Shaped the rest of my life choices

Academics: 5
Support: 4
Fun: 5
Housing: 5
Safety: 5

Living with a host family is something I believe is critical to long-term study abroad experiences. There is truly no other way to learn about the culture as in-depth as having a host family and essentially becoming a member of that family.

The ICADS program finds incredible host families in San Jose (for the first month or so of the program) and outside the metro when students do field work or an internship. I am so glad I found this program. I still keep in contact with my host family and was so moved by my internship experience, assisting with health education on the border of Nicaragua.

My Spanish skills improved so much while in Costa Rica thanks to the intense classwork and immersion program that has been so well thought out. I wish I could go back again and again!

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would
Year Completed