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#interculturaesgente

Intercultura is all about its people, and that is not just our staff and our host mothers, but also about our students.

This week’s #interculturaesgente post is all about Tim from Ottawa, Canada. For the past five years he has been coming to study Spanish with us here in Sámara. We always love to see him around and enjoy his great personality every time.

As always, we ask the following questions

“Negotiate a river by following its bends, enter a country by following its customs.” Cambodian Proverb

While learning a new language, it doesn’t take long for cultural differences to pop up. Sometimes they give a pleasant jolt to your ordinary perspective. Sometimes they baffle. But how important is it to learn the culture that goes with the language you’re studying? Is it even necessary?

#interculturaesgente

Intercultura is all about its people, and that is not just our staff and our host mothers, but also about our students. 

Like Lindsay said, “Intercultura’s staff is made up of locals and international folk making the school truly multicultural” this is also true with our student body.

#interculturaesgente

We have been inspired to revive our #interculturaesgente campaign.  This time our wonderful staff and students will be asked three questions:

HEY STUDENTS! OUR SAMARA BEACH CAMPUS IS NOW ON SNAPCHAT

Celebrate our launch with us and win an Intercultura Spanish Starter Kit - given away for the first time!

There will be 3 winners who will receive:

Are you learning Spanish at home? Have you tried classes, but found yourself quickly speaking your native language outside of class?  Are you ready for the next step in your Spanish Language experience? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then we recommend take a leap and come to Costa Rica to put your skills to work. Relaxed people speaking at a slow, steady pace makes Costa Rica one of the world’s best places to learn Spanish.

While I was a student at Intercultura, learning Spanish via classes and immersion, I also found myself immersed in an unexpected exciting and passion filled extracurricular activity: fútbol (or soccer for my fellow gringos).

Costa Rican Soccer Renaissance

#interculturaesgente

With the departure of one of our longterm staff members, we have been inspired to revive our #interculturaesgente campaign.  This time our wonderful staff and students will be asked three questions:

...this is a question we get asked a lot.

Basically it means that you will be immersed in the Spanish language and culture, but instead of being in a standard classroom at a high school or university, you will enjoy classes

GREEN SEASON DEAL: $295 OFF - BOOK NOW!

Green season stands for the tropical rainy season from May through Mid-November

...when tourism is not at its peak and great deals can be found. Especially the Guanacaste province, where our Samara beach school campus is located, looks so much more alive and colorful than it does in dry season (Costa Rican summer). Everything greens up nicely, rivers run again, little waterfalls start to appear and the dry-forests turn green and lush.