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Our Spanish students come from all over the world, and represent all ages, education levels, and professions, all sharing sensitivity to the beauty and challenges of Central America and a desire to learn more about the region and its people through language training and experiential learning.


Our Spanish program is based on the ACTFL levels, and students develop reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Through superior-quality materials developed at ICADS and a variety of methods employed by experienced staff according to the needs of the students, our focus is 100% communicative.


Organized activities supplement the language learning experience and expose students to culture and to issues of importance in Costa Rica. Lectures from guest speakers, visits to local museums, and weekend excursions are all available. Additionally, put your Spanish to work outside of the classroom, and dive into Central American reality through volunteering opportunities at local community organizations.* *Opportunities are contingent upon Spanish level and are determined after arrival.


Evaluation in the intensive Spanish programs is based on a combination of participation, homework, tests and quizzes, and oral presentations. ICADS is happy to provide a transcript for credit transfer to your university, however you must notify ICADS at the beginning of the course that you intend to transfer credit. Requests for credit after the course has ended cannot be accommodated.

Application deadlines:

We must receive your application at least one month before program start date.

Financial Information:

Spanish Intensive Tuition and Fees

 Deposit $300 
 Final payment $1,690 
 TOTAL COST $1,990


Start Dates

Apr 03 2023 to Apr 28 2023

May 01 2023 to May 26 2023

May 29 2023 to Jun 23 2023

Jul 03 2023 to Jul 28 2023

Aug 07 2023 to Sep 01 2023

Sep 04 2023 to Sep 29 2023

Oct 02 2023 to Oct 27 2023

Oct 30 2023 to Nov 24 2023

Nov 27 2023 to Dec 22 2023

Jan 03 2024 to Jan 26 2024

Jan 29 2024 to Feb 23 2024


4 weeks

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Deposit: $300 (applied to total)

Tuition & Fees: $1,990

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