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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, coutesy of Zach Steedman (Colorado College)

Welcome message from ACM Costa Rica Spanish Language Coordinator Mario Morera

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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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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