Institute for Central American Development Studies (ICADS): San José - Social Justice and Development Internship

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Gain hands-on experience and knowledge; move beyond the theory into the practice, and put your views of development and justice to the test. ICADS' program offers over 65 placements with organizations in the areas of the environment, education, he... read more

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A student studying abroad with Institute for Central American Development Studies (ICADS): San José - Social Justice and Development Internship
I learned so much about Latin America, specifically Costa Rica and Nicaragua, and the way that I as a U.S. citizen affect people living here. I was able to make connections with material from previous courses in Spanish, sociology, political science, religious studies, psychology, biology, environmental science, and much more. T... - St. Mary's College of Maryland View Entire Review
Absolutely. I will never have that experience again in my life, and I know now that Spanish is definitely something I want to continue to use, and will use in my profession. It was truly an eye-opening experience, and one that I would never give up. - St. Mary's College of Maryland View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Institute for Central American Development Studies (ICADS): San José - Social Justice and Development Internship
I gained an appreciation for and an understanding of an alternative lifestyle. I improved my language skills. - St. Mary's College of Maryland View Entire Review

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Gain hands-on experience and knowledge; move beyond the theory into the practice, and put your views of development and justice to the test.

ICADS' program offers over 65 placements with organizations in the areas of the environment, education, health, development, wildlife conservation, agriculture, and women’s studies, among others. Students have the option of interning with organizations in Costa Rica or in Nicaragua.

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 intensive Spanish classes.

During the internship, students are closely supervised by an ICADS coordinator and an on-site supervisor.


Program Type(s):
Internship
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
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