Intercultura Costa Rica
Intercultura Costa Rica Programs
Learn Spanish at one or both of our two unique locations – Samara Beach Campus and/ or Heredia City Campus. We offer you the opportunity to experience Costa Rica from...
Intercultura Costa Rica Reviews
Submitted by Darree Sicher - Pennsylvania United States | January 22, 2018
I took a leap from the usual laying-around vacation and signed up for the Spanish Immersion class at Samara Beach. What a wonderful experience and still plenty of time to enjoy the slower, more relaxed pace of life in Samara. The facility was clean and laid back, right on the beach and the staff and teachers were great. We were broken into groups dependent on our level of understanding and alternated morning or afternoon start times. Although I did not have a home stay, which would have given me a deeper level of understand and immersion, I really enjoyed the week of learning and enjoying my vacation to the fullest.
My study abroad experience
Submitted by Koryn Kelly - Montana State University Billings | January 19, 2018
Intercultura is an amazing school that offers a very good opportunity for their students to learn a language from a different perspective. They offer an amazing classroom experience as well as very friendly staff who are willing to help in any way that they can. They also offer two very amazing locations, one being near San Jose while the other is a beach town.The program focuses more on speaking as well as listening, comprehension, and reading. The other amazing aspect of this entire process was the experience of living with a host family. It truly helped make the experience more memorable and helped with learning the language. Overall this was an incredible experience and I would happily go back and visit some time in the future.
I didn't want to come home!
Submitted by Rene Morozowich | January 19, 2018
I took Spanish in high school and had wanted to do the foreign exchange program, but didn't get to. My 20-year HS reunion was coming up, and I decided to go. I booked in January, and by the time October came around, I wasn't really that excited. But WOW. What an amazing experience! I fell right in with the school, the culture, the town, the country -- everything. I can't describe how awesome it was properly. My host family was very nice and the school was fantastic. I loved the classes, hanging out with the other students and the cultural activities. I took the dancing and cooking classes and went on several tours. I also liked just walking around town. Would definitely recommend!
Fun and educational
Submitted by PuraVida | June 19, 2017
I have recommended this program to other teens who are looking to go a little outside their comfort zone and improve their Spanish! The fact that we had classes in addition to everyday in Spanish I interactions helped to improve my Spanish more than months of my high school class. Also, the trip was so fun!
Program: Spanish Summer Camp for Teenagers
Fantastic educational experience
Submitted by Christiana Stoddard - Bozeman United States | June 28, 2016
Fantastic program! Our girls, ages 13 and 16, attended Intercultura for 2 weeks. Intercultura did a terrific job matching them with groups with similar skill levels as well as considering their ages and schedules. Our 16 year old elected to do a class by herself the first week (early June when few other families are on vacation yet). Even though the one-on-one was hard, she felt like her Spanish improved tremendously and it was very rewarding.
The second week, she was able to be with a high school study abroad group and so had a totally different experience that week, also very positive. The 13 year old had many different aged kids in her class and had a terrific time with them--lots of fun games and interaction. I will be honest--learning a language is always challenging, but the concentrated period of learning is something regular high school classes just cannot provide in terms of having enough hours to really get the brain to switch over to Spanish. We really appreciate Intercultura's commitment to Spanish only on campus--again, hard but key for true learning.
The surfing was also fantastic. Mumford was a patient and inspiring instructor, and both girls went from non-surfers to up on the board on their own. The Samara beach is beautiful and the town is relaxed and not too aggressively touristy.
Overall, a very good experience.
Program: Family & Kids Spanish Program