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Spanish Language Programs In Costa Rica








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Center for Study Abroad (CSA)

325 Washington Ave. S. #93
Kent, WA 98032 USA
Tel# 206-5838191 USA



Academic Programs International (API) allows you to earn COLLEGE CREDIT on comprehensive STUDY ABROAD programs in COSTA RICA, FRANCE, HUNGARY, IRELAND, ITALY, MEXICO, POLAND, SPAIN AND THE UNITED KINGDOM.

Choose from courses in Liberal and Studio Arts and Humanities, Business, Language, History, Science, and more!  Study terms include semester, quarter, summer, year, intensive two-week, and month-long programs. Program fees include tuition, housing, insurance, excursions, cultural events, and more! Please contact API office for details.

For more information, contact us at 1-800-844-4124
Email: api@academicintl.com
Please use this application form http://www.academicintl.com/apply_wsa.html
Please mention WeStudyAbroad.Com as your referral Agency on your application form or email or tel.call to API

 Andeo International Homestays (Wolrdwide destinations including CR, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, and Japan)

ANDEO International Homestays works closely with each applicant to customize a Gap program that fits their individual goals and interests.  The two core components of all Andeo programs are small-group language courses and a homestay with a local family.  From there, participants choose their own path!  It may lead them to an organic farm in Japan , a theater stage in Germany , a community service project in Peru , or a photography studio in Italy , to list just a few.  Andeo Gap p rograms can last from four weeks to a full year and can begin at anytime.  Academic credit is available for all programs. 



Andrea Bailey

Program Coordinator

ANDEO International Homestays



Centro de Idiomas Intercultura (Heredia)

Intercultura language and cultural center offers a complete Spanish immersion program in which students stay with local homestays and participate in small intensive group classes. Our program also includes cultural activities such as Latin dance class, cooking class, cultural lecture series, theatre, movie night and more. We offer classes in the colonial town of Heredia or at the beach in Samara. Our teachers are University graduates and certified professors. Students may participate in our volunteer program, weekend excursions and receive University credit.

Contact: Barbara Miller Director of Marketing and Student Services c/ Intercultura Spanish Language and Cultural Center Apdo. 1952-3000 Heredia Costa Rica
TEL: 1-800-205-0642 FAX: 506-260-9243
Contact_Email: barbara@interculturacostarica.com
Contact WEB http://www.interculturacostarica.com

Costa Rica Spanish Institute (COSI)

Spanish immersion program at Manuel Antonio national park (beach & rain forest) and in San José (city).

Airport pick up, homestay, internet access, cultural activities, tours, volunteer oportunities.Familiar atmosphere. Professional staff which is trained in OPI-ACTFL and some of them have the tester certification.

Contact: Marvin Lopez, Director Contact_Organization: COSI P O Box 1366 San Pedro San Jose 2050 Costa Rica
TEL: +(506) 234-1001 FAX: +(506) 253-2117
Email: office@cosi.co.cr

El Paraiso School (Manuel Antonio)
and/or our printable PDF brochures at:

Mirka Janousek,
General Director
tel: +506-2777-4681
fax: +506-2777-1048
Manuel Antonio
Costa Rica



Spanish Language and Culture Courses in Spain and Latin America “E.I. helping students to achieve their dreams” COSTA RICA, a truly unforgettable experience close to Nature. Enjoy trips to National Parks, volcanoes, and go on a rafting trip. School is located in a former coffee plantation. Escuela Internacional’s primary objective is to teach students to express themselves in Spanish in any situation. E.I. Spanish language programs are designed so that you can learn quickly in small classes. Native qualified teachers provide learning and support for international students. The cultural activities and excursions program are the perfect complement to enhance Spanish learning. Students benefit from living in comfortable accommodations with host families or in international student apartments during their stay. Quality programs guaranteed by CEELE. Successful language learning is demonstrated by the impressive results students obtain in official exams in Spain and in exams at their home university upon return. “Take home improved language skills and an experience you will cherish forever.”

Contact: Escuela Internacional - Spanish Language and Culture Programs C/Susan Boyle, Assistant Director of Admissions Escuela Internacional C/Talamanca, 10 Alcala de Henares Madrid 28804 Spain TEL: +34 91 883 1264 FAX: +34 91 883 1301
Contact Email: info@escuelai.com
WWW: http://www.escuelai.com

Eurolingua Institute (San Jose)

Worldwide Language Immersion Programs available.



  Global Leadership Adventures.


 Academic credits provided by WeStudyAbroad.com.



