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Instituto Intercultural del Caribe (IIC), Sosua, Dominican Republic

Instituto Intercultural del Caribe (IIC)

Students rated Instituto Intercultural del Caribe (IIC), Sosua : 4.2/5.0   (12 reviews)

1. What we like about the school  

Possibility to combine courses in Sosua and Santo Domingo
Small class sizes

2. Sosua  

Events which might make your stay even more interesting in Sosua:

Merengue Festival (07.Jul.2016 - 10.Aug.2016)

3. Instituto Intercultural del Caribe (IIC)

General Information

The language school Instituto Intercultural del Caribe (IIC) was founded in Sosua, Dominican Republic in 1994. The school is beautifully situated in a quiet part of the city within a tropical garden, only a 5-minute walk from the beach. Lectures are sometimes held in the garden or on one of the beautiful terraces outside.

The school address is: Apartado Postal 326, La Puntilla 2, El Batey, 57000 - Sosua (Dominican Republic).


Facilities

Kitchen for student use, library, garden, balcony / terrace, table tennis, free water dispenser, free WIFI


Classroom equipment

Ample natural light in all classrooms.
TV in some classrooms.


Accreditations and Quality seals


Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Puerto Plata.  It takes 15 minutes by car or taxi to school.


Average no. of students: Adult courses in summer: 15
Adult courses throughout the year: 15
School Size
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Average no. of levels: Adult courses in summer: 4
Adult courses throughout the year: 4
Number of classrooms: 6
Number of public workstations: 1
Spanish teacher qualifications: 90 % hold a university degree
100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Average age of students: in summer: 30 years
throughout the year: 30 years
Minimum age of students: 16 years
Student nationalities: Brazil 5 %
Germany 32 %
England 6 %
France 4 %
Holland 5 %
Russia 5 %
Sweden 5 %
 
Italy 1 %
Japan 1 %
Switzerland 17 %
USA 22 %
 

4. Courses

All prices in US$ (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.

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If there is an official holiday (see list Dates & Prices 2016), IIC will now offer for Group Courses an optional 2-hour “Spanish & Culture“-group class for compensation. If there is only 1 student assigned for a group level, the school reserves the right to convert the group course into Private 1-on-1 tuition instead which will result in a 50% reduction of class time.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:45
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Private lessons continue to be re-scheduled if they fall on the public holiday.
Starting dates Every first Monday of month .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:45
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Price in US$ 430
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If there is an official holiday (see list Dates & Prices 2016), IIC will now offer for Group Courses an optional 2-hour “Spanish & Culture“-group class for compensation. Private lessons will be re-scheduled. If there is only 1 student assigned for a group level, the school reserves the right to convert the group course into Private 1-on-1 tuition instead which will result in a 50% reduction of class time.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 [+]Price for additional week
Price in US$ 280
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The course combines 20 group lessons á 45min (standard course) with 2 hours (a 60 min) of private tuition per week. Usually 4 group lessons in the morning; the 2 cultural classes will be scheduled throughout the week in the afternoon. If there is only 1 student assigned for a group level, the school reserves the right to convert the group course into Private 1-on-1 tuition instead which will result in a 50% reduction of class time.
Starting dates Every Monday .
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- -- 720
684
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Program consists of: 2 weeks Spanish Group Course (20 lessons/wk= 40lessons all together in 2 weeks) plus 2 weeks Volunteer Work (min. 15 h/wk).
Starting dates 2016: 11.Jan.2016, 25.Jan.2016, 08.Feb.2016, 22.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 21.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 18.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 16.May.2016, 30.May.2016, 13.Jun.2016, 27.Jun.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 25.Jul.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 22.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 19.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 17.Oct.2016, 31.Oct.2016, 14.Nov.2016, 28.Nov.2016, 12.Dec.2016, 26.Dec.2016.
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Price in US$ -- 740
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Exam fee not included.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:45
Required language level Elementary (A2)
Exam dates 15.Apr.2016, 21.May.2016, 15.Jul.2016, 21.Oct.2016, 26.Nov.2016
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- 995
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20 general group lessons + 10 private lessons DELE preparation Exam fee not included.
Starting dates 2016: 25.Apr.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 31.Oct.2016.
Required language level Elementary (A2)
Exam dates 15.Apr.2016, 21.May.2016, 15.Jul.2016, 21.Oct.2016, 26.Nov.2016
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 345
328
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20 regular Spanish group lessons + 3 dives (with own equipment). 20 US$ to rent equipment.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 10:30
Afternoon: 11:00  - 12:30
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 390
371
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20 general group Spanish lessons + 3 lessons of 1 hour BEGINNER private/semi-private COURSE included. Free use of equipment during course days.
Rate for ADVANCED WINDSURF COURSE 3 x 1 hour instead: plus 40US$.
Surf pool for 7 days (no course)= 295 US$, W-1 can be booked only once. Additional weeks of Spanish and/or Windsurfing can be booked.
Starting dates Every Monday .
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 550
523
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20 general group Spanish lessons + 3 x 1.5 hours ADVANCED private /semi-private course.
Rate for BEGINNER GROUP COURSE with 5 x 1.5 hours instead: plus 160 US$.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Afternoon: 14:00
Required language level Advanced (C1)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 175
167
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Only in combination with Spanish Course Standard (20 les/wk)(not incl in the preis) and for certified divers only. The price includes 5 fun dives (with own equipment). For rental equipment for 5 fun dives additional 35 US$.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 11:30
Afternoon: 12:30  - 15:00
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 665
632
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20 Spanish group lessons + Diving Course for beginners, including: introduction, pool training, 5 theory units, 4 open water dives, equipment, tanks and weight belt, boat transfers, final exam. PADI-certification fee and study material are included. Minimum stay of 7 nights for PADI Open Water License Due to the change in PADI Standards for the Open Water Diver license (OWD), students will now need a minimum of 6 half-days to complete their PADI OWD course.
Starting dates Every Monday .
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 [+]Price for additional week
Price in US$ 315
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20 Spanish group lessons á 45min + 4 hours (á 60min) private dancing lessons in the Dance Academy (about 5min by public transport)
Starting dates Every Monday .
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Lesson duration (minutes): 45 minutes
Individual classes: Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 22 US$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Language school closed: In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01.Jan.2016, 21.Jan.2016, 27.Feb.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 01.May.2016, 24.Sep.2016, 25.Dec.2016
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school): German, Spanish, English
Comments about courses: If you book a course for two weeks or more, you can combine the two school locations Santo Domingo and Sosua (without any additional cost).

