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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)

Student digital story about their ACM Costa Rica experience, courtesy of Gabrielle Charles (Knox College)

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

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

Student digital story about their ACM Costa Rica experience, courtesy of Deveon Rose (Knox College)

Welcome message from ACM Costa Rica Spanish Language Coordinator Mario Morera

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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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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