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Intercultura Costa Rica Spanish Schools, Samara, Costa Rica

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

From The Dorado Hostel, 150m South - 50205 Samara - see on map

What we like about the school

  • The only Spanish school in Costa Rica with a beachfront campus.
  • Students can take a quick dip in the ocean during their break.
  • Homestay accommodation very close to school
  • Top rated school facilities (4.5/5.0)
  • Electronic whiteboards in all classrooms.
  • For chain schools: Same conditions for waiving the inscription fee also apply if the student has booked at another school of the same school chain.

What we dislike about the school

  • Younger students should consider that the average age of students at this school is significantly higher than at most other schools.
  • Nationality mix could be more balanced. 50.5% of students are from USA

Location: The school is right on the beach. The town center, shops, surf schools and restaurants are just a very short walk away.
  • The language school Intercultura Costa Rica Spanish Schools was founded in Samara, Costa Rica in 1993.
  • Legal name / parent company: Centro de Idiomas Intercultura S.A.
  • Tax registration ID: 3-101-154356
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Spanish Courses

General Language
Junior
Information for all courses offered by Intercultura Costa Rica Spanish Schools
Comments about courses
Holidays which fall on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday will be moved to the Friday of that same week. If there happens to be only one student in a class/level, class hours will be adjusted to 2.5 hours per day of private instruction. Class time goes back to 4 hours per day as soon as another student joins the class/level. Airport Transfers: Standard: Transfer from SJO Airport to San Jose bus station and bus ride to Samara, ticket included (USD 78). Special: Transfer from SJO Airport to a homestay in Heredia, overnight stay with the host, transport to the San Jose bus station the next day and bus ride to Samara, ticket included (USD 102). SJO Private: Private transfer from SJO Airport to accommodation in Samara (USD 250). LIR Private: Private transfer from LIR Airport to accommodation in Samara (USD 150).
Lesson duration
54 minutes
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 28 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.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022, 11 Apr. 2022 - 15 Apr. 2022, 01 May 2022, 25 Jul. 2022, 15 Aug. 2022, 15 Sep. 2022, 01 Dec. 2022, 19 Dec. 2022 - 31 Dec. 2022.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
Note: All courses offered by Intercultura Costa Rica, Samara can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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Intercultura Costa Rica Spanish Schools

Accreditations and Quality seals
Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalUnited Nation Global Compact
Spanish teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
75% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at
Recommended type of transportation to city centre and name of most convenient stop for the school: Bus: * Alfaro (bus stop) .
Walking distance from the school to recommended public transport stop: 5 minutes
Combine courses at different Intercultura Costa Rica Spanish Schools chain schools and save
Intercultura Costa Rica Spanish Schools will charge their administration fee only once on your first booking.
Combine courses at these schools: Intercultura Costa Rica Spanish Schools (Heredia). Just mention in the comments field of our online registration form that you have also booked classes at another school from the chain.
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Intercultura Costa Rica Spanish Schools and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
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General school facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in most classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 15
    Number of public PC workstations: 3

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Disabled car park

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Wheelchair access to reception

Student Age / Nationality

Minimum age of students
18 years
8 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 15
Adult courses Throughout the year: 15
Junior courses In summer: 8
Junior courses Throughout the year: 8
Average age of students
In summer: 50 years
Throughout the year: 40 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
No
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Cooking-
Dancing-
Diving5 km
Football (soccer)-
Golf20 km
Horse riding-
Mountainbiking-
Music-
Squash-
Swimming-
Table Tennis30 km
Tennis-
Volleyball-
Yoga-

Accommodation

Reviews

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

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Intercultura Costa Rica Spanish Schools, Samara
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What students liked about Intercultura Costa Rica Spanish Schools, Samara
I very much liked the overall atmosphere: students and teachers and other staff and all human beings are appreciated. Teachers seem to like each other and their work! I also liked to sit on a real chair and around a table (to be able to write!), not just on a plastic chair like somewhere else. The air conditioning worked, too - thank you!
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Nice teachers, cool students, good timetables and the school is right next to the beach. For me, it was the perfect place to learn Spanish and I can only recommend it to everyone.
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    FAQ about Intercultura Costa Rica Spanish Schools, Samara

  • Spanish courses at Intercultura Costa Rica start at 319 US$ for Standard Course 20 course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Samara Residence is the most popular among all our clients of Intercultura
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Intercultura varies from 6 students (Standard Course 20) to 6 students (Standard Course 20)
  • 100% of teachers at Intercultura Costa Rica Spanish Schools hold a university degree. 75% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Intercultura Costa Rica Spanish Schools comes from USA with a 46.5% representation, followed by students from Switzerland (21.4%) and Germany (8.9%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Intercultura Costa Rica Spanish Schools offers courses from 8 years (Kids & Teen Camp, 20 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 50 during the summer and 40 for the rest of the year.
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