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BLOCK I (2 weeks):

Spanish Preparation and Internship Selection

Spend the first three weeks of the program in intensive Spanish classes (four hours per day, 5 days a week) geared to the individual abilities and needs of each participant. Get to know San José and live with a Costa Rican host family. Explore internship sites and themes and decide on a placement that meets your needs and interests.

BLOCK II (6 weeks):

Structured Internship

Spend 6 weeks in an unique internship placement, and immerse yourself in Costa Rican language and culture.

BLOCK III (1 week):

Written Work and Oral Presentation

Upon completion of your internship, return to ICADS to complete a portfolio describing your experience, and present your work to other interns.

Application deadlines:

 Summer 2024  March 11
 Summer 2025  March 10

Financial Information:

Summer Internship Tuition and Fees

Includes tuition, fees, room and board (some lunches are not included), and materials.

 Deposit $500 
 Final payment $5,475 
 TOTAL COST $5,975 

If you are interested in receiving credit for this program, the price for the Summer Internship Program is $6,875 (does not include School of Record fee, if needed).


Start Dates

Summer 2024
Jun 03 2024 to Aug 02 2024

Summer 2025
Jun 02 2025 to Aug 01 2025


9 weeks

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Deposit: $500 (applied to total)

Tuition & Fees: $5,975

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