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May 28, 2018

Mascaradas: A Colorful Tradition in Costa Rica

Have you heard about people wearing masks made out of paper for dancing? This is what Macaradas tradition is about! Learn more here!

February 23, 2018

What We Did in Nicaragua: Spring 2018

As part of our semester programs, Spring 2018 students spent a week in Nicaragua. That year, Diane Román, ICADS Communications Coordinator, had the chance to go with them and visit this country for the first time. She shares her experience here!

May 01, 2018

Community Partner Forum: Our Commitment with Communities and Education

ICADS Staff members Anthony Chamberlian and Gabriel Vargas had the chance to attend the Community Partner Forum (CPF) organized by the GESI Staff of the Buffet Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern University. Gabriel tells us his experience in this blog post!

January 01, 2017

Urban gardens in Curridabat A maternity leave mini-IP

By Katherine Peters, M.Ed. Assistant Director, ICADS

March 02, 2018

Politics and Religion Through Costa Rican History

Religion, gender, and politics are difficult topics to talk about in Costa Rica, and believe it or not they're always related. Kattia Castro Flores, an ICADS speaker, is a mother, theologist, and feminist (although it sounds contradictory) has been studying for years the relationship of these three items, and how they affect people.