The learning environment at iX is collaborative and intense. Instead of competing against your classmates, you'll be building together, sharing knowledge, and supporting each other in growth. Past students have found not just inspiration from their classmates, but also lifelong friendship.
We believe living fully means challenging yourself to try new things. That might mean new ways of connecting with nature, unfamiliar people or cultures, or trying a new sport. You won't be the first iX student whose life has been changed by learning to surf.
This town just may turn you into an early riser. Since you'll be living on the beach, it's easy to start each day with a jog, surf, or a relaxing yoga session. Sleeping in...well, that's OK too.
Grab a healthy breakfast at the iX Accommodation—included in your program fee—before a hard day's work.
iX is no holiday—class will be intense! Expect small class sizes, interactive discussions, hands-on practical projects, and a collaborative workshop style.
Take a break to digest your new knowledge and experience the local food scene. There are quite a few local lunch spots just a few minute's walk from the classroom.
Learning at an intense pace means practice—and lots of it. We'll assign homework and out-of-class projects that will take your skill set to the next level, and challenge you to learn faster than you thought possible.
Time to relax at last! Chill at the pool at the iX Accommodation, or head to the beach for a sunset swim, surf, or beach volleyball session. Keep learning with an evening cooking or dance class.
Though Jacó is a small town, it has a thriving restaurant and bar scene, with a wide range of Costa Rican and international offerings. Take your pick and adventure out! The restaurant and bar at your accommodation (shown here), isn't too shabby either.
Head out to a bar or salsa club for a few drinks with friends or other travelers from the accommodation. Keep in mind that class is intense—make sure to get lots of rest! You'll make your parents proud.
Surf classes in your backyard.
Cruise to a former pirate island in a luxury boat.
Hang with sloths and toucans in an epic National Park.