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Pura Vida: Education and Community in Costa Rica

Brian Schultz and 18 Miami students in front of La Paz Community School in Costa Rica
Global Connections

Pura Vida: Education and Community in Costa Rica

Brian Schultz, professor and associate dean, and 18 Miami students visited La Paz Community School in Costa Rica for a day of learning and collaboration. This was part of their winter term program focused on field experiences and the intersectionality of families, communities, and education. Students learned about various schooling practices and engaged with people from three different geographical Costa Rican areas: San Jose in the Central Valley, Monteverde in the mountains/cloud forest of Puntarenas Province, and Flamingo in the Pacific Ocean/coastal area of Guanacaste Province.