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Harper College formalizes international partnership with Costa Rica’s National University

UNA Costa Rica Harper SigningRepresentatives from Harper College and Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Campus Sarapiquí (UNA) recently signed a memorandum of understanding to formalize the partnership between the institutions. As a result of this memorandum, Harper will be able to increase intercultural exchanges with UNA, including cooperative teaching and curriculum development, staff professional development, and exchange programs for students, faculty and scholars.

This partnership will enhance internationalization efforts at both institutions and build upon a strong foundation established in 2018 with the visit of former Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (and UNA professor) Jairo Viales. Through a 100,000 Strong in the Americas grant, which supports exchanges between faculty and students from UNA and Harper, this relationship has only deepened.

The signing ceremony included (above, seated, from left) Adrian Carmona Miranda, UNA professor and coordinator of international affairs at UNA- Sarapiquí; and Dr. Avis Proctor, Harper president; and (standing, from left) Nellie Khalil, associate professor and director of Harper's Office of International Education (OIE); Viales, UNA professor; Laura Lopez Vargas, UNA professor; Dr. Maryann Janosik, Harper provost, Dr. Richard Johnson, professor and former OIE director; and Dr. Travaris Harris, associate provost of student success.

Harper Signing Ceremony Cultural Exchange UNA Costa Rica

Dr. Richard Johnson, Harper College professor (right), introduces Dr. Avis Proctor, Harper President, to a contingent of faculty and students visiting Harper from Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Campus Sarapiquí (UNA).

Harper College UNA Costa Rica Signing Ceremony Cultural Exchange Adrian Miranda

Adrian Carmona Miranda, UNA professor and coordinator of international affairs at UNA-Sarapiquí, discusses the partnership between UNA and Harper.

Harper College CNA Costa Rica Cultural Exchange Signing Ceremony Nellie Khalil

Nellie Khalil, professor and director of Harper’s Office of International Education, celebrates the opportunity for increased collaboration between Harper and UNA.

Last Updated: 11/12/22