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Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center

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Intercultura Spanish Language School in Costa Rica offers a series of 18 courses designed by curriculum specialists, using interactive small groups in an environment of total immersion in Latin American culture. Classes are 4 hours per day, Monday...more
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250 Oeste Mutual Alajuela, Heredia 3000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I studied at intercultura for 3 weeks and it was honestly one of the best/ happiest times in my entire life. I cannot possibly say enough good things about this place, everything was great. - LOCATION: I stayed at the Heredia campus for the entire...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NatalieMichelle10
InterculturaSamara, Front Office Manager at Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there! Thank you for choosing Intercultura! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed many aspects of your immersion program with us here in Heredia and that you´ve left with so many positive experiences!! We are glad that you choose to participate in...More

Reviewed 16 March 2018

I recently spent several weeks at the Heredia campus of Intercultura and had a wonderful experience. The classes were very well structured and all of the teachers I had were knowledgeable, flexible, engaged, and fun. The school has developed its own booklets of instructional material,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

All in all I really enjoyed my time with Intercultura. Heredia is a small city full of friendly people. I always felt safe wherever I went. I hope to return again soon! Here are a few notes: CLASSES - I was lucky enough to have...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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SamaraLanguageSchool, Groups & Study Abroad Coordinator at Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

We are very sorry to hear that you´ve had this experience on one of our weekend tours here at Intercultura, especially because this particular excursion to Arenal and Monteverde is normally a very fun filled weekend, that provides students the opportunity enjoy the biodiversity of...More

Reviewed 8 December 2017

The school was absolutely fantastic. They made the entire trip very easy to schedule, including sending someone (Roxana) to the airport to pick me up. I ended up paying for Roxana to take me back to the airport, and when she dropped me off, she...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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InterculturaSamara, Public Relations Manager at Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Hola Kata531! Thank you so much for sharing your excellent experience. We appreciate all feedback and it is great to hear from students that have had such a wonderful time. It sounds like you had a great time in our Spanish and Homestay programs, and...More

Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

I like the school, the teachers the instruction. The support staff were especially helpful. Some things you should know however. Weekend trips need 5 people or it won't run - the school has their own tour guide. Volunteer placement depends very much on the individual...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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InterculturaSamara, Public Relations Manager at Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Hi Norm, Thank you for your feedback and for participating in our Spanish Immersion program at Heredia city campus. We do have great staff who are very dedicated to their jobs and our mission. In regards to the tours and excursions, we work with local...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Very good but not the best. I am an adult education expert by training and experience. After 3 weeks of Spanish training with Intercultura I switched to a competitor. The new school had a stronger methodology, and a more developed program with better support materials...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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InterculturaSamara, Guest Relations Manager at Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Hi Ken, Thank you for your feedback. I see that you studied with us almost a year ago. I do hope you were able to speak to us during your time at our school, as customer satisfaction is of utmost importance to us and we...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017

I highly recommend this school. I learned a lot. The teachers and staff are excellent, the place is very nice and they are very organized. Great options for excursions at very reasonable prices.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

Want to really know what Pura Vida means? I promise you wont find it on a vacation to the beach. You will discover it through studying at this school and the people you meet in the process. I write this review as a student who...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Lindsay L, Guest Relations Manager at Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Hi Alex, thank you so much for your kind words! We love hearing from our students and especially love it when they come back to study more Spanish with us. Thanks for taking the time to tell others about your experience with Intercultura. ¡Pura vida!

Reviewed 30 September 2016

As a language teacher myself, I am really critical of other language programs. I selected this school based on other reviews and the fact that they are very involved in the Heredia community. Initially, I had signed up for a one-week course in Heredia, followed...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Lindsay L, Public Relations Manager at Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

Thank you so much for your comprehensive review. I'm glad to hear that you had a positive experience and agree that more frequest trains and transportation alternatives would be wonderful! We appreciate you taking the time to review us. We hope to welcome you back...More

Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I spent 4 weeks studying at both the Heredia and Samara campuses. The Spanish instruction at both was excellent. I would not however recommend the 24-7 program which is offered in Heredia. This is supposed to offer a more intensive language program, however in my...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Lindsay L, Guest Relations Manager at Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

Thank you so much for your feedback. While I am truly sorry you didn't have an excellent 24/7 experience, I'd like to ensure you that we've made some changes to that program based on your feedback. Thank you for taking the time to let us...More

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Tom D
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Response from InterculturaSamara | Property representative |
Hello Tom, I will do my best to answer all of your questions here. Also visit us online at Intercultura Costa Rica, there you can also find out more information about our Samara and Heredia Campuses. 1. Yes, generally all... More
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Buy a SIM card in Costa Rica. 1 block from school. Secretary can tell you where. No need for fan
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