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Community health in Costa Rica

Community health in Costa Rica

by Alexandra L. Over winter break, I spent two weeks immersing myself in the lifestyle and culture of Costa Rica for a study abroad trip with the Sinclair School of Nursing. I was able to stay with an amazing homestay family and practice my Spanish speaking skills as well as learn about the country’s healthcare, […]

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Host family

Host family

by Kalynn B. Getting dropped off with my host family was quite possibly one of the most stressful events of my college career. To say the least, I was somewhere between “what have I signed up for?” and “I might throw up.” So, you can also imagine the stress when I was originally told I […]

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Costa Rica: First impressions

Costa Rica: First impressions

by Kalynn B. Costa Rica is a country of peace. A country that has only fought in a single war against other countries in the entirety of its existence. A country filled with Tico’s. A country filled with some of the best fruits you will ever consume. A country filled with some of the most […]

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Homecoming

Homecoming

by Garren W. After 258 days abroad, it was finally time to come home. I was ready, and had been for a while, but it was no less sad to say goodbye to my friends and host family. I had become a member of the family. My younger cousins asked me not to go and […]

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What happens while you’re away

by Garren W. When you get ready to go abroad, especially for a semester or even a year like I did, you have to consider the fact that time doesn’t stop while you’re gone. It can be a hard process to make sure you’re ready, and it’s even harder to recognize that just as you’re […]

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Costa Rica: El día de la virgen de los ángeles, roosters, saints, clowns and… cow bladders?

Costa Rica: El día de la virgen de los ángeles, roosters, saints, clowns and… cow bladders?

by Garren W. When you hear of Costa Rica, you probably imagine beautiful beaches, tropical rainforests and tons of tourists. All of that is here (Costa Rica is a beautiful country), but you probably don’t think of what happens in the rainy season from roughly March to October. I’ve on an IFSA-Butler calendar year program […]

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Why study abroad? | Student perspectives

Why study abroad? | Student perspectives

Students from the University of Missouri share benefits on studying abroad. Learn more: international.missouri.edu/getting-started.

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MU faculty members selected as 2012 global scholars

Filed in Costa Rica, News and announcements by on January 30, 2012

This summer, a group of 13 MU faculty members will have the opportunity to develop new research and teaching opportunities with colleagues in Costa Rica and Panama as part of the MU Global Scholars program. Global Scholars seeks to expand faculty involvement in MU’s strategic international relationships and foster new international collaborations for participants such as […]

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