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

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Opportunity for a Recent Graduate of an ACM College to Teach English in Costa Rica May 19, 2015

Annual position teaching English at the University of Costa Rica (UCR) is result of ties with the ACM Costa Rica programs.

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.

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.

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

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Kelsey Smith My time in Costa Rica has come to constitute much more than just the semester I was there. I created strong bonds with the people, the country, and the Spanish language to such an extent that they still affect my daily life. I learned a great deal about myself, my passions, and my limits. From the many ACM excursions, to a day in with my host family, to an unforeseen hour-long conversation with my taxi driver, I found myself inquiring, discovering, and growing. While I continue to keep in touch with my host families, my hope is to return soon with fellow ACM classmates to rekindle old relationships and generate new ones. Ultimately, committing to a semester in Costa Rica was one of the most invaluable experiences of my life, and I never could have predicted or anticipated its lasting impact on my life and myself.

—Kelsey Smith, Costa Rica, Fall 2007

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