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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...more
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250 Oeste Mutual Alajuela, Heredia 3000, Costa Rica
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866-978-6668
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

I recently spent several weeks at the Heredia campus of Intercultura and had a wonderful experience. The classes were very well structured and all of the teachers I had were knowledgeable, flexible, engaged, and fun. The school has developed its own booklets of instructional material,...More

1  Thank stillheron
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

All in all I really enjoyed my time with Intercultura. Heredia is a small city full of friendly people. I always felt safe wherever I went. I hope to return again soon! Here are a few notes: CLASSES - I was lucky enough to have...More

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SamaraLanguageSchool, Groups & Study Abroad Coordinator at Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2018

We are very sorry to hear that you´ve had this experience on one of our weekend tours here at Intercultura, especially because this particular excursion to Arenal and Monteverde is normally a very fun filled weekend, that provides students the opportunity enjoy the biodiversity of...More

Reviewed December 7, 2017

The school was absolutely fantastic. They made the entire trip very easy to schedule, including sending someone (Roxana) to the airport to pick me up. I ended up paying for Roxana to take me back to the airport, and when she dropped me off, she...More

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InterculturaSamara, Public Relations Manager at Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2017

Hola Kata531! Thank you so much for sharing your excellent experience. We appreciate all feedback and it is great to hear from students that have had such a wonderful time. It sounds like you had a great time in our Spanish and Homestay programs, and...More

Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

I like the school, the teachers the instruction. The support staff were especially helpful. Some things you should know however. Weekend trips need 5 people or it won't run - the school has their own tour guide. Volunteer placement depends very much on the individual...More

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InterculturaSamara, Public Relations Manager at Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2017

Hi Norm, Thank you for your feedback and for participating in our Spanish Immersion program at Heredia city campus. We do have great staff who are very dedicated to their jobs and our mission. In regards to the tours and excursions, we work with local...More

Reviewed September 6, 2017

Very good but not the best. I am an adult education expert by training and experience. After 3 weeks of Spanish training with Intercultura I switched to a competitor. The new school had a stronger methodology, and a more developed program with better support materials...More

3  Thank CRKen
InterculturaSamara, Guest Relations Manager at Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Hi Ken, Thank you for your feedback. I see that you studied with us almost a year ago. I do hope you were able to speak to us during your time at our school, as customer satisfaction is of utmost importance to us and we...More

Reviewed June 16, 2017

I highly recommend this school. I learned a lot. The teachers and staff are excellent, the place is very nice and they are very organized. Great options for excursions at very reasonable prices.

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Reviewed April 28, 2017

Want to really know what Pura Vida means? I promise you wont find it on a vacation to the beach. You will discover it through studying at this school and the people you meet in the process. I write this review as a student who...More

1  Thank Alex A
Lindsay L, Guest Relations Manager at Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2017

Hi Alex, thank you so much for your kind words! We love hearing from our students and especially love it when they come back to study more Spanish with us. Thanks for taking the time to tell others about your experience with Intercultura. ¡Pura vida!

Reviewed September 30, 2016

As a language teacher myself, I am really critical of other language programs. I selected this school based on other reviews and the fact that they are very involved in the Heredia community. Initially, I had signed up for a one-week course in Heredia, followed...More

7  Thank restlesstraveler2
Lindsay L, Public Relations Manager at Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2016

Thank you so much for your comprehensive review. I'm glad to hear that you had a positive experience and agree that more frequest trains and transportation alternatives would be wonderful! We appreciate you taking the time to review us. We hope to welcome you back...More

Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

I spent 4 weeks studying at both the Heredia and Samara campuses. The Spanish instruction at both was excellent. I would not however recommend the 24-7 program which is offered in Heredia. This is supposed to offer a more intensive language program, however in my...More

1  Thank LDN_pg
Lindsay L, Guest Relations Manager at Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2016

Thank you so much for your feedback. While I am truly sorry you didn't have an excellent 24/7 experience, I'd like to ensure you that we've made some changes to that program based on your feedback. Thank you for taking the time to let us...More

Reviewed August 6, 2016

I just returned from a week here. I studied Spanish prior to enrolling, but my problem is not speaking regularly. I felt like the group classes were not as beneficial as the private even though I had a marvelous teacher. If I were to return...More

7  Thank amaris1922
Lindsay L, Guest Relations Manager at Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2016

Thank you for your response. I am glad to hear about the positive side of your experience with us and a bit concerned about your feedback regarding the host family. It is important that students of all ages feel comfortable with their host families as...More

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Tom D
August 19, 2017|
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Response from InterculturaSamara | Property representative |
Hello Tom, I will do my best to answer all of your questions here. Also visit us online at Intercultura Costa Rica, there you can also find out more information about our Samara and Heredia Campuses. 1. Yes, generally all... More
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MichelefromNY
April 9, 2016|
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Buy a SIM card in Costa Rica. 1 block from school. Secretary can tell you where. No need for fan
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