Intercultura Spanish Language School in Costa Rica: Education Within Cultural Immersion 





Prices for Spanish Language, Culture and Homestay Programs, effective Jan. 1, 2004. Group Classes: Courses consist of four hours per day intensive language study from Monday to Friday, in the mornings or afternoons. Prices include registration fees for both the Heredia and the Samara campus, textbook, and all materials.

1 week


2 weeks


3 weeks


4 weeks


After 4 weeks $280/week
1 week


2 weeks


3 weeks


4 weeks


After 4 weeks $180/week

Private Classes: $17/hour
Additional homestay: $110/week, $16/day

The following activities are included free of charge for all language students: Latin dance classes (daily), Latin music and cooking classes (weekly), Spanish film night, disco & theater excursions (students pay admission only), lectures, intercambios and use of travel planning resources. Weekend excursions are offered at an additional cost. Friends and family are welcome to join us on these trips, space permitting.

All prices are listed in U.S dollars.  Reservations will be guaranteed with  a 20% deposit by credit card or other means. The deposit required for ARCR members is 10% The balance of Program fees may be paid upon arrival at Intercultura in dollars, travellers cheques, Costa Rican colones, Visa, Master card or American Express.

Refunds will not be given once the program has begun, except in the event of a documentable illness or emergency. In this case, 50% of the unused portion of the balance will be returned, at the management's discretion.

NOTE: The following dates are national holidays in Costa Rica, during which classes will not be held. There are no discounts for for those which fall on school days, so you should take this into account when planning your study dates:

JANUARY 1: New Years Day
APRIL 11**: Juan Santamarķa Day (Costa Rica's national hero)
LATE MARCH/EARLY APRIL* Easter Thursday and Friday
MAY 1 :  Costa Rican Labour Day
JULY 25 : Annexation of Guanacaste
AUGUST 15 : Mother's Day
SEPTEMBER 15 : Costa Rican Independence Day
OCTOBER 12 : "DIA DE LA RAZA" Indigenous Peoples' Day
DECEMBER 25: Christmas day

*Please contact us for specific Easter holiday dates.

closed for christmas weeks


" I can report that Intercultura is a well-organized and well-run academic institution providing an excellent environment and high-quality training [in the Spanish language]..... I feel comfortable recommending Intercultura with great enthusiasm".
-- Sherman Fein, PhD, Honorary Consul of Costa Rica

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