Our Assistant Director Says Goodbye After 7 years

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Our Assistant Director Says Goodbye After 7 years Kat Peters, our assistant director, said goodbye to ICADS after 7 years and a half here. Kat has gone back to United States, but before she left, she shared with us a little about her years living in Costa Rica and working in Central America. Her experience started many years ago, as … Read More

Some tips to learn better Spanish

ICADS30th Anniversary, Conservation, Costa Rica, Culture, Environment, Health care system, Internship, Justice, Language, Latin America, News, Nicaragua, Research, Spanish, Study Abroad, Sustainability, Tips for travel

By Gabriela García, ICADS Spanish Coordinator Learn a new word in the dictionary every day; write it down; use it at least three times during the day and review it again the next day before learning a new one. Listen to music in Spanish; start with romantic songs first, because they’re slower; little by little listen to other faster rhythms and … Read More

Meeting the Standards

ICADS30th Anniversary, Costa Rica, Culture, Internship, Justice, Language, Latin America, Nicaragua, Research, Spanish, Study Abroad

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By Kat Peters, M.Ed., Assistant Director It is with great pride that I share with you that in December of 2016, in ICADS’s 30th Anniversary, our institution was recognized by The Forum on Education Abroad as being in “substantial conformity” with the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad. ICADS has been a member of The Forum since 2013.  Our membership … Read More

On the lookout for neotropical birds in Missouri

ICADS30th Anniversary, Conservation, Costa Rica, Environment, Latin America, Research, Study Abroad, Sustainability

By David Norman Lots of birds have two homes thousands of miles from each other, one that gives them lots of food for raising babies, and another to keep them fit until the next breeding season. In the ICADS field course we see birds in Costa Rica from October to April that by the month of May have flown away … Read More

My Experience at EBAIS + UNIBE: A Leader in Comprehensive Health Care

ICADS30th Anniversary, Costa Rica, Culture, Health care system, Internship, Justice, Language, Latin America, Study Abroad

By Lillian Solien Greer   Integrating into an organization like anything takes time. Although at EBAIS+ UNIBE, San Pedro, I found this to be easier than expected. If you speak the language and engage in conversation, the response from almost everyone is very positive. At the clinic, it is a tight knit community and the staff are very social. At … Read More

Blackberry cobbler and Agroforestry in Missouri

ICADSConservation, Environment, Internships, Research, Study Abroad, Sustainability, Uncategorized

By David Norman This summer I got to witness the evolution of an on-going project to wrestle economic value from a 110 acre property in the Missouri Ozarks.  This many acres may sound like a big chunk of land but the Ozark soil is not suitable farmland: it is acidic and quite rocky (full of chert and sandstone). But what … Read More

ICADS Community: Cultural and educational activities

ICADSCosta Rica, Culture, Environment, Internships, Justice, Language, Latin America, Study Abroad, Sustainability

By: Roxana Rojas Rodríguez In addition to the intensive language classes, Spanish program at ICADS features a series of cultural and educational activities in the afternoons, which help foreign students to better understand the history of Costa Rica, its culture, beliefs, values, way of being, folklore, symbols, economic and political aspects of the country and its economic and social development. All … Read More

30 años de ICADS

ICADS30th Anniversary, Costa Rica, Latin America, Nicaragua

Escrito por: Anthony Chamberlain, PhD., Director de ICADS El Aniversario 30 de ICADS es un momento adecuado para celebrar los logros del Instituto, brindar tributo a sus muchos contribuyentes y reconocer las formas en que ha evolucionado y se ha adaptado a nuestro cambiante mundo. ICADS fue establecido en una Centroamérica muy diferente a la actual. En 1986, la Guerra Fría … Read More