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Group Spanish Courses
Spanish Year-Round, Summer & Semester-Abroad Programs:
Universities, High-schools and Special Interest Groups
Intercultura frequently hosts groups of university students, professionals, retirees and younger learners to Costa Rica. Institutions that have chosen Intercultura include: University of Washington, Duke University, UNC, Organization for Tropical Studies, ACIS, West Point Military Academy, Catawba College, Collège de Maisonneuve, Flagler University, Lindenwood, Waiuku College, and many high-school and 50+ groups.
If you have a group that is interested in travelling together to learn Spanish and participate in activities related to your group’s aims back home, we can create a customized program for you, including free or discounted Spanish classes for the group leader, depending on group size. Groups can be made up of any membership you choose, coming from, for example, clubs (Rotary, Lion’s etc), church groups, academic institutions, research or social groups (gender studies, environment & development issues, GLBT, anthropology, literature), and other. Itineraries will include classroom time, lodging if desired, and a customized itinerary of tours depending on your group's interests.
"In the few weeks of classes between Heredia and Samara, I learned more than I could have imagined about Spanish culture. The background provided and strong organization was extremely helpful to understand how the class would run.The professors were fantastic and open to questions."
Madison Haynosch, 20, Group University of Connecticut, USA, ADVANCED
"I must say that the Intercultura Schools are really amazing. When I first approached the possibility of taking 8th graders to Costa Rica for a [Spanish &] homestay program I was quite concerned that the quality of the whole experience would be safe, sound and well run. I must say that the school in Heredia not only met my expectations, but surpassed them by a mile. The staff at Intercultura is professional and qualified beyond belief. I have been a teacher for 33 years and their strategies and approach to language learning taught me things that I was able to bring back to my classes. As for my students, they benefited beyond words. The management of the schools is very efficient and clear. They stick to itinerary schedules on the dot and provide everything and more than they promise. I never took students to Intercultura Samara ...I went there myself however with 3 other teachers during our February vacation 2010 and found the same professionalism, enthusiasm for teaching and efficiency.. along with scenery that forever will linger in my mind...[It is] a wonderful school in a wonderful country."
Roton Middle School
"Our group had an awesome time!! The students did not want to go home and swore they would come back to Samara. They loved the cultural experience and the classes. They learned so much new vocabulary and had such a great time on the kayaking trip, the zip line excursion, and surfing. They made great Tican friends and memories that will last a lifetime. The crew at Intercultura were wonderful and welcoming. As a teacher I would go back there just for the ease of the trip because of how they made it so accommodating. Back at the high school students were buzzing about the trip. It was so popular that we are planning on going again in 2014!! "Ashlee Ausherman (Marville)