Costa Rica is perhaps best known for its ecological diversity and the abolition of its army. In lieu of a military, it has an "army" of teachers and healthcare workers, positioning Costa Rica uniquely in the region in terms of human development. In addition to internships in education and the public health sector, ICADS' internship program offers over 65 placements in areas of areas of environment, development, wildlife conservation, agriculture, and women’s studies, among others.
This for-credit program prepares students for their 8 week internship by first providing a 5 week block of classes to both help ground students in the context and issues facing this region while also improving their Spanish communication abilities through small (no more than 4 students per class) intensive Spanish classes.
Gain hands-on experience and knowledge; move beyond the theory into the practice, and put your views of development and justice to the test in ICADS' internship program.