Program Details

The International Center for Development Studies (ICDS) offers a 6-week program for students who want to increase their knowledge of business Spanish and gain greater insight into corporate social responsibility, ethics, and sustainable development.
San Jose, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:

Program Overview

Program Description:

As part of this six-week summer program, business students have the opportunity to perfect their business Spanish and gain greater insight into how corporate social responsibility, ethics and sustainable development are connected. Students will have the opportunity to learn about different business strategies and public-private schemes aimed to contribute to sustainable development in Latin America, particularly in Costa Rica. Site visits to relevant public institutions and private companies, field trips centered on ongoing development projects, and cultural activities complement the classroom learning process and give students a taste of the business climate and the Costa Rican people and culture.

Setting Description:
Students choosing to study at the International Center for Development Studies (ICDS) complete their coursework in both English and Spanish with other American study abroad students on the campus of the Universidad Latina, Costa Rica’s largest private university. The campus is located northeast of downtown in an area of San José known as Lourdes de Montes de Oca. With its modern facilities, advanced equipment, and experienced and efficient staff, the Universidad Latina provides the perfect learning environment for the ICDS programs. Students have full access to all facilities at the Universidad Latina, including libraries, bookstores, coffee shops and a food court. Intimate class sizes provide students with ample opportunities to participate and explore areas of particular interest to them, and students who desire greater interaction with local students can seek friends from among the general Universidad Latina student population.
Pre-departure, On-site, and Re-entry services included, such as advising and online resources, airport reception, resident directors, housing, tuition, tutoring, medical & life insurance, excursions, social & cultural activities, alumni network, Learning and Engagement Badge Program and more!

Additional Program Information

*Minimum 2.5 G.P.A. *Open to juniors and seniors
Scholarships Description:
API awards approximately $500,000 in study abroad scholarships annually ranging from $250 -$1,000 per student.