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Rodney Vargas

Resident Director, Costa Rica

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Internationalist • Environmentalist • Hiker • Forest Lover • Pacifist • Great Sense of Humor

I am back home in Costa Rica and eager to share my experiences gained in my life journey with all the study abroad students coming this way. It is a true pleasure to be here to help them enjoy their experiences in Costa Rica, ready to offer advice and any support to help them navigate in the local culture and learn from their own journey.


Rodney graduated from Worcester State University with a bachelor's degree in Economics with minors in French and Political Science. Later he received his Masters degree in Conservation Biology from The University of Georgia.

Travel Experience

As an undergraduate, Rodney participated in a faculty-led program conducted by the Worcester State Department of Foreign Languages where he traveled to Paris, France to immerse in the French culture. This trip helped him decide to work in the field of international education. Has visited over 40 countries since that trip to France.

Did You Know?

1) Rodney once ran the Boston Marathon in under 3 hours for a bowl of beef stew. 2) Believes in the power of emotional healing through nature walks.