Program Details

Learn about social issues that communities face. By partnering with community-based organizations and following a reflection-based curriculum, you will learn first-hand how local professionals are addressing issues with the available resources.

Location:
Cartago, Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester
Work Types:
Arts & Architecture, Education, Medical, Nursing, Psychology, Sciences & Environment, Social Sciences

Program Overview

Program Description:

ISA Service-Learning provides students and recent graduates the opportunity to learn first-hand about social issues that communities around the world face. By partnering with community-based organizations and following a structured, reflection-based curriculum, you will learn how local professionals and experts are addressing these issues with the available resources while developing intercultural and leadership skills in a real-world context.

Throughout your program, you will create a service-learning portfolio, which is a compilation of reflection-based assignments and activities. This portfolio provides you with a guided framework to examine your experience, develop an enhanced sense of civic responsibility, and demonstrate your professional and cultural competencies achieved throughout your program.

Visit the ISA Service-Learning website to learn more about:

  • Community-based organizations in Cartago
  • What's Included in an ISA Service-Learning program
  • Academic Credit
  • Prices & Dates
     
Setting Description:
Sitting almost 4,800 feet above sea level, Cartago is a small province located just 15 miles southeast of San José. Although surrounded by natural beauty, the city is most famous for its rich history, culture and colonial tradition. Cartago was Costa Rica’s first city and capital until 1823. It is home to the famous Irazú Volcano, the Basilica de Nuestra Senora de los Angeles ruins and other ruins that date back past the 16th century. Weather in Cartago is much cooler and drier than its neighboring valley towns making it a perfect destination to hike nearby mountains or lounge in its manicured parks.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
Learn about social issues that communities face. By partnering with community-based organizations and following a reflection-based curriculum, you will learn first-hand how local professionals are addressing issues with the available resources.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

Not Yet Reviewd

Be the First to Review this Program