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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 $2,190 
 TOTAL COST $2,490 


Start Dates

Jun 03 2024 to Jun 28 2024

Jul 01 2024 to Jul 26 2024

Aug 05 2024 to Aug 30 2024

Sep 02 2024 to Sep 27 2024

Sep 30 2024 to Oct 25 2024

Nov 04 2024 to Nov 29 2024

Jan 06 2025 to Jan 31 2025

Feb 03 2025 to Feb 28 2025

Mar 03 2025 to Mar 28 2025

Jun 02 2025 to Jun 27 2025

Jul 07 2025 to Aug 01 2025


4 weeks

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Deposit: $300 (applied to total)

Tuition & Fees: $2,490

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