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Fall 2016: The Mediterranean, Atlantic, and Beyond

Fall 2016

The Mediterranean, Atlantic, and Beyond
Interport Lecturer- Guayaquil to Puntarenas

Diego Vega

Diego Vega is a proud citizen of Costa Rica and will be happy to share his views about the political, economical, and cultural landscape of his own country.

He is a Psychology professor and was Head of the Psychology Department at Universidad Latina de Costa Rica between 2007 and 2018. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Universidad de Costa Rica, his MSc. in Human Development and Family Studies with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and his Ph.D. in an Interdisciplinary Program from Colorado State University.

Diego was born in Costa Rica and Spanish is his first language. He has lived in three different countries (Costa Rica, Guatemala, and the U.S.) and has visited many. He and his wife, Tatiana, sailed twice on Semester at Sea during fall 2016 and spring 2018 voyages. He taught courses such as Children and Youth in the Global Context, Introduction to Gerontology, and Family Studies. He understands culture and ethnicity through experience.

As a practicing therapist for more than 20 years, he has work with many Costarrican and U.S. couples living in Costa Rica. His research interests include: trust issues in romantic relationships, understanding culture and ethnicity, focusing primarily upon cultural differences between Hispanic and non-Hispanic populations, aging, and bilingualism. He is a clinical member of the AAMFT (American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy) and a member of the Costa Rican Psychological Association.

In this leg, Diego will be joined by his wife, Tatiana Corella, a seasoned attorney who is also willing to share her experience and points of view about Costa Rican law.