5. Accommodation

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Price in US$ 195 395 590 785 195
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No breakfast on Sundays or national holidays. The check-in time is fixed up front as the school is closed in the evenings and on the weekends. For late evening/early morning arrivals students are requested to book the POP airport pick-up with us in order to be able to check in in the night of their arrival. Double occupancy at regular list price -25% per person
Price extra night: 30 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 1 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in US$ 195 395 590 785 195
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No breakfast on Sundays or national holidays. The check-in time is fixed up front as the school is closed in the evenings and on the weekends. For late evening/early morning arrivals students are requested to book the POP airport pick-up with us in order to be able to check in in the night of their arrival. Double occupancy at regular list price -25% per person
Price extra night: 30 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 1 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
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Comment *HOTELS & PRIVATE STANDARD AND EXECUTIVE APARTMENTS ALSO AVAILABLE: Prices now on demand (High & Low season rates) MID-RANGE HOTEL (single/breakfast) in Sosua, about 10min walking from the school, rates start at USD 67/night EXECUTIVE PRIVATE APT. in Sosua (single/self-catering), about 2-10min walking from the school, rates start at USD 105/night STANDARD PRIVATE APT. in Sosua (single/self-catering), about 15min walking from the school, rates start at USD 48/night HOTELS & Apts. in Cabarete also available on demand
Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? no
Single room always
Optional airport transfer: Puerto Plata (POP) - Sosua: for 25 US$ (one way)
Puerto Plata (POP) - Cabarete: for 40 US$ (one way)

6. Leisure activities

Leisure activities: activity possible course possible organized by school distance from school
Cooking      
Dancing      
Diving      
Golf     20 km
Horse riding     10 km
Mountainbiking     25 km
Music      
Sailing      
Swimming      
Table Tennis      
Tennis     10 km
Volleyball      
Windsurfing     12 km
Yoga     12 km
Other leisure options: Kitesurfing

7. Reviews

 
Overall rating 4.2/5.0 
(12 reviews)
City / State 3.5/5.0 
Organisation 4.4/5.0 
Facilities 4.2/5.0 
Social activities 3.8/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.2/5.0 
Value for money 4.3/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family 3.7/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment) 3.7/5.0 
Other 4.0/5.0 
Students liked about Instituto Intercultural del Caribe (IIC), Sosua
"Location and organizer. Service" - (56 years)
"The friendly atmosphere." -
"Friendly ambiance and small class size. Students aged 20-75. " - (56 years)
"The teachers" - (56 years)
"Lessons outside on the terrace and the coffee break mid-morning " - (25 years)
All 12 reviews of Instituto Intercultural del Caribe (IIC)

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