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COVID-19 has impacted all activities worldwide and it definitely includes the study abroad sector. ICADS remains committed to offering high quality programs in education abroad accessible to the larger academic community. To this end, ICADS is adapting by offering distance learning options for this Fall.

 

Description

Besides our regular semester programing, we are glad to present “Latin American Perspectives on Social Justice and Sustainable Development Online Seminar and Practicum,” with the purpose of helping students understand more about Latin America by building upon their experiences from home with immersion into Costa Rican reality.  This is a great option for students who prefer to stay home this Fall and take online classes fully or partially.

 

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 be part of virtual lectures, discussions, and analysis while they reflect on what they have learned through their assignments.

 

    • Schedule: Monday to Friday (mornings).
    • Weeks: 6
    • Credits: 3

 

2. Spanish Classes, arranged according to students’ levels where they will practice the language, learn grammar, vocabulary, and deepen their understanding of Costa Rican culture.

 

    • Schedule: Monday to Friday (2 and a half hours daily in the afternoons).
    • Weeks: 6
    • Credits: 3

 

3. Directed Practicum / Internship: After 6 weeks of getting to know Latin American realities, students have the option of completing a directed practicum/internship with a Costa Rican organization, either virtually or on-site. This second option means that the student must travel to Costa Rica and live with a Costa Rican family for the duration of the practicum.

  • Online and On-site practicum/internship:

 

    • Schedule: Monday to Friday.
    • Weeks:  6
    • Credits: 9

 

Both options include a final week for students to prepare a portfolio of their experience as well as a final presentation.

 

Cost and Credits:

Cost and Credits vary according to the semester option the student decides to take:

 

Regular Semester

Online Seminar and Internship in Costa Rica

Online Seminar and Practicum

Cost

$12,950

$7,950

$5,850

Total Credits**

15

15

15

Credits Division

3 Credits Spanish

3 Latin American Perspectives on Justice and Sustainable Development

9 Credits Directed Internship

3 Credits Spanish

3 Latin American Perspectives on Justice and Sustainable Development

9 Credits Directed in-country Internship

3 Credits Spanish

3 Latin American Perspectives on Justice and Sustainable Development

9 Directed Online Practicum

Weeks

12

12

12

Dates

Sept 14th - Dec 4th

Sept 14th - Dec 4th

Sept 14th - Dec 4th

Application Deadline

     September, 7th

September, 7th

September, 7the

 

If you have any questions regarding these new study abroad online options, please contact our Communications coordinator, Diane at droman@icads.org

**Keep in mind that the final number of credits granted is up to the university. Be sure to check with your university if you have questions about credits.


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Start Dates

Sep 14 2020 to Dec 04 2020

Duration

12 weeks