I spent August through December of last year living and studying in Costa Rica. While I was there, I lived with two Costa Rican families, took classes, conducted over 50 interviews (including four, 1-2 hour life history interviews in a rural community), traveled to Costa Rican places of interest, and made an effort to get to know and understand several Costa Ricans with whom I was in contact. Issues of interest to me were cultural and sociopolitical differences, and especially the way that the United States and its citizens are perceived by Costa Ricans. This symposium presentation is my attempt to share my wonderful experience with you.
Anna Berlin, ’03 Coralville, IA
Majors: Spanish, Ethnic Studies, Psychology
Sponsor: Carol Lacy-Salazar