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I’d been in Costa Rica for two months already. I’d seen lava coming out of Arenal volcano, looked at a quetzal through binoculars in Monteverde rainforest, sped down a zipline in the jungle canopy, and of course, seen monkeys on the beach at Manuel Antonio. What I hadn’t done was go off the beaten path, so I suggested to my roommate Jill that we take a trip up to the very un-visited town of Upala up by the Nicaraguan border, and see what we could see.


Immerse yourself already by reading Susan's story, when she arrived at the San José airport and how she has experienced the first hours with her new Costa Rican family.

Arrival at San José Airport, Costa Rica

For Alison from Oregon, USA, Intercultura in Heredia was the perfect setting to study Spanish. "During the week I could completely focus on my language learning. Since Heredia isn´t a big tourist destination there are fewer English speakers so I was forced to use my Spanish navigating through the city, going restaurants and shops and of course going dancing.

I decided to move to Costa Rica without ever having been to Latin America. "This is the way to learn Spanish!" I told myself. I planned on giving it a year (maybe two, and then I'd be headed back to the US.

Six years later and I'm still living it up here in the rich coast, (and I speak Spanish!).  

Laura’s December Blog…

“This month I thought I’d write answers to some of the more frequent issues that students have before coming. I hope they help you in making your decision.


Every guide book or internet site will tell you the must-sees in Costa Rica (Manuel Antonio, Arenal, Monteverde, to name a few), but my favourites are the ones a little further from the beaten track. They may be a little harder to get to, but they are well worth the effort! After living here for 20 years, here are a few of my must-sees:

Heredia city and province offers culture, nature and fun...and all that just around the corner of our school campus!

Costa Rica Visa Requirements While planning your exciting trip to Costa Rica, please be sure to inform yourself of any entry and visa regulations early enough. Below we´ll give our students some helpful information or you can also check the following link: VISIT COSTA RICA.

Spanish class and volunteering at Intercultura Language SchoolBack in April 2013, High-School Graduate Robert from Germany contacted us at Intercultura, looking for an opportunity to gain life experience, to improve his Spanish skills and to volunteer at the same time.