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While studying Spanish here in Heredia, it is important to involve yourself in the entire culture of Costa Rica--not only the language!  What better way to learn more about the Tico culture than experimenting with their food?  Heredia is a city that has a rich and diverse gastronomy, and I, being a huge foodie, have put in some work searching for the absolute best restaurants this town has to offer! 

Frauen auf Reisen in Costa Rica - Wissenswertes

Es gibt bestimmt keine Frau, die aus Costa Rica oder anderen Ländern Lateinamerikas zurückgekehrt ist und keine Aufmerksamkeit von Einheimischen, oftmals von jungen Männern, bekommen hat.

Aufmerksamkeiten und Anzüglichkeiten, wie sie in Costa Rica vorkommen, sind in unseren Breitengraden eigentlich unvorstellbar. Costa Rica hingegen wäre nicht Costa Rica ohne diese gehörige Portion an Machismo. Man wird an manchen Orten von Schmeicheleien oder plumpen Anmachen regelrecht überfallen.

Lerne Land und Leute auf einprägsame Weise kennen. Diese Erfahrung wird dich verändern!

Lerne Spanisch und tauche in das alltägliche Leben einer Gruppe einheimischer Kinder ein. Tausch dich mit ihnen aus und bringe ihnen etwas Sinnvolles bei, etwas fürs Leben. Denn sie werden dir – für dich zunächst ganz unbewusst – auch etwas fürs Leben lehren!

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!