San Jose, Costa Rica
You may be able to combine any of the Service-Learning Experiences below with an ISA Academic Program.
After School Program
Work with an organization that provides after school and daycare services to children of limited economic resources. Be a positive role model and help students with homework and education activities. Engage the children by facilitating recreational activities, art and music projects.
Children and Youth Center
This center is dedicated to supporting abandoned and at-risk children and teens by providing shelter, educational programs, and activities for social development. Assist a social worker with administrative tasks and projects, improve the center’s infrastructure with cleaning, painting and beautification projects, teach English lessons, and help students with their homework.
Environmental, Cultural and Recreational Park
Bring surrounding communities together by dedicating your time at a free and open recreational space for children and youth. This park aims to promote an appreciation for nature and the environment in addition to art, music, and technology. Participants will have the opportunity to work on environmental projects and/or gardening projects. It is also an excellent opportunity to learn about plants typical of Costa Rica! If the student has an advanced level of Spanish, he or she might be able to assist, design and run workshops for the youth. It depends on availability and the needs of the organization.