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  • Locations: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: ISEP 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 09/10/2024 10/01/2024 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Homestay Minimum GPA: 2.75
Area Of Study: Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies, Spanish, Tourism Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior
Languages Available: English, Spanish
Program Description:
ISEP Direct Costa Rica
  • Experience the picturesque beauty of Costa Rica by visiting world-renowned mountains, beaches, and rainforests while enjoying a vast range of outdoor activities including zip-lining. 
  • Deepen your perspectives on sustainability, social justice, and community development by engaging in an immersive and interactive academic experience in Costa Rica through International Center for Development Studies (ICDS). 
  • Engage with the local culture by living in a homestay with a family selected to complement your Spanish language level, or by participating in a service-learning course that includes weekly community service. 
  • Explore one of the most biodiverse countries in the world at large with accessible and affordable transportation bus and flight options available to countless bucket list destinations in Costa Rica. 

Live in San José, the bustling capital city of Costa Rica where it is warm all year long, surrounded by lush green mountains. Gain relevant skills through experiential-learning focused on sustainability in one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. 

Service Learning 
Connect with the local population by participating in a course with weekly opportunities to give back through community service. Gain hands-on experience and invaluable insight into the lives of Costa Ricans at community and non-profit organizations.  Enhance the international education experience through service-learning opportunities organized by ICDS to match academic, professional, and language criteria.  

What We Love About ICDS 
Studying in San José offers endless opportunities to connect with the natural and cultural beauty of Costa Rica. Embrace the happy and warm Pura Vida lifestyle while gaining hands-on professional experience. 

Visit the Program Page for Study in Costa Rica - Sustainable Development & Social Justice in Latin America to learn more. 

You can meet with the ISEP Coordinator at your home campus or speak with an ISEP Student Services Officer, who will guide you through the application process, pre-departure, your time abroad, and your return. To connect with ISEP, visit our website.