Global Leadership Adventures offers short-term summer service-learning programs for high school students.  Programs are available in Africa, Asia and Latin America.  Students volunteer with grassroots community service organizations and work in the areas of education and community development.  Additionally, students learn about local culture and issues facing the country through excursions, guest speakers and seminars.   More information can found at www.experienceGLA.com

Costa Rica is a country famous for its pristine beauty and environmental conservation. With GLA, you’ll be in the center of this Central American nation’s splendor. Rich in natural parks, rivers, beaches, rainforests, and wildlife, Costa Rica beckons adventure-seekers to volunteer in its local communities.

Costa Rica: Tropical Ecology & Service

1 week programs offered during spring break, summer and throughout the year.

Spend a week volunteering in a nature reserve or school in the Monteverde cloud forest region. Learn about ecology, biodiversity and alternative energy in Costa Rica. You’ll also go for nature hikes, visit a volcano, and zip line through the cloud forest.

Costa Rica: Spanish & Service Adventure

3 week program offered once a year in July

Our flagship program in Central America allows students to do meaningful community service at dynamic social service organizations and also dive deep into understanding the social and cultural issues of Costa Rica while improving their Spanish. Students meet social and political leaders and make a difference volunteering.


Where we go
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Fortaleza, Brazil
  • Santa Ana, Costa Rica
  • Monteverde, Costa Rica
  • Tema, Ghana
  • Pune, India
  • Dharamsala, India
  • Tecpan, Guatemala
  • Moshi, Tanzania
  • Simanjiro, Tanzania
  • Hoi An, Vientma

CONTACT: Global Leadership Adventures. Telephone In USA: 1 (888) 358-4321 Outside USA: +1 (619) 677-3211  E MAIL: http://experiencegla.com/

seminars.   More information can found at www.experienceGLA.com

Instituto Guanacasteco de Idiomas (Nicoya)

Learn SPANISH in Costa Rica. Located in the colonial town of Nicoya, near national parks, beaches, turtle nesting sites and wildlife reserves. We guarantee never more than two students per teacher, and we offer FREE VOLCANO AND RAINFOREST TOURS. We have free latin dance class twice weekly, nature walks, and history and ecological workshops. Please ask for our Student Referral List.

Contact: Gary Rose, Asst. Director Student Services c/Instituto Guanacasteco de Idiomas
Apdo. 5200-85 Nicoya Guanacaste Costa Rica
TEL: 011-506-686-6948 FAX: 011-506-686-6948
Contact_E-mail: info@spanishcostarica.com
Contact WEB www.spanishcostarica.com

Intercultura Spanish Language and Cultural Center (Heredia,Samara)

email: info@interculturacostarica.com
web http://www.interculturacostarica.com


School of the World (Playa Jaco)

The School of the World is a traveler's education school located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, in the town of Playa Jaco. The programs offered at the school are some of the most original and innovative options available for travelers today, offering more learning vacation options than any other language school or surf camp in Costa Rica. Our current program offerings include Spanish, Surfing, Art, and Digital Photography (and combinations of these can be taken as well). College credit is offered for Spanish. Lodging is included (double occupancy, private room available for an additional cost), and all of our guest rooms at the school are air conditioned with private bathrooms and kitchenettes. Several field trips are also included in the programs. The atmosphere outside the classroom is casual where students and staff interact, make dinners, and establish long lasting friendships.
Contact: Jimena Rivero (Program Coordinator) c/o School of the World
Address: Calle Pops 350m este, 50m. norte. Apt. 239-4023 Playa Jaco, Costa Rica
TEL: (+506) 643-2462
FAX: (+506) 643-2578
Contact_Email: info@schooloftheworld.org
Contact www.schooloftheworld.org

Spanish for Success

We are a network of language schools and tours currently located in Costa Rica. We provide fun and safe programs for all sorts of individuals. Young or old we can help find ways for you to enjoy your time and experience, and be memorized by the beauty and culture of the country. Whether you're looking for vacation/Spanish, total immersion Spanish, college credits, Spanish for your profession, adventure, and or personal enjoyment, see what Spanish for Success has to offer. Spanish for Success is the buffer to the anxiety of dealing with International questions. One of the big struggles is; communication, with us, you can guarantee your questions can be clear and concise answers. We help set up the programs and give you plenty of information so that we maybe able to help you in your decision making. Our coordinators are former students of the language programs, and they too have gone the route of students. One of our head coordinators has spent lengthy time (two years) in Central America in order to fully understand the cultures of the Latin community. Experience and understanding of the country and the language programs was and is the philosophy of Spanish for Success 

Contact information

Spanish for Success
706 N. Dillon Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Telephone Numbers
(866) 310-7600 (Toll Free USA & Canada)
(323) 666-2371 (Office Number)
(323) 665-3050 (Fax Number)
Website Information
Website: www.spanishforsuccess.com
Email: russo@spanishforsuccess.com

Via Language School (Worldwide)

We are located in these Latin America countries   (Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru).


