Costa Rica

Spend a semester in Costa Rica through the Institute for Central American Development Studies (ICADS).  Get to know this beautiful country while learning about social justice, sustainability, and ecology.  

Programs of Study:

  • Social Justice and Development Internship: Integrate theoretical concepts and real-world experience through hands-on experience. Move from classroom theory to actual practice in your internship placement, while learning how communities are seeking to create lasting social change.
  • Environment and Sustainable Development Field Program: Gain research experience in the natural and social sciences while learning to address environmental issues from a multidisciplinary perspective, and explore the idea of "sustainable development."
  • Language and Society: Language learning isn't only grammar and composition. Expand your Spanish skills as a means to understand culture and to interact with real people in real contexts. Live with a Costa Rican family in San Jose while developing your Spanish abilities.

NOTE: Internships and research opportunities are available during this long-term study abroad program.

Program Details:

Social Justice & Development Internship
Environment & Sustainable Development Field Study
Language & Society
Living Accommodations
Costs & Financial Aid
Travel & Documents

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    At A Glance:

    Term: Fall & Spring

    Program Level: Undergraduate

    Program Type: Academic; internships and research available

    Major(s): Open to all majors, but might be of particular interest to the following majors:

    • Anthropology
    • Biology
    • Education
    • Global Sustainability
    • International & Global Studies
    • Peace & Justice
    • Public Health
    • Sociology
    • Spanish
    • Women & Gender Studies

    Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish (1 Year College Level or Four Years High School Level)

    Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0