Darihana is from a small town near Nicoya, Guanacaste, where she studied Education and Mathematics at the Universidad Latina and then went on to teach at a local high school. She has always been interested in international culture and travel, and from a young age had the opportunity to participate in student exchange programs in the USA. She spent five years in the States studying English and attended Cascadia Community college in Washington, studying Management and Communications. Darihana moved back to Sámara in 2011 with her beautiful young daughter, went on to obtain her Teaching Certificate in teaching English & Spanish as a Foreign Language, and began teaching ESL to local children for the non-profit CREAR association. She joined Intercultura Sámara as a Spanish professor in 2015. Her favorite aspect of working here is getting to know people from all over the world and helping students, teachers and staff. She teaches Adult Immersion classes and in the Children´s Spanish Camp program, and she is much loved by students for her caring, dynamic personality and her excellent teaching. In her free time she enjoys reading, cooking, going running on the beach, and spending time with her daughter.
“She is wonderful. Objectives for the course layed out at the start and each day was an overview of what would be covered. We are a rowdy group and she handled us beautifully.” – Beth, 2023
“Everything was perfect. I learned a lot with Darhiana. Amazing Teacher.” – Theodoros Papastergios, 2023
“Darihana was extremely interactive and excited to engage with students. She is definitely one of the best language teachers that I have studied from. Muchas gracias!” – Lexi Dorman, 2018
“My favorite teacher so far. OUTSTANDING” – Jeff Owen, 2019