Students may choose from the following Academic Program options:
Semester programs in San José offer courses at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Students may choose to take classes with Costa Rican students or classes with international students.
Trimester programs in San José offer courses at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced level. Classes are taken with international students.
San José summer programs offer courses at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Classes are taken with international students.
San José Intensive Month programs offer courses at all levels - beginning to advanced. Classes are taken with international students.
ISA is committed to offering students opportunities to go beyond the classroom and participate in a service-learning program while abroad.
ISA Service-Learning partners with local organizations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Service-learning programs are available independently or may be combined with an ISA academic program. These programs encourage personal and professional growth, increase language proficiency, and facilitate meaningful community engagement. 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. Credit may be awarded through a student's home university or from Carroll College.
This option allows students to combine summer programs to take more courses and have a longer length of stay.