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We're famous!! A past student wrote an article about his experience in Intercultura for the Boston Globe. He speaks about the classes, Erika and the family (Jonathan de colochos). It was on the front page of the travel section of the Boston Globe. To see it click here or read the article below ...

Hungry and like sushi?  Heredia's best-kept secret sushi spot, Nippon Sushi is for you!  It's located just south of the National University in Plaza Heredia and is about a 10-15 minute walk from Intercultura.  From the moment you walk through the curtained entrance and take a seat you will be well attended by the friendly waitresses or the chefs themselves if you sit at the bar.  The local sushi chefs make standard rolls in addition to Costa Rican inspired rolls--mango and yellowfin tuna sound good?!  The Japanese Embassy thinks so--they use Sushi Nippon for all their catered events!

 
Tipps von Katharina Wasser
(Sprachschülerin und Freiwillige)

Estaba nevando y no había nadie en las calles. Una niña curiosa estaba caminando por la calle cuando vio una pizarra. La niña escribió su nombre en la pizarra con la tiza…Alma. Entonces vio una muñeca en la ventana de la tienda. La muñeca se parecía a ella. La muñeca llevaba la misma ropa

Are you looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of fast-paced Heredia? Costa Rica is one of the most diverse countries in Latin America, and in a matter of hours you can find yourself at the beach, rainforest, volcano, or mountains. Public transportation is also very reliable and relatively comfortable and will take you across the country and back for just a few dollars. 

When you are learning Spanish, whether in Costa Rica or your home country, it seems like there are literally millions of new words. Even if you study for years, you will probably never know EVERY word (do you know every word in English?!).

Intercultura Spanish School was featured by the New York Times for our 50+ Spanish program offered year-round at both city and beach campuses.  Our Spanish for older learners program has become extremely popular as second language learning and bilingualism continue to become mainstream.  To read the article in the New York Times, click here.  To learn more about our 50+ Spanish program,

"Mi Dios debe estar bien distraido, ya los angelitos se le están escapando," (God must be distracted because the angels are escaping)  is something you may hear if you're a woman learning Spanish in Costa Rica and you decide to take a stroll through Central Park.  In Latin American culture, it's common for men to make comments to women as they pass by so don't be offended! 

Becoming part of the community in Costa Rica is a great challenge that every student studying Spanish should bravely take on!  Essentially, immersing yourself into the Costa Rican culture will help you improve your Spanish language skills as well as lessen the possible effects of culture shock. Unfortunately, it sounds easier that it really is.  How can we really fit in here?
 
Rule #1: Socialize