ViaSpanish Language School
e: info@viaspanish.com
Description:   Spanish immersion courses combined with workshops, cultural activities and accommodation with locals throughout Mexico.

Academia De Idiomas (Escazu)

School dedicated to the teaching of Spanish language and Latin-American culture. Language programs designed for a variety of student needs, language levels and learning styles.

Contact: Academia de Idiomas 1601 NW 97th Ave SJO 491, Unit C101, Miami, FL 33172

CARIBE (Cahuita)

Study Spanish in the beautiful Caribbean region of Costa Rica.
Contact: P.O.Box 32, Cahuita, Costa Rica. tel/fax (506) 755-0417.


(CEA) Cultural Experiences Abroad sponsors customized study abroad programs in France, Spain, Costa Rica, Mexico, and the U.K. for a semester, summer, quarter, and academic year. All CEA programs are affordable and include: housing, meals, tuition, on-site resident director, academic credit, weekend excursions, cultural activities, transcript and an exclusive immersion program. From the moment you contact CEA, you will receive a friendly advisor assuring you individual attention. We make studying abroad easy.

Contact: Senior Program Mgr.C/CEA (Cultural Experiences Abroad) 1801 S. Jen Tilly Ln, Ste A-20 Tempe, AZ 85281 USA Tel: 1-800-266-4441 FAX:1-480-557-7926

CLL Spanish School (San Antonio de Belen, Heredia province)

Outside the City. Established in 1980. Total immersion methodology. We offer:4 or 5 1/2 hours per day programs. FREE Weekly tour. FREE Dancing and Cooking lessons. Homestay ( 3 meals, laundry service, private room, hot water) All instructional materials provided. Airport transfers. Phone, e-mail & fax services available

Contact: Yendry Delgado A., Marketing Manager C/ CLL of Costa Rica JO-4827, 1601 NW 97th Ave
Miami, FL 33102 USA Voice/Fax: (506) 239-1869

Central American Institute for International Affairs(ICAI) (San Jose)

The Learn Spanish in Costa Rica Program is designed to teach the Spanish Language in the shortest possible time. Classes meet daily Monday-Friday for four hours (private tutoring is available) Complementing the language program a series of excursions and cultural activities give students a complete view of Costa Rica, its language, culture and its people. Students of all ages are welcomed. Special program for children is also available.

Contact: Tomas I. de la Ossa, Director c/Central American Institute for International Affairs (ICAI) Calles 13 y 15 avenida 11 bis Barrio Otoya San Jose 1000 Costa Rica
TEL: 506 233-8571 FAX: 506 221-5238

Centro Panamericano de Idiomas í( Monteverde & San Joaqun de Flores, Heredia, Playa Flamingo)

We are the only Costa Rican institute specializing in teaching Spanish as a second language that allows you to combine experiences in three diverse locations: the Central Valley, a Cloud Forest, and the Guanacaste Coast. CPI has been in operation for nine years and offers intensive, total immersion courses and home-stay with a Costa Rican family.

Contact: G S. (Bud) Ingersoll
Voice : Toll Free: (866) 939-5058
Alternate (850) 939-5070 Fax :(850) 939-5058
US Snail Mail :
7173 Caddy Circle
Navarre, FL 32566-8885

Costa Rican Language Academy (CRLA)

SPANISH AND MORE Spanish immersion program in a warm and friendly environment. -Small groups or private classes. - Professional qualified teachers. - Home-stays -Conversation Hour -Latin Dance Classes -Cooking class - Volunteer programs - Great discounts on tours - Free 24 hour airport transportation Free use of e-mail, telephone for local calls, coffee and natural refreshments.

Contact: CRLA PO Box 1966-2050 San Jose, Costa Rica
Tel: 1-866-230-6361 FAX: 506-280-5834

Don Quijote (Alajuela)

Alajuela offers the language traveler the relaxed environment of a small city and easy access to San José (15 miles east of Alajuela). Located on top of a small hill with a view of distant fields, the school is surrounded by flowers and fruit trees and is only a short bus ride outside of Alajuela. Homestays can be arranged in the city or within walking distance of the school. Program (included in tuition) 4 hours daily instruction (20 hrs/week)/Small group instruction(max 4) Private room with host family/Breakfast and dinner daily Laundry service included.

