Intercultural Relations (ICR)
The Intercultural Relations (ICR) course is designed to orient all newcomers to Rota, Spain. The four-day course provides newly reporting members and their families with information about the base and its surrounding areas. The course includes a field trip where newcomers have the opportunity to explore the town of Rota, browse a local open-air market, and taste a typical Spanish meal. Comfortable walking shoes and business casual attire is recommended for the day of the field trip.
The ICR course is held every other week, except for June through September when the course is offered weekly. ICR is scheduled from Monday to Thursday, except long holiday weekends when the course is scheduled Tuesday through Friday. Class begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.
Pre-registration is required. Military members, spouses, civilian, contract employees, and all dependents 18 years and older are required to attend the ICR course. Child care certificates of attendance are available for child care services during class times. Child care arrangements should be made one week in advance by contacting Child & Youth Programs (CYP) at DSN 314 727-1100 or commercial 956 82-1100. Register upon arrival by calling DSN 314 727-3232 or stop by the FFSC office located in the Community Support Building, Building 3293.