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Areas of Study:
Biology, Communication, Earth Science, Ecology, Education, English, Environmental Studies, Health Sciences, International Relations, International Studies, Internships, Latin American Studies, Pre-Health, Service Learning, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish
Field Sites, Internship, Volunteer
Full-Time Service-Learning Program
Cartago, Costa Rica
ISA Service-Learning offers opportunities for you to make an impact in a community abroad, enhance your cultural competency, and develop key skills that you’ll use for the rest of your life.
Sitting almost 4,800 feet above sea level, Cartago is a small province located 15 miles southeast of San José. Although surrounded by natural beauty, the city is most famous for its rich history, culture and colonial tradition. It is home to the infamous Irazú Volcano, the Basilica de Nuestra Senora de los Angeles ruins and other ruins that date back past the 16th century.
Learning by Reflection
Learning does not happen as the result of an experience itself, but through intentional reflection upon an experience. Therefore, a vital part of service-learning is critical reflection through a guided curriculum.Learn More »