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The summer abroad
of your dreams.

Ignite your passion for code. Experience an exotic country.
Make amazing friends from around the world.
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Learn the essential 21st century skill.
On a beach.

In just four weeks abroad, you can expect to learn as much as a typical course at university, if not more. You'll also leave with practical projects you can show future employers—not to mention, experiences you'll remember for life.

Focus on growth, not grades.

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.


From zero to coding hero.

Whether you want to become a software engineer or not, learning to code is an essential skill set for the 21st century. We'll teach you one of the most popular languages, Javascript, and the latest tools to build websites.


Work hard. Then live life to the fullest.

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.

Learn critical web development skills.
No experience required.

Coding is an essential 21st century skill, no matter your career path. This course will teach you both timeless software development principles and the latest tools from industry.
Javascript Javascript
Databases Database
Git & Agile Agile
Security Cryptography
Deployment Asynchronous programming

A day at iX Ignite.

Intensive learning. Breathtaking experiences.
All with other students as driven and adventurous as you are.

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.

Morning - class

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.

Afternoon - homework

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.

Let's not forget about the weekends.

iX Ignite includes loads of epic excursions that will immerse you in Costa Rica's natural beauty.

Surf classes in your backyard.

Pirate island

Cruise to a former pirate island in a luxury boat.


Hang with sloths and toucans in an epic National Park.

We're committed to improving access to study abroad.

Since 2014, iX has dispersed more than $1 million in financial aid to enable access to our programs.

More about fees and aid

Dates and availability for iX Ignite.

Dates in Costa Rica
May 24 - June 20

Applications open

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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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