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

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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

Forget Shorter Showers

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BY DERRICK JENSEN Would any sane PERSON think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday, or that chopping wood and carrying water would have gotten people out of Tsarist prisons, or that dancing naked around a fire would have helped put in place the Voting Rights Act of … Read More