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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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Jacob Brenner, Department of Environmental Studies and Science, Ithaca College My semesters in Costa Rica with ACM were probably the most formative period in my life. My career as a geographer is largely made possible by perspectives on real life in another country that I gained during that year. The fall Latin American Culture program made me a Latin Americanist and the spring Field Research program made me capable of doing field research. I can't think of another experience, career-wise, that has had a greater influence. I am deeply indebted to my gracious host family for this, as well as to the broader ACM community for maintaining such a rich and stimulating social atmosphere over the years.

—Jacob Brenner, Department of Environmental Studies and Science, Ithaca College, Costa Rica 1999-2000

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