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Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center

250 Oeste Mutual Alajuela, Heredia 3000, Costa Rica
866-978-6668
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Ranked #3 of 17 attractions in Heredia
Type: Classes/Workshops
Owner description: Intercultura Spanish Language School in Costa Rica offers a series of 18 courses designed by curriculum specialists, using interactive small groups in... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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English first
Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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
2 reviews
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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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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The language school itself was amazing, but getting academic credit was expensive (almost $800 in addition to tuition), nearly impossible and has taken several months. Brookhaven College (the school that handles the academic credits) needed my high school transcript, several copies of my college transcript, as well as documents from my study abroad program and an unbelievable amount of other... More

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I studied at this school for 2 weeks. Before I left for the trip I was asked what level of English the host family should have and decided to test myself as even though my Spanish was very poor I chose to have a family that spoke No English whatsoever. My host mum picked me up from the airport and... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I attended intercultura in October 2013, took some time off to travel and returned for a few more weeks in December. Overall it was a great experience. I attended both the Samara and Heredia campus's. The samara campus is right on an AMAZING beach, samara has a fun night life if you like to drink and party. I spent way... More

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Halifax
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I spent 5 weeks at Intercultura in Samara and loved it. I wasn't sure where to learn Spanish, I had heard that Guatemala, Costa Rica and Colombia were the best places for language tourism but I finally decided to go to Costa Rica upon a friend's referral of Intercultura and was not disappointed. I did group and private classes and... More

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Libreville, Gabon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I attended Intercultura Language school in April 2013 and spent almost 2 months between Heredia and Samara. It remains the most meaningful decision that I have made. I wanted to acquire the spanish speaking skills and that is exactly what I received at the school. Teachers are great, classrooms are great, content of the courses are great , the methodology... More

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tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I traveled to Costa Rica with two friends with the expectation of traveling to different towns and experiencing different language schools. However, upon finding Intercultura Heredia campus we decided to stay there almost 4 weeks. The school is centrally located in a very walkable town and the instruction is great. Everyone on the staff is extremely helpful and friendly from... More

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