Enjoy learning Spanish in one of the best climates of the world, surrounded by green mountains and volcanoes, in a town with few tourists and lots of opportunity for Spanish practice!

Study Spanish in the traditional mountain city of Heredia, Costa Rica, and live with one of our wonderful, friendly homestay families. This typical, small Central American city has its own charm with a colonial flair, with year-round sun and temperatures of around 78 degrees! It is located about 6 miles from San José (Costa Rica’s capital) and its many cultural attractions. Our historic campus is an oasis on the outskirts of downtown Heredia. From the moment you walk through the door, you will be welcomed in the friendly and familiar atmosphere our students love:

“My experience in Intercultura Heredia was better than I ever imagined, thanks to all of you, the nicest group of people I have ever met.” Dianne Faieta, January, 2024


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Iwalani Wilson, March 2023

"Every single person I encountered here has been so kind and friendly. Geovanna always greeted me with a smile upon entering school. Annia and Hilary gave a great walking tour. Annia and Marcelo were very helpful. The other teachers were friendly and helpful as well. I loved everything about my time here."


What makes our Heredia city campus unique

We have daily FREE activities, such as Latin dance, cooking, conversation hour with locals, yoga and Zumba. In addition, our social activities staff takes students on weekly evening social outings and afternoon cultural tours. This is a great way for students to make new friends, socialize, and really get to know the town and the people of Heredia. Destinations can include visiting a coffee shop in a nearby colonial town, going to an art show, a night on the town at a popular university bar, or doing a museum trip in the capital. (Students pay only entry fees and transport).

Students will also find there are many ways to integrate into the community through sport: at a pick-up basketball game in the park one block from school; at the football field a few blocks north of us; going to the local gym or swimming at the Olympic-size public pool just two blocks from Intercultura.


Small classes - learn faster (average 3 students)

Central location within the city

Close to waterfalls, mountains, and volcanoes

Pleasant temperatures for learning and exploring

Meet and connect with Costa Ricans without even having to leave the school!

Intercultura Heredia not only hosts Spanish students from around the world but also offers English & Brazilian Portuguese classes to local “tico” students, which guarantees a language and cultural exchange with locals right where you study!

Does our Spanish school in Heredia sound like your ideal study and immersion location?


Eric, from California, has studied Spanish with us more than once and gives you a pretty good idea of what it's like to learn Spanish in Heredia.

Unique volunteer project opportunities, including sea-turtle protection, community development and regenerative farming in the world-famous Osa Peninsula, offered ONLY to our Heredia students.


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