Ozarks Abroad class, The Colombian Amazon: Culture, History and Tropical Ecology, culminates in adventure to the Amazon.
Meghan embraces ‘Pura Vida’ lifestyle of Costa Rica.
Although I joined the Spanish program very late, I’m still able to graduate on time because Dr. Clary was so willing to work with me. He mentioned that I had to have an immersion experience and immediately started helping me with the process. An immersion experience that lasts longer than 6 weeks is required for the major. Going through USAC, the University Studies Abroad Consortium, I was able to travel to Heredia, Costa Rica to live with a host family and attend classes. I took small-sized classes with other American students, including an Intermediate Spanish class, Conversation, Composition, and a Latin American Culture class. Although the academic part of the experience was enriching, the most life-changing part of my experience was definitely living with a host family. My host family was so wonderful, and my host mom even taught me how to cook Costa Rican food.
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Meghan Mansur had never traveled outside the United States before she enrolled at University of the Ozarks. Now the soon-to-be graduate is a seasoned traveler who can't wait to begin her professional career abroad.
University of the Ozarks Associate Professor of Spanish Dr. Bill Clary will present a paper at the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Congress, scheduled for May 21-24 in Chicago.