Program Availability: Fall and Spring Semesters
This program offers Hampshire students with Spanish language ability the opportunity to study in Costa Rica and Nicaragua for one semester. Students live with a Spanish-speaking family while they incorporate an internship or a more structured field course into their academic studies.
(The image above was taken at Finca la Flor de Paraíso, an organic farm and ICADS Internship Site.)
Photo by Emily Coble 10F, Fall 2012 Program Participant
ABOUT THE INSTITUTE FOR CENTRAL AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
The Institute for Central American Development Studies (ICADS) was created in 1986 to fill the information gap in foreign policy between North American citizens and their governments, promoting a deeper understanding of the Central American Region. ICADS, a non-profit foundation located in San José, Costa Rica, is a center for study, research, and analysis of Central American social and environmental issues. They focus on women's issues, economic development, environmental studies, public health, education, human rights, journalism, community activism, and wildlife conservation.
The ICADS Program Center
Students can choose from two semester program options:
This program is available to Hampshire students only. All others can apply directly to ICADS.
Prerequisite: A minimum of two semesters of college-level Spanish courses strongly recommended prior to participation in either program.
Fall Term: September-December
Spring Term: February-May
HOUSING AND MEALS
Homestay with a local family.
Semester tuition fees paid to Hampshire College. A travel stipend may be awarded by GEO to help offset the cost of airfare.
"Learning with Local Youth" Photo by Emily Coble 10F, Fall 2012 Program Participant
HOW TO APPLY
You will need to complete and submit the following forms to the global education office before the appropriate application deadline:
Please contact the GEO program advisor for this exchange program before applying. Students should also review the general application instructions and procedures for Hampshire Exchange Programs.
GEO PROGRAM ADVISOR
Please contact the GEO program advisor for the Hampshire Exchange Program through ICADS for all questions regarding this program and how to apply to it.
Associate Professor of Ecology and Entomology
School of Natural Science
Elizabeth (Betsy) Hartmann
Professor of Development Studies
School of Critical Social Inquiry
Hampshire Exchange Application Deadlines
Spring 2013 Program:
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Fall 2013 Program:
Thursday, March 7, 2013
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