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Madison Metropolitan School District

Costa Rica Youth Exchange Program

 Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World


Costa Rica Youth Exchange Program "is a life-changing experience for those students who participate, allowing their Spanish skills and understanding of other cultures to improve dramatically. I highly recommend it." 

The Wisconsin Global Educational Achievement Certificate responds to demands from students for more opportunities to experience other cultures during the high school years, and so they can graduate to be career-ready for the multicultural interconnected world we live in.


To be recognized as WI Global Scholars, students needs to complete:

  • Coursework in world languages
  • Coursework with strong global implication and analyses
  • Extracurricular activities and experiences with global -themes
  • Co-curricular & other schools sponsored activities

The certificate demands an International Exchange Program where exchange students will experience a Language Immersion Program, Community Services (20 hours of work connected to a global community different from his/her own), extracurricular activities and experiences with global themes, and to complete a community services project connected to a global community or global issue.


The Costa Rica Youth Exchange Program helps students complete the requirements of the Wisconsin Global Education Achievement Certificate.

Global Scholars Program cooperates with the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.


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Call the Director Ilba Prego at 1-888-674-0408.