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Address: 250 Oeste Mutual Alajuela, Heredia 3000, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 866-978-6668
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Description: Intercultura Spanish Language School in Costa Rica offers a series of 18...
Intercultura Spanish Language School in Costa Rica offers a series of 18 courses designed by curriculum specialists, using interactive small groups in an environment of total immersion in Latin American culture. Classes are 4 hours per day, Monday to Friday. Our professors are university trained and credentialed to teach Spanish as a second language. Academic credit through several accredited US university programs is available (e.g. Brookhaven, Austin College, and Duke University).Cultural activities include Latin dance classes, cooking typical Costa Rican foods, Spanish-language films, weekend sightseeing tours, cultural orientation and city tour and special holiday celebrations.
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I learned a lot of Spanish during my 3 weeks in Intercultura. I cannot recommend this school highly enough The teachers are great and the personnel is very friendly and helpful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I learned a lot of Spanish during my 3 weeks in Intercultura. I cannot recommend this school highly enough The teachers are great and the personnel is very friendly and helpful.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I loved my experience at Intercultura. I learned Spanish enough to be proficient in the time I was there, I was placed with an excellent host family, I made lasting relationships with people I met there, and had a lot of fun. The teachers are professional, knowledgeable and friendly. The school made it easy to take fun side trips around... More 

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I really enjoyed my stay at Intercultura Heredia! It is a beautiful school in Heredia's city center with great facilities, excellent teachers and many cultural activities such as cooking- and salsa classes. Students usually stay with guest families whose houses are also situated in Heredia's city center. The family I stayed with was incredibly welcoming and after a few days,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I recently did one week of Spanish classes at Intercultura to help me get about Costa Rica and it was fantastic. They taught me everything I needed to know from language to culture to customs and more. I cannot recommend Intercultura highly enough. The classes are small with 3 to 6 students and the teachers are all local. I found... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I spent 4 weeks in total studying at intercultura 2 weeks by the beach in Samara and 2 weeks in Heredia. I can't recommend the schools highly enough. The teaching staff are excellent, the facilities are great and the schools themselves are really fantastic learning environments and great places to hang out. I went from having no Spanish at all... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I worked with several instructors at the Sámara school during August 2014. After the first lesson I considered myself lucky to have been paired with an expert instructor. But after the abilities of the second and third instructors equaled or exceeded the ability of the first, I realized that it was not just luck, rather, Intercultura employs exceptional well qualified... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I studied there for about 6 months and it was a good experience, specially because my teachers were native speakers so it will help us to improve promunciation and listening skills. I really enjoyed that time and learned !! It gave me a good opportunity to practice the english language.

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st. louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I cannot adequately express how wonderful Intercultura was for me. I already speak fluent Spanish, but wanted to bring my ability up to a more native-level. I was worried that I would not be adequately challenged in class. I can't tell you how wrong I was! I had 2 classmates, a man from Quebec whose ability was similar to mine... More 

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Princeton, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

For the most part, the school is thoughtful in all that they do and make available to you. The people Most of the students here are from Switzerland, Germany and French Canada. I am American and there are other American students here as well. The majority of the students seem to be in their 20’s with enough in their 30’s... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I couldn't answer "Como está" when I arrived here. I had no previous experience of any kind. After 8 weeks, I'm able to get around and can follow a lot of what is told to me. I can read the newspaper. The instructors at Intercultura are very good at what they do. The school has a very nice facility and... More 

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