Build your own semester according to your interests and acquire knowledge on human rights and sustainability.
ICDS and EARTH University offer a ground-breaking study abroad program that links knowledge with action in the pursuit of sustainable development in both urban and rural contexts of Costa Rica.
Learn about health systems in Latin America
This program provides students with the opportunity to learn about sports in Latin America and their strategic importance for development in the region.In addition, students will be able to acquire in- depth knowledge on the major challenges for sustainability faced by Latin America while contributing to the well-being of vulnerable populations by carrying out community work. Moreover, students will improve their Spanish language skills through language courses at different levels and community work in a Spanish-speaking environment.
This program offers a strong Spanish language and cultural immersion component, allowing students to improve their language skills as well as contribute to local community development.
This joint program with Universidad Latina de Costa Rica and Hospital Clínica Bíblica offers students the opportunity to explore health care in a developing country while furthering their Spanish language skills and gaining an understanding of the life and culture of Costa Rica
This short- term late summer program, offered by ICDS, in conjunction with Finca La Flor –an agro-ecological farm located in Cartago, Costa Rica– is a service-learning course with an environmental/ecological and sustainable development focus and provides students with an opportunity for a first-hand practical experience in the field of environment, ecology, and food security in Costa Rica.
ICDS offers academic institutions the possibility of developing customized programs at undergraduate and graduate level.
These may include faculty-led programs focusing on topics within ICDS’ areas of expertise and intended to give participant students and faculty insights on the challenges faced by Costa Rica and other Latin American countries to secure the sustainability of their development.Contact ICDS