ICADS: Intensive Spanish Program in Costa Rica Photos and Video Return to Program Page Program Photos ICADS students learn about sugar cane and its historical role in Costa Rica. ICADS Spanish professors celebrate Costa Rica's Independence Day. ICADS Spanish students enjoy an afternoon dance class. ICADS students travel to a national park on the beach on the weekend. ICADS Spanish students celebrate Costa Rica's Independence Day on September 15th ICADS Spanish students have the opportunity to volunteer at local organizations. Spanish students study on ICADS' patio between classes.