On a morning when Birmingham is covered with snow and ice, here is a note from Marigene Chamberlain, with our students and faculty in Costa Rica: 


We arrived late on January 1.  It is a great way to start the new year, in a beautiful, lush country.  We've been busy these first few days, getting the students settled in with their host families, taking a tour of the volcano Irazu and the Sarapiqui River where we saw two crocodiles, a sloth, and various tropical birds and howler monkeys, as well as starting classes and having a tour of downtown San Jose.  Today we go to a coffee plantation after class. 


The world is better because of Samford's appreciation for diverse cultures and convictions. 



About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.