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

San José, Costa Rica

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Students speaking about their ACM Costa Rica experience in Fall 2013, courtesy of Zach Steedman (Colorado College)

Welcome message from ACM Costa Rica Spanish Language Coordinator Mario Morera

A student's ACM Costa Rica experience, courtesy of Gabrielle Charles (Knox College)

A student's experience during their rural community practicum in Tárcoles, courtesy of Zach Steedman (Colorado College)

A student's experience during their rural community practicum in Pueblo Nuevo, courtesy of Katie Richards (Carleton College)

A tour of the ACM Costa Rica office in San Pedro

 

A tour of a student's host family

 Students learning Latin dances

Video links to Costa Rica student presentations from the annual ACM Student Symposium on Off-Campus Study.

 

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

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Karen Skadow After my study abroad experience, Costa Rica is no longer a small foreign country on the world map. Instead it is a place that I experienced firsthand. I had the privilege of being a part of Costa Rican culture and society and learned from it every step of the way. Every day I learned new words through experiences (as opposed to vocabulary lists), observed natural and cultural beauty, and had a chance to apply what I was learning in Spanish class through natural conversations with native speakers. Studying abroad for me was more than just traveling or living in a foreign country. It was a highly valuable learning experience acquired from day-by-day adventures of experiencing Costa Rica, that encouraged me to test my limits and connect to the world that surrounds me.

—Karen Skadow, Costa Rica, Fall 2007

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