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ONE TO FOUR WEEK SPANISH PROGRAM IN COSTA RICA

They are intended for high school students who want to improve their Spanish-speaking skills while also experiencing Costa Rica’s natural wonders.  With a choice of either morning or afternoon session, participants will engage in four hours of Spanish conversation practice in a small group.  When not in class, students will travel to points of interest accompanied by the teacher and a qualified guide.

Costa Rica is a small country located in Central America and is ranked internationally as one of the area’s most visited destinations, with tourism being one of its main sources of income. Costa Rica is considered a socially and politically stable democratic republic.  Although it covers a very small fraction of earth’s surface (0.03%), the country proudly shelters 5% of the world’s existing biodiversity with almost 25% of its territory protected sanctuaries.

Intensa has been refining its programs for more than 35 years in order to provide our students an ever more effective learning experience. Our qualified staff’s commitment and support start at the moment your school’s representative contacts us with the proposal of bringing a group to Costa Rica for a unique, cross-cultural experience. We will work with you at each step of the way so that all your questions and concerns about academics, homestays, safety, extra-curricular activities including touring arrangements are addressed appropriately and in a timely fashion

On request, we can provide your representative and interested teachers an audio-visual presentation and printed materials covering Costa Rica, Intensa and its Spanish programs. And if it were the case, we can also offer suggestions on how to go about setting up a study abroad program.

Parents and teachers should rest assured that the investment in this cross-cultural experience will enhance their students personal and professional development.

SPRING, WINTER OR SUMMER PROGRAMS

Four hours of Spanish conversation daily – Typical week schedule

* These activities include transportation, guide, entrance tickets, and snacks.

** Includes transportation, entrance ticket and one meal.

*** Weekend tours: 3 days-2 nights the excursion leaves after classes on Friday, includes hotel (double room), all meals, transportation and entrance tickets to parks.

Important Information
  • Programs start every Monday year round.
  • Lessons are daily, Monday through Friday, on a weekly basis.
  • Four hours group lessons: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
  • We observe the following holidays: January 1st. New Year’s Day, April 11th., Anniversary Battle of Rivas, Holy Week, May 1st., Labor Day, July 25th., Annexation of Nicoya, August 2nd Virgin of the Angels Day, August 15th., Mother’s Day, September 15th., Independence Day, October 12th. Columbus Day, Intensa´s Employee’s Day and December 25th Christmas Day.
  • No refunds will be given for lessons missed due to national holidays.
  • Homestays start on the weekend prior to the first day of lessons. Students will be picked up and returned to the airport. The stay with the host family will be in a private room with access to laundry service, two meals: a good breakfast and a main meal.
  • While we encourage students to take advantage of the homestay for the cultural experience, some of our students prefer or find it necessary to stay in a hotel or apartment for the time they are here in Costa Rica. In which case, Intensa can supply a list of nearby, reasonably priced hotels upon request. Our personnel will be glad to help making reservations and obtaining a student discount rate whenever possible.

TYPICAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

WEEKEND

SAT & SUN

4  Hours

Spanish lessons

8:00  a.m. to

12:00 noon

4  Hours

Spanish lessons

8:00  a.m.

to 12:00 noon

4  Hours

Spanish lessons

8:00  a.m.

to 12:00 noon

4  Hours

Spanish lessons

8:00  a.m. to

12:00 noon

4  Hours

Spanish lessons

8:00  a.m. to

12:00 noon

(**) Tours /

Excursions

Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch

(**) Tours /

Excursions

2.5 Hours

Spanish lessons

1:00 p.m. to

3:30 p.m.*

2.5 Hours

Spanish lessons

1:00 p.m. to

3:30 p.m.*

2.5 Hours

Spanish lessons

1:00 p.m. to

3:30 p.m.*

2.5 Hours

Spanish lessons

1:00 p.m. to

3:30 p.m.*

(**) Tours /

Excursions

(**) Tours /

Excursions