“We began as a tiny enterprise, with four classrooms, the reception and a dance room. Adelita was the Spanish teacher and homestay coordinator, while Laura was the activities planner, marketing coordinator and occasional teacher.”
HEREDIA – OUR CITY CAMPUS
We began as a tiny enterprise, with four classrooms, the reception and a dance room. Adelita was the Spanish teacher and homestay coordinator, while Laura was the activities planner, marketing coordinator and occasional teacher. We were also receptionists, cleaning ladies, messengers and any other position that needed filling! We had a lot of great people help us out along the way, from our staff and various collaborators to the owners of both our current properties, who sold them to us purely on trust and the strength of an IOU.
Ten years later, the school had grown organically from a one story house into a two-story center comprising three buildings, gardens, a full staff, and hosting Spanish immersion programs for foreigners from around the world as well as low-cost English classes for the local community. Intercultura's English Department is now our Foreign Languages Department, with a large number of tico students who have the chance to interact with our foreign students in our conversational exchanges "intercambios".
SÁMARA – OUR BEACH CAMPUS
Today we are proud to have founded the Sámara non-profit CREAR association for local kids, to participate in community development projects and serve actively in the social and communal activities that help shape the future of this beautiful area.
Why Intercultura Costa Rica?
Widely recognized as one of the top language schools in Costa Rica, Intercultura has a variety of Spanish programs for all ages and learners.
You can learn Spanish in Costa Rica with Intercultura’s internationally recognized Spanish programs, offered year-round at both city and beach campuses. Each Spanish course is designed for full immersion in real-life contexts and social interactions.
Fun & Effective Spanish Courses
Our primary goal is to teach you the Spanish language in a warm yet intellectually challenging environment. Classes at both of our campuses – Heredia city and Playa Samara – are conducted entirely in Spanish, providing students from all over the world with a complete and intensive learning experience.
Dynamic, licensed & accredited spanish professors
Intercultura’s professors have advanced university degrees and teaching certification, and we are accredited through the US university system, offering undergraduate academic credit to those interested.
A Unique Language Learning Approach
The communicative approach in a total immersion context is the most effective method for learning Spanish quickly. Classes are dynamic, interactive, and structured to maximize the language acquisition process in our immersion programs with small classes and 18 different levels.
Exciting cultural activities program
You’ll get to know Costa Rica, its traditions and its rich cultural heritage by participating in our daily cultural activities and events. On a larger scale, we hope to promote global awareness and tolerance through this sharing of cultures. We believe that participation in programs such as this one teach not only a new language, but also effective tools for communication and understanding in the constantly evolving world culture in which we live.
SUPERIOR SPANISH PROGRAM QUALITY
The quality of our Spanish programs is among the highest in Costa Rica and Latin America, as evidenced by our references: We have been received students from Duke University, the World Health Organization WHO, Fulbright Commission teaching programs, the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS), the University of Connecticut, the University of Washington, the European Commission, the Costa Rican Consulate in the US, Colorado University, Collège de Maisonneuve, HEBO (Holland), the University of North Carolina, and more.