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.

Heredia, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Work Types:
Animals, Arts, Children, Economic Development, Education, Environment, Health, Social Services, Translation, Women's Rights
3-4 weeks, 1-3 months, 4-6 months

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 Heredia
  • What's Included in an ISA Service-Learning program
  • Academic Credit
  • Prices & Dates
Setting Description:
Heredia is located approximately 11 kilometers northwest of the capital city of San José. Just a short bus ride outside of San Jose will take you into the verdant tropical foothills of the extinct Barva Volcano. Heredia is a university city, featuring many Spanish language schools and programs, and its sizable student population includes many who come to perfect their Spanish language skills. The city showcases pleasant plazas, lush green spaces and parks, and friendly people enjoying la pura vida.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
For details and eligibility, please visit our website.