At ICADS our approach is participatory – we believe you learn best by getting out and experiencing life in Central America, by reflecting on your experience, and broadening your perspective.
Your safety and health are priorities for us, and by following our guidelines, you can take the plunge into a new culture and language with confidence. Check out the links on this page for details on student life in ICADS programs.
Daily classes take place at ICADS’ headquarters, located in Curridabat, a neighborhood on the edge of the capital, San Jose, and near the university area of San Pedro. There are a variety of shops, restaurants and services nearby.
San Jose itself is only a 10-minute bus ride away, and is a bustling cosmopolitan city filled with cultural events, an exciting nightlife, and plenty of historical landmarks and museums to explore.
Costa Rica is a beautiful country blessed with countless natural wonders, a tropical array of flora and fauna, and gracious and warm people to meet along the way. Any location in Costa Rica is easily accessible by bus from San Jose, and many students choose to explore what the country has to offer during their free weekends.
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«This has been one of the most beautiful educational experiences of my life. ICADS did a great job at educating students about the culture and current events here in Costa Rica. This program is wonderful! In addition, the facilities here are gorgeous, clean, and safe. And the staff is friendly and always willing to help students. The professors are excited to teach, which makes the students excited to learn. Thank you so much for educating me!»