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The application deadline for Fall Semester, 2020 has been extended!

Apply by August 31st, 2020!

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Study Abroad Online: ICADS Semester Seminar

If you were considering studying abroad or still don’t know what to do next semester, the Institute for Central American Development Studies (ICADS) has an option for you!

Next Start:
09/14/2020

Duration
12 Weeks

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Online Spanish Course

Improve your Spanish skills from home with ICADS’ Online Spanish Intensive Classes!

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Environment and Sustainable Development Field Program

Next Start:
01/27/2020

Duration
14 Weeks

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Spanish Intensives

Learning Spanish at ICADS is more than just learning a language. Our classes offer a unique experience to go beyond just grammar, and move towards a deeper understanding of the Central American reality

Next Start:
01/06/2020

Duration
4 Weeks

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Social Justice & Development Internship

Integrate theoretical concepts and real-world experience through hands-on experience. Move from classroom theory to actual practice in your internship placement, learning how communities are seeking to create lasting social change.

Next Start:
01/27/2020

Duration
14 Weeks

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Language & Society

Language learning isn’t only grammar and composition. Expand your Spanish skills a means to understand culture and to interact with real people in real contexts.

Next Start:
01/27/2020

Duration
14 Weeks

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Summer Internship

If a semester program is not for you, join us during the Summer!

Next Start:
06/01/2020

Duration
10 Weeks

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Gap Semester

Your Gap Semester is a time to explore, to get to know yourself and the world. But we suspect you want something more than just adventure, which is plentiful in Costa Rica. Study with us and make the most of your gap semester!

Next Start:
01/27/2020

Duration
14 Weeks

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Custom Programs

Each year ICADS partners with universities to develop custom programs to meet their specific needs. Past programs have focused on Social Work, Healthcare, Literature, Sociology, and Ecotourism. If you are interested in a custom program, contact us today!