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Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center

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Address: 250 Oeste Mutual Alajuela, Heredia 3000, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 866-978-6668
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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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Excellent teaching and good value

My husband and I took 2 weeks of classes at Intercultura . We were at different levels but both placed in the correct level. The teachers and staff are excellent, friendly and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2016
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Peoria, IL

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 week of the program, many of the services were not offered (tours and lunches). There... More 

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Lindsay L, Guest Relations Manager at Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center, responded to this review

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 know how we can improve. To make it up to you, we'd like to offer... More 

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3 of 5 stars 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 in the future, I would ONLY book private classes and not group+private. Positives: -The campus... More 

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Lindsay L, Guest Relations Manager at Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center, responded to this review

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 it can be the most rewarding part of your immersion experience. If you don't mind,... More 

Peoria, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

My husband and I took 2 weeks of classes at Intercultura . We were at different levels but both placed in the correct level. The teachers and staff are excellent, friendly and professional. The school is clean and comfortable. We opted for a hotel which was a 10-minute walk. Heredia is a friendly and safe town. Taxis are plentiful and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Our family of five spent a week here. Most of us were in different classes/levels. Some of us came knowing virtually no Spanish, but all of us left knowing more than when we arrived. We stayed with a very hospitable host mom who lived about 1k from campus -- bikes were available to rent, but we preferred to walk. Samara... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I have attended several language schools in several Spanish speaking countries. NONE of them have even come close to offering what Intercultura offers. I have attended the campus in Heredia at least 5 different times. The school ambience is lovely and comfortable, the curriculum is conversation based and the professors are AMAZING. Marcelo, the director of the Spanish language program... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

An excellent language school! Skilled teachers and a nice town. Easy to visit the volcanos and the historical town of SanJose.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

After studying Spanish in Canada for a couple of years I decided to spend a week at an immersion school and picked Intercultura Heredia, based on a friend's recommendation. It's hard to find words in either language to convey what a great experience this has been. I can't wait to come back, and I can't think of anything they could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I studied at Intercultura for 5 weeks in the Spring of 2016. I attended class at both the Heredia and Samara locations. The facilities at both schools were nicer than I would have expected. The school in Heredia has a beautiful courtyard that will make you want to spend all day on campus. There is complimentary coffee and tea all... More 

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Lindsay L, Guest Relations Manager at Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center, responded to this review

Hola Alex, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us and let us know about your experience. We're thrilled that you had such a positive experience and it would be our pleasure to have you come visit us again. ¡Pura vida! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

If you are not very brave, this is the place, or if you want adventure you can find it. This is beautiful school, in a non-tourist area. They take all levels of learners and you get to mingle with the Costa Rican students that are learning english. The staff is kind, the place is clean. If you choose a homestay,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

This place has been in business for a long time and for good reason. They are extremely well run. Home stays and families are great. Teachers are well trained and excellent. Curriculum is solid. Lots of free cultural activities offered. Super helpful staff. Go with the best.

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