July 29, 2015 | Student Stories

ZunigaElenoreMy favorite project during my study abroad in Costa Rica was a mural project I headed at Escuela República de Argentina, a public school in a neighborhood near central San Jose. I designed the mural specifically to allow space for the children there to contribute, incorporating simple shapes of animals based on pre-Colombian gold artifacts I studied at an underground museum in San Jose. With the help of a team of my classmates, people from my program, and kids at the school, this project was one of my most fulfilling moments as an artist, as a student, and in general as a human being. I am endlessly grateful for the space for growth my study abroad experience empowered me to have.

Development Studies in Latin America (Hunter), Spring Semester 2015