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Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center

250 Oeste Mutual Alajuela, Heredia 3000, Costa Rica
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Five-Day Spanish Immersion Group Classes in Heredia
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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 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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250 Oeste Mutual Alajuela, Heredia 3000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 16 June 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.

Thank Julia M
Reviewed 28 April 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

Thank Alex A
Lindsay L, Guest Relations Manager at Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 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 30 September 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

5  Thank restlesstraveler2
Lindsay L, Public Relations Manager at Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 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 30 August 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 1 September 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 6 August 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

6  Thank themrs1922
Lindsay L, Guest Relations Manager at Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 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

Reviewed 27 July 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...More

1  Thank Piatravelgal
Reviewed 8 July 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...More

Thank chesterjibowitz
Reviewed 6 June 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...More

4  Thank ticajane
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Hilde H
Reviewed 13 May 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...More

Thank GregT895
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9 April 2016|
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
5 March 2015|
Response from Lindsay L | Property representative |
Hi Susan. We have students of all ages and many in the 50+ category. When we have students of a similar age and Spanish level, we always do our best to group them in classes together. Even if you didn't end up in a class... More