The International Center for Development Studies is located in San Jose, Costa Rica. ICDS has partnered up with Universidad Latina de Costa Rica (ULatina) to offer a handful of technical and educational programs that simultaneously provide the highest level of circumstances for students to learn or perfect their Spanish language skills while taking courses on Central & Latin American cultural, environmental, and developmental issues.
Students stay with carefully selected host families as a guest in their homes to provide a true cultural immersion experience along with the added opportunity to further their Spanish language proficiency. Service-learning opportunities are also available in conjunction with ICDS' academic programs. Check out some of ICDS' amazing programs below to see which one is right for you!