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.

San Jose, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Work Types:
Animals, Arts, Children, Education, Environment, Health, Social Services, Translation, Women's Rights
1-2 weeks, 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 San Jose
  • What's Included in an ISA Service-Learning program
  • Academic Credit
  • Prices & Dates
Setting Description:
Located in the central valley of Costa Rica is San José, the cultural, political and economic capital. The natural beauty and acclaimed biodiversity of the surrounding areas make San José the ideal location for exploring all that Costa Rica has to offer. Nearly two-thirds of the country’s total population live in this small, fertile valley; thus, although most Costa Ricans enjoy access to basic health care, education and social services, concentrated overpopulation places stress on many social support systems which rely heavily on NGOs.

Additional Program Information

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