First Year Immersion Program

  • Beginning in fall 2016, Lang launched a custom-designed first-year-abroad program with the Institute for Central American Development Studies (ICADS) in Costa Rica that exposes first-year students to issues of development, social justice, and sustainability.

    Lang First-Year Immersion: Costa Rica

    This program allows students to earn 30 academic credits while gaining a deep understanding of Central American social and environmental issues with a group of dedicated students and professors. Learn about economic development, politics, the environment, sustainable development, the rights of women, education, and human rights in the Central American context. Participants live with a Costa Rican family while taking courses and gaining hands-on experience with students from Lang and other schools across the United States. Highlights include language immersion, field experience, independent research, and an internship. 

    Students with questions about First-Year Immersion should contact Maria Ferroni, assistant director for Student Engagement and Global Programs.