrigo Carazo Zeledón served as the country's first Ombudsman.

Polls Are Open for Fans' Choice Voting in Off-Campus Study Photo Contest for Students Dec 9, 2013

Give a thumbs up to your favorite entries on the ACM Facebook page.

Fall Costa Rica Program Offers Students New Elective Courses and Longer Rural Practicum Experience Apr 6, 2013

Comparative health care, public education, and environmental issues in literature are topics of three new courses.

Faculty from Six Colleges Will Visit ACM's Off-Campus Program Site in Costa Rica Oct 2, 2012

Site visits this fall and next spring provide “insider’s view” of programs and help faculty advise students.

"Cinema in Latin America" Is New Elective Course for Students on the Fall Program in Costa Rica Aug 10, 2012

Filmmaker and teacher Jurgen Ureña Arroya will lead course combining academics and hands-on work with video.

Pura Vida! Opportunity for Faculty to Travel to Costa Rica this Fall Mar 13, 2012

Application deadline is April 30 for ACM's site visit to learn about – and contribute expertise to – off-campus programs in Costa Rica.

Prices Announced for ACM Off-Campus Study Programs in 2012-13 Feb 16, 2012

Detailed cost information for each program is posted online.

Costa Rican Writer Ana Istarú Is Visiting Artist at St. Olaf Oct 7, 2011

Prominent poet, actress, playwright, and essayist is a research advisor and frequent guest speaker at the ACM Costa Rica Program.

Application Deadline Extended for Some ACM Off-Campus Study Programs Mar 17, 2011

ACM has extended the application deadline for some Summer 2011 and Fall 2011 off-campus study programs. Interested students should apply ASAP.

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Natalie Talbert My semester in Costa Rica was the best semester of my college career so far. I learned more and grew as a person more than I thought possible. My independence grew as a result of navigating in an unfamiliar place, and seeing that I was capable of succeeding at this increased my confidence. Both my San José and rural stay families welcomed me into their homes and provided me with their own unique perspectives on Costa Rican life and culture. I especially enjoyed having the freedom to travel and explore the country, and I developed incredibly close friendships with my fellow ACM students. I am so grateful for the opportunities this program offered me, and it is an experience I will never forget.

—Natalie Talbert, Costa Rica, Fall 2008

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