ICADS Newsletter-Spring 2017

ICADSConservation, Costa Rica, Culture, Environment, Internships, Justice, Language, Latin America, Nicaragua, Research, Spanish, Study Abroad, Sustainability, Uncategorized

The first semester program of the year is over. Numerous students became ICADSers this 2017 and took on a life changing opportunity, where they committed to ICADS’ principles: social justice and sustainable development. Below is a quick look at what some of them have experienced this semester.   Field Program First, students went to the Southern Pacific Region of Costa … Read More

ICADS Semester Program Spring 2017.

ICADSCosta Rica, Culture, Environment, ICADS, Internship, News, Nicaragua, Research, Study Abroad

  Time has gone so fast and our Spring Semester Program is almost over! During Block I, ICADS students enjoyed lectures about contemporary Costa Rica — biodiversity and ecosystems; the church, state, and gender; economic systems and human rights; informal economy; direct foreign investment, and colonialism. They also visited an organic coffee farm and learned about land use capacity. In … 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

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

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

Economía ecológica y medición de la sostenibilidad

ICADSCosta Rica, Environment, Latin America

Carolina Arias Núñez El Tercer Congreso de la Sociedad Mesoamericana de Economía Ecológica (Cosmee) se llevará a cabo del 14 al 19 de noviembre del 2016, en la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez. Hace casi dos años, justamente en marzo, tuve la oportunidad de asistir, como periodista, al Segundo Cosmee, realizado en la sede universitaria Rodrigo Facio de la Universidad … Read More

Ecological Economies and Measuring Sustainability

ICADSCosta Rica, Environment, Latin America

By Carolina Arias Núñez The Third Congress of the Mesoamerican Society of Ecological Economy (Cosmee) will take place from the 14th of the 19th of November 2016, at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez. Two years ago, in March, I had the opportunity to attend, as a journalist, the Second Cosmee, at the Rodrigo Facio Campus of the University of … Read More