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ISA Service-Learning in San Jose, Costa Rica

Program Duration

9-12 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks

Term

Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Throughout the year, May Term

Qualifications

ISA Service-Learning programs are available to current students and recent graduates who meet the following eligibility requirements:

• Must have graduated high school by the start date of the service-learning program

• Must be at least 17 years old by the start date of the service-learning program

• Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5

• When applicable, participants must meet the minimum language requirement of the host country

Eligibility for specific community-based organizations is determined by your resume, cover letter, and interview upon application.

Intern Types

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art & Fine Arts
  • Art History
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Communications
  • Counseling
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dentistry
  • Development
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Food Science & Nutrition
  • Geology
  • Health Administration
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Human Rights
  • Humanities
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology & Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Linguistics
  • Medicine
  • Museum Studies
  • National Park
  • Nursing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Physical Therapy
  • Political Science & Politics
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration & Government
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sustainable Development
  • Tourism
  • Women's Studies
  • Zoology & Wildlife Sciences

Languages

  • Spanish

Program Fees Include:

• Comprehensive advising and support
• Visa support
• Bridging Cultures Program, the on-site cultural and academic orientation
• Housing
• Meals and laundry service
• Guaranteed placement with community based organization
• Full-time resident staff with a maximum 20:1 student to staff ratio
• On-site ISA office, computer and internet access (WiFi)
• Airport reception
• Cultural activities
• Medical insurance
• 24-hour emergency assistance
• On-site transportation stipend
• Project materials stipend
• Donation to host organization
• ISA Service-Learning Portfolio
• One year digital subscription to The New York Times"

Credit Available

yes

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Aids
  • Animal Welfare
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Arts
  • Biological Research
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Business
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Conservation
  • Counseling
  • Culture
  • Dental
  • Disability Issues
  • Drama
  • Eco-tourism
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Environment
  • Gender Issues
  • Geology
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Hospital
  • Human Rights
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Legal Aide
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Medicine
  • Microfinance
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Orphans
  • Parks
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Recreation
  • Senior Citizens
  • Small Business Development
  • Social Work
  • Teaching
  • Tutor
  • Veterinary Science
  • Volunteer Management
  • Water Projects
  • Women
  • Writing
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

This Program is open to

Worldwide, Canadian, American, European, Australian, South African, Kiwi and Asian Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Scholarships are Available

In memory of Kalyn Peterson and her commitment to helping others, ISA Service-Learning will award one $1000 scholarship to one Summer participant and one $1000 scholarship to one Spring participant to use toward the complete cost of a Service-Learning program. Please visit the ISA Service-Learning website for more information on scholarship application due dates and eligibility.

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Phone/Video Interview

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad