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Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center

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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
250 Oeste Mutual Alajuela, Heredia 3000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed August 13, 2019

From the moment I arrived and Giovanna (who may be the hardest working staff member at the school!) greeted me until I said goodbye to Marcello, the staff and faculty of Intercultura treated me like a dear family member! The teachers, (Ileana was my group...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed May 2, 2019 via mobile

The school advertises that they will find volunteer assignments-I went during school holidays and the one position they had was a 1 1/2 hour round trip from the school. I thought that was too much to ask for a 4 hour a day assignment. I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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InterculturaSamara, Guest Relations Manager at Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2019

Hi Norm, Thanks for your feedback. International volunteering is a very rewarding experience and more often than not, the volunteers receive more benefit than the actual organization. This is due to the fact that there is a lot of preparation, organization, and logistics to be...More

Reviewed March 27, 2019

I came to Intercultura to brush up on my Spanish skills and I was able to do that and so much more. My classes were exactly what I needed. Small class size allowed for better learning and the ability to really achieve help with questions...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 31, 2019

I attended Intercultura 3 years ago. I have since attended 2 other Spanish language schools in Costa Rica. Intercultura was by far the best. I attended the Heredia and Samara campuses doing homesteads at bothe. Heredia: The town is smaller than San Jose by far...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

I attended the Centro de Idiomas Intercultura for 8 weeks. I began with nearly 0 knowledge of Spanish...just a few words and phrases, and had no speaking ability outside of "hello" and "good bye". I was truly starting from scratch. To say that I was...More

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Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

I studied at intercultura for 3 weeks and it was honestly one of the best/ happiest times in my entire life. I cannot possibly say enough good things about this place, everything was great. - LOCATION: I stayed at the Heredia campus for the entire...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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InterculturaSamara, Front Office Manager at Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2018

Hi there! Thank you for choosing Intercultura! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed many aspects of your immersion program with us here in Heredia and that you´ve left with so many positive experiences!! We are glad that you choose to participate in...More

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

Date of experience: February 2018
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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

Date of experience: February 2018
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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

Date of experience: November 2017
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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

Date of experience: November 2017
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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

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Tom D
August 19, 2017|
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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Response from MaestroNH | Reviewed this property |
Buy a SIM card in Costa Rica. 1 block from school. Secretary can tell you where. No need for fan