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COVID-19 has impacted many activities worldwide, and this definitely includes students in and out of Costa Rica who have recently graduated from high school and those intended to start or continue their university studies in the United States in Fall 2020.

ICADS, an institution with more than 30 years providing study programs to students from the United States of America, remains committed to making high quality programs in education abroad accessible to the larger academic community. To this end, ICADS is adapting by offering learning options for this student population.

A real advantage of this program is that the transfer of U.S. University credits may be pre-arranged though ICADS’ School of Record.

Course Description

We are glad to present “Latin American Perspectives on Social Justice and Sustainable Development – Seminar and Practicum”. This semester-long program allows students to dig into historical, political, economic, environmental, religious and social developments in Latin America. Through this course, students are able to deepen their understanding via hands-on experiences while earning college credits.

The seminar is divided into the following:

  1. ICADS’ course “Latin American Perspectives on Social Justice and Sustainable Development” whose objective is to enable students to understand different Latin American contexts. Students will take part in lectures, field trips, discussions, and analysis while they reflect on what they have learned through their assignments.

Schedule: Monday-Friday (mornings)
Weeks: 7
Credits: 6

  1. Directed Practicum / Internship: After 7 weeks of grappling with multiple perspectives on Latin American realities, students begin a directed practicum/internship with a Costa Rican organization. This means that the student will live with a Costa Rican family for the duration of the practicum. Internship includes a final week for students to prepare a portfolio of their experience as well as a final presentation.

Schedule: Monday-Friday
Weeks:  5
Credits: 6


Start Dates

Fall Semester
Sep 15 2020 to Dec 04 2020


12 weeks