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 is a center for study, research, and analysis of Central American social and environmental issues. We focus on women's issues, economic development, environmental studies, public health, education, human rights, and wildlife conservation.
ICADS offers four separate and distinct study programs through which students can earn academic credit as a study abroad program for their university (see specific program information for details on college credit), take intensive Spanish language coursework and volunteer in any number of internships we have available in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Please visit the our website www.icads.org for more information.
Students of Icads working in the Ecofinca of the Asociación Andar