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

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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.

ACM Symposium Will Highlight Students' Research, Internships, and Experiences on Off-Campus Study Mar 19, 2010

Students' presentations and panel discussions on April 16-17 will be streamed live on the ACM website.

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

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Carmelita Rosner Studying abroad in Costa Rica with ACM taught me far more than I could have anticipated. It instilled in me a deeper understanding of how a language reflects its culture, a stronger sense of independence, a true appreciation for the relationships we can forge, and so much more. Most importantly, however, the program's staff, bi-weekly field trips and 3-week rural stay, did a spectacular job of immersing us in the 'pura vida', the Costa Rican way of life, its vibrancy, vivacity and utter delight.

—Carmelita Rosner, Costa Rica, Fall 2011

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