AGLOCAM’s Path

2019


Salisbury University fifth Faculty-Led Program. Emphasis: Entrepreneurship & Foreign Investment in Latin America, The case of Costa Rica. Led by Professor Dr. Patrick Fennell from the business school at SU.

A journey around the world started for AGLOCAM. In order to expand our organization we have decided to jump in a plane and start connecting to our potential clientes, our first stop The Netherlands.

Fitchburg State University first Faculty-Led Program. Emphasis: Global Public Health. Led by Professors Dr. Deborah Benes & Dr. Deborah Stone from the nursing school at FSU.

Fitchburg State University second Faculty-Led Program. Emphasis: Tropical Ecology. Led by Professor Dr. Christopher Picone from the biology school at FSU.

On May 14th, 2019 AGLOCAM was awarded with the country brand certification Essential Costa Rica from the government organization Procomer. After a year of lots of work and changes in our organization and our minds the results were obtained!

2018


Salisbury University fourth Faculty-Led Program. Emphasis: Entrepreneurship & Foreign Investment in Latin America, The case of Costa Rica. Led by Professor Laura Anderson from the business school at SU.

AGLOCAM decided to get the Essential Costa Rica country brand certification through Procomer. The process to get the certification started. Lots of internal work to do, new knowledge acquired that helps the organization to improve every single detail.

2017


Salisbury University third Faculty-Led Program. Emphasis: Entrepreneurship & Foreign Investment in Latin America, The case of Costa Rica. Led by Professors Laura Anderson & Silvana Chambers from the business school at SU.

We welcomed 2 more interns of the Professional Internship Program from Washington & Jefferson College.

Participation in the Business Competition of the Perdue Business School at Salisbury University.

In April 2017 AGLOCAM made history in Salisbury University, MD USA, winning 2nd place in the Gull Cage Competition and 4th in the Bernstein Competition at the Perdue School of Business in Salisbury University, MD; USA.
It was a life changing experience for everyone involved! Thank you very much to Silvana Chambers, Laura Williams-Anderson, Julia Rey, and Austin Dabbs for all the support, time and energy shared with our educational project. We wouldn’t be able to get that far and have such an amazing experience without all the hard work, feedback and positive energy you all guys have!
We love you so much and really appreciate all you have made for us. Stefanny Castro felt like home at your beautiful city and school!

AGLOCAM sponsored the first Aerial Dance Show in San Carlos, given completely for free to the community. Thanks to the creation of Grupo Pirueta in 2016 by Stefanny Castro (AGLOCAM’s CEO & Aerial Dance Instructor) the community of San Carlos wa able to enjoy and appreciate what aerial dance means and has to offer. More than 450 people attended to the event, including local TV News.

Participation in the Costa Rican business competition Yo Emprendedor.
During 5 months AGLOCAM participated in the Yo Emprendedor business competition, being able to participate in the final stage. Out of 60 different companies/business ideas AGLOCAM was positioned very well in the final stage with the last 20 participants. A full process that included training on the marketing, human talent and finance areas.

2016


Salisbury University Second Faculty-Led Program; developed in collaboration with ULACIT. Emphasis: Entrepreneurship, Ecotourism and Foreign Investment. Led by Professors Laura Anderson & Professor Silvana Chambers from the business school at SU.

Interns of the Professional Internship Program from Northeastern University, St. Joseph’s College, Salisbury University, Washington & Jefferson College, and SUNY Brockport.

AGLOCAM in New York & Boston for a whole month!

Visiting Saint Joseph’s College (NY), Northeastern University (Boston) & Farmingdale State College (NY). Participating in International Fairs, Info Sessions, Conferences, Outdoor Trips and more.

Special Thanks to:

  • Linda Lubranski from SJC – NY and her lovely family.
  • Marisol Nazario from SJC – NY and her lovely family and friend.
  • Sally Conant & Aspa Papanastasiou from NeU – Boston.
  • Jessica Zuñiga, Lorraine Greenwald & Agata Adamczuk from FSC – NY.
  • And all the special people we met during our journey.

2015


Salisbury University First Faculty-Led Program; developed in collaboration with ULACIT. Emphasis: Entrepreneurship, Ecotourism and Foreign Investment. Led by Professors Laura Anderson & Professor Silvana Chambers from the business school at SU.

Wisconsin University Faculty-Led Program; developed in collaboration with ULACIT. Emphasis: Entrepreneurship, Economy, Business, Ecotourism, Trade Zones and Foreign Investment.

Participation in Nafsa Conference 2015 in Boston, Massachusets Association of International Educators.

AGLOCAM was able to attend the annual conference of NAFSA. This association is a nonprofit organization for professionals in all areas of international education. Thanks to this conference we made connections with other universities across the U.S. and we were able to connect with institutions around the world. This conference offered a valuable lesson on the importance of communication and networking. We are dedicated to meeting our clients in person, in order to establish trust and comfort between our clients and AGLOCAM. The NAFSA conference really opened our eyes to the concerns and obstacles many institutions face while trying to send their students abroad. We plan to frequently attend this conference in order for us to continuously improve our company to benefit both students and their institutions.

Professional Internship Program created

First Intern of the Professional Internship Program received from Salisbury University.

2014


Partnership with ULACIT, Costa Rica. A great opportunity to work with the best private university in Costa Rica came to us.

Cincinnati University Faculty-Led Program; developed in collaboration with ULACIT. Emphasis: Economy, Corporate Social Responsibility & Service Learning.

2013


Stefanny had always strived to create her own company. While on a Paragliding Tour she met an old friend whom she would end up partnering with. After months of collaboration and networking AGLOCAM was born.


Stefanny Castro – Biography

Stefanny Castro is the Founder and General Manager at AGLOCAM S.A. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Tourism from Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, one of the most prestigious higher education institutions in Costa Rica and Central America, and an associate’s degree in Tourist Enterprises & Activities from Cartago Community College. During her academic and professional career she has attended several seminars, workshops and congresses in the fields of Relationship Marketing, Water Usage and Waste Disposal, Local Project Development, and Production of Renewable Energy. She has also been an expositor at Expotur Costa Rica, the travel trade-mart of Costa Rica and the region, for three consecutive years representing local brands and products, as well as the logistics coordinator during her third year. Her participation in the International Congress EcoEco Alternatives by Neotropica Foundation in 2014 provided her with deeper knowledge on ecological economics where the unifying aspect looked at the importance of improving right alternatives for the ecosystems and communities in Latin America. Ten years before AGLOCAM started, she developed her professional career in the tourism sector through private companies ranging from hotels, travel agencies and tour operators. Her education and passion towards sustainable development and transformational learning led her to international education, specifically oriented to promoting global consciousness and a call-to-action. The programs she designs focus on understanding renewable energies, agroecology production systems, mangroves and wetlands protection, economic sustainable living, the development of green businesses, among others.

She has always encouraged people to develop leadership and effective communication skills as well as enthusiasm to discover the wonders of life and our planet.

You can contact her at stefanny.castro@aglocam.com