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This is iX in Jacó, Costa Rica.

From beach relaxation to jungle adventures—Jacó has it all.

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A haven for exotic nature and biodiversity.

Due to its geography and nearly perfect climate, Costa Rica hosts 4% of the world's species, despite being one of the world's smallest countries. It has strict policies supporting sustainability and environmental protection which means plenty of pristine nature to explore. Not to mention, it's ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world.

Happiness ranking by Happy Planet Index.
Selina pool

Breathtaking adventures, every weekend.

iX Ignite includes amazing excursions to help you make the most of your time abroad.

Surf classes in your backyard.

The journey from your bed to the ocean is about 4 minutes, depending on how groggy you are when you wake up. iX includes a surf lesson or two, after which you'll be good enough to practice on your own, whenever you want.

Pirate island

Cruise to a former pirate island in a luxury boat.

Snorkel in crystalline waters, surrounded by a diverse array of marine wildlife. If you're lucky, you'll catch a glimpse of sea turtles or a pod of dolphins!


Hang with sloths and toucans in an epic National Park.

With lush rainforest, coral reefs, and wonderful, warm beaches with beautiful white sand, Manuel Antonio National Park is a hot spot for seeing animals you'll be hard pressed to find elsewhere.

Take a tour of your new home.

Our world-class operations will keep you safe while abroad, so you can focus on exploring.
Beachfront accommodation
iX has partnered with Selina, Latin America's premier hostel.
You'll share a hostel-style room with other iX students.
Located on the beach, with access to the main town and plenty of tourism options.
Modern classrooms
Your classrooms are located in the accommodation, so daily logistics are a breeze.
Plenty of common areas to work—including outdoors at the pool.
Fast wifi and great amenities.
Wellness-oriented lifestyle
Plenty of classes for whatever makes you feel well: yoga, salsa, surfing, cooking, and more.
Trained iXperience staff will help you with any health or safety issues 24/7, and connect you with our local network of doctors and health professionals.
Cost of living
Access to nearby countries
Access to nature
Music scene

All this, while you become a coder.

In between these epic experiences, you'll be learning a cutting-edge skillset and making moves towards your dream career.
Javascript Javascript
Databases Database
Git & Agile Agile
Security Cryptography
Interviews Work experience

Dates and availability for Costa Rica.

iX Ignite Program

4 weeks abroad.
A course and excursions.

Session 1
May 24 - June 20

Applications open

Session 2

Not available

How the Ignite program works
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Ready for the journey of a lifetime?

Our courses fill up fast—don't take your chances.
The next admissions deadline is March 5 at 11:59pm PT.
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