Before you pack, take some time to learn about the country! Watch this video to learn about Costa Rica's nature, provinces and people!  When you're here studying Spanish, you can take advantage of our memorable weekend tours to many of the best spots.  Hasta pronto! 

Costa Rica is well know for its pristine beaches, wild jungles, and beautiful mountains, but what you may not know is that they are also known for their fruit!  Costa Rica has a wide variety of usual and not-so-usual fruit--from citrus to sweet to just plain weird! 
Fruit in Costa Rica

Just a short one-and-a-half hour bus ride away from Heredia is Costa Rica’s best rafting adventure at the Pacuare River in Turrialba.

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?!).