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Service-Learning/Internship

Students may choose between the following Program Terms:

12-week Service-Learning - Service-Learning in San José

ISA Service-Learning was created to propel students beyond the original confines of the classroom by providing opportunities to work at local organizations. These programs address the needs of the community and organization abroad while encouraging personal and professional growth, developing language proficiency and facilitating meaningful community engagement. Visit the ISA Service-Learning website for a list of placement opportunities.

During this program, participants will not attend classes, but will serve 15-35 hours per week at a local organization. All participants will develop a Portfolio throughout the program which includes reflective essays, group discussions, logs of hours, a supervisor evaluation and a certificate of completion.

Participants can earn 1-6 credits based on the number of contact hours accrued at the host organization and successful completion of the Portfolio. Visit the ISA Service-Learning website for more information about earning academic credit.

ProgramDatesCodePriceStatus
Fall 1 2015ESJF8115$3,400Late Acceptance May Be Possible, Contact ISA
Spring 1 2015ESJS8115$3,400Late Acceptance May Be Possible, Contact ISA
Summer 1 2015ESJU8115$3,400Currently Accepting Applications!

4-week Service-Learning

ISA Service-Learning was created to propel students beyond the original confines of the classroom by providing opportunities to work at local organizations. These programs address the needs of the community and organization abroad while encouraging personal and professional growth, developing language proficiency and facilitating meaningful community engagement. Visit the ISA Service-Learning website for a list of placement opportunities.

During this program, participants will not attend classes, but will serve 15-35 hours per week at a local organization. All participants will develop a Portfolio throughout the program which includes reflective essays, group discussions, logs of hours, a supervisor evaluation and a certificate of completion.

Participants can earn 1-6 credits based on the number of contact hours accrued at the host organization and successful completion of the Portfolio. Visit the ISA Service-Learning website for more information about earning academic credit.

ProgramDatesCodePriceStatus
Summer 1 2015ESJU4115$2,500Currently Accepting Applications!
Summer 2 2015ESJU4215$2,500Currently Accepting Applications!
Summer 3 2015ESJU4315$2,500Currently Accepting Applications!

8-week Service-Learning - Service-Learning in San José

ISA Service-Learning was created to propel students beyond the original confines of the classroom by providing opportunities to work at local organizations. These programs address the needs of the community and organization abroad while encouraging personal and professional growth, developing language proficiency and facilitating meaningful community engagement. Visit the ISA Service-Learning website for a list of placement opportunities.

During this program, participants will not attend classes, but will serve 15-35 hours per week at a local organization. All participants will develop a Portfolio throughout the program which includes reflective essays, group discussions, logs of hours, a supervisor evaluation and a certificate of completion.

Participants can earn 1-6 credits based on the number of contact hours accrued at the host organization and successful completion of the Portfolio. Visit the ISA Service-Learning website for more information about earning academic credit.

ProgramDatesCodePriceStatus
Fall 1 2015ESJF6115$3,100Currently Accepting Applications!
Spring 1 2015ESJS6115$3,100Late Acceptance May Be Possible, Contact ISA
Summer 1 2015ESJU6115$3,100Currently Accepting Applications!
Summer 2 2015ESJU6215$3,100Currently Accepting Applications!

ISA Academic Semester + Service-Learning/Internships

ISA Academic Information

This program is open to students at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of Spanish proficiency. It is designed for students wishing to expand their knowledge of health care practices abroad while improving their Spanish.

This program provides students with the opportunity to gain both classroom and practical, hands-on communication experience. Students may also enroll in courses offered in any of the courses offered in the Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Studies program to complete their total enrollment. A placement exam will be taken to determine language level.

Students may participate in up to three 80-hour Spanish language courses and must take at least one Health Care elective instructed in English, along with other courses, to remain a full-time student. Students may choose to add an additional intensive month program(s) to the trimester/semester program.

Language courses are held in the morning while elective courses are held in the afternoon. There may be weekend or afternoon field trips associated with health care courses.

Service-Learning Information

In addition to their academic courses, students will have the opportunity to spend 5-10 hours per week at a host organization, increasing language proficiency and gaining valuable international experience. Placements are arranged prior to arrival in the host country and language requirements vary. Visit the ISA Service-Learning website for more information on placement opportunities.

Service-Learning placements are coordinated by ISA and have no affiliation with the university. Students will develop a Portfolio throughout the program, documenting their projects, hours, and program activities.

Students can earn 1-6 credits based on the number of contact hours accrued at the host organization and successful completion of the Portfolio. Visit the Academic Credit page of the ISA Service-Learning website for more information.

ProgramDatesCodePriceStatus
Fall 1 2014ESJX6114$1,750Program in Progress
Fall 2 2015ESJX7115$2,000Currently Accepting Applications!
Fall 3 2014ESJX8114$1,750Program in Progress
Spring 2 2015ESJX2115$2,000Late Acceptance May Be Possible, Contact ISA
Winter 1 or 3 2015ESJX1115$1,750Late Acceptance May Be Possible, Contact ISA