Living with a Costa Rican Family


When studying abroad, sometimes it’s stressful to live with a family that has different customs, and speaks a different language. At ICADS we know this, so today we want to share with you some general information and rules about the Costa Rican families which are part of ICADS community.   Students have access to basic appliances such as stoves, washing … Read More

Cultural and Educational Activities: Visiting the National Museum


ICADS’ program, in addition to the language class, has a series of educational and cultural activities during the afternoons, that helps foreigner students to understand better Costa Rican’s history, its culture, its beliefs, its values, the way it is, its folklore, the national symbols that identify, economic and political aspects of the country, its economic and social development. All of … Read More

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

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