Contact: Don Quijote Central Promotions Office Calle Placentinos, 2 Apartado de Correos, 333
37080 SALAMANCA (Spain) Tel: +34 923 26 88 60 Fax: +34 923 26

Escuela Del Mundo - Speaking of Costa Rica (Playa Jaco)

Speaking of Costa Rica is a program designed to educate visitors and give them a better understanding of the richness and diversity of Costa Rica. Small class sizes, guest speakers and field trips all help to make this program a unique and fun way to learn.

Contact: Zach McDuffie c/o Escuela Del Mundo, 522 Briercliff Drive, Suite 3, Orlando, FL 32806 Tel. 011-506-643-1064

Forester Instituto Internacional (San Jose)

It offers several exciting programs of instruction in the Spanish language. Its short term plans--2, 3 and 4 weeks--are very popular among visitors to the country. They are designed to satisfy, in a quick and efficient manner, the growing need for Spanish on the part of men and women from all walks of life. The Institute was founded in 1979. Basic to the school's philosophy is that it be a cheerful, congenial place to learn. Staff members enjoy meeting and relating to people from different countries and backgrounds. The Institute is located in a quiet, elegant residential area, a 20 minute walk from downtown San José. It has comfortable, sunny classrooms with a green area and a magnificent vista of the surrounding mountains.

Contact: Los Yoses, del Automercado, 75 metros Sur, San José, Costa Rica
Telephones: (506)225-3155, 225-0135, 225-1649 Fax:(506)225-9236


If you are seriously interested in learning Spanish, we can help you. Learn and live Spanish with friendly teachers in a charming atmosphere. Excellent host families and our own Bed & Breakfast are available!

Contact: Sabina de Serrano Director INSTITUTO DE ESPAÑOL "COSTA RICA" P.O. Box 1405 2100 Guadalupe San Jose San Jose 2100
Costa Rica 00506 TEL 2806622 FAX: 00506 - 2834733

Intensa (San Jose)

INTENSA was founded in 1980. The length of the study program can be as short as one week or as long as six months. At INTENSA we believe that relaxation through recreation is an important ingredient of any immersion study program. Therefore, we have family homestay, field trips, Latine American dance lessons, and tours.

Contact: INTENSA apartado 8110-1000 San Jose, Costa Rica
tel: 011-225-6009 or 011-224-6353 or 011- 225-5009 fax: 506 253 4337

International Universities (San Jose)

Year-round,affordable 2 to 8 week Spanish language programs in one of San Jose's oldest language schools with upscale homestay privileges to enhance your learning experience. For web address, free brochure and other information call us at 800 547 5678 or Fax to 7600 943 7619.

Contact: John Meade Adminstrative Director c/o International Universities
1828 Autumn Place Encinitas CA 92024 USA
TEL 800 547 5678 FAX: 760 943 7619

IPEE -A Spanish Language School (San Jose)

Total immersion, cultural activities, home stays, safe upscale residential neighborhood, professional yet casual. Tours and excursions. We teach 7 levels and limit classes to 6 students per class. We take an interest in the activities of our students both in and outside the classroom.

Contact: Robert Levy- Director c/ IPEE Spanish Language School, Costa Rica
16057 Tampa Palms Blvd., #158 Tampa FL 33647 US
Tel: (813) 988-3916
FAX: (813) 988-3916

Study Programs International, Inc. (Mexico,Spain, Costa Rica)
11149 Research Blvd. Suite 100
Austin, TX 78759 USA
SPI: Study Programs International offers high quality language immersion & cultural programs. We believe traveling abroad develops independence and maturity by expanding student’s knowledge of the world and increasing their understanding of other cultures.

All SPI programs are designed to create confidence in students that build leadership qualities to help them succeed in college and in their lives beyond.

Our programs are guided by experienced directors with intimate group sizes that make traveling abroad fun and educational. SPI is composed of a board of educators, parents, and students that help select high quality schools, excursions and homestay families based on direct experience.
web: www.spiabroad.com
1.866.502.7505 toll free
1.512.502.7505 office
1.512.417.9914 cell
1.512.532.0803 fax
For College Credit contact Professor Steve Tash @ travelstudy@yahoo.com or visit http://westudyabroad.com

WAYRA Instituto de Español (Tamarindo)

WAYRA operates in a pristine environment at the Northern Pacific Coast in Costa Rica and offers a full immersion program for students from all over the world. WAYRA is a progressive and exciting Spanish school for international students and visitors to Costa Rica.

Tamarindo is a peaceful and natural paradise that invites our students to a unique learning experience.

Contact: Reto Patt c/WAYRA Instituto de Español Calle Real Playa Tamarindo
Guanacaste 001 Costa Rica Tel:(506) 653 03 59 FAX: (506) 653 03 59