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Never a ship sails out of the bay But carries my heart as a stowaway ~ Roselle Mercier Montgomery, writer, 1874-1933Language Schools Below are listed some of the many schools currently offering courses in Costa Rica. Prices start as low as $300 per week, including home stays.
In San José
Forester Instituto Internacional, Los Yoses San José 506 / 225- 3155, fax 225-9236 Professional school in a trendy neighborhood that still houses several embassies.
Intensa, Los Yoses San José 506 / 225-5009, fax 253-4337 As the name suggests, it offers intense study as well as oneon-one classes. Optional full day.
Instituto de Español, Guadalupe, San José fax 506 / 283-4733 Ask for their 2-for-1 special.
Ilisa, San Pedro (in US, . 800/ILISA4U; in CR, 506 / 280-0700, fax 225-4665
Costa Rican-North American Cultural Center, Barrio Dent and also in Sabana Norte 506 / 207-5000, fax 224-1480.
Instituto Británico, Los Yoses 506 / 225-0256, fax 253-1894.
Costa Rican International Language Academy & Latin Dance School, Barrio California, San José 506 / 233-8938, fax 233-8670. What could be better than learning to speak with your dance partner? They offer cooking, too!
Centro Linguistico CONVERSA, San José (in US, 800 / 354-5036, in CR, 506 / 256-3069, fax 233-2418. Also a campus in Santa Ana in the foothills.
University of Costa Rica, San Pedro 506 / 207-5634, fax 207-5089. Eighty-hour course taught by the professional staff at the School of Philology and Literature. University ID, library privileges and cultural activities.
Language and International Relations Institute (ILERI), Escazú 506 / 289-4396, fax 228-1687. Lisa Tec B&B Language School near Cariari Golf Course, 506 / 239-2894, fax 293-2894. Not exactly in Escazú, but a tranquil language school and B&B.
Intercultura, Heredia, Av 4, Calle 10, 506 / 260-8480, fax 260-9243. Complete offerings including Latin dance, activities and volunteer opportunities. Once-a-month classes at Jacó beach.
Pura Vida Institute, Heredia 506 / 260-6269, fax 237-0387.
Instituto Profesional de Educación DAZA, Heredia, also in Liberia & Guanacaste 506 / 238-3608, fax 238-0621.
Rancho de Español, Alajuela 506 / 438-0017. Quiet and small.
Centro Panamericano de Idiomas, 125 meters/411 feet east of cemetery in San Joaquín de Flores, outside of San José 506 / 265-6866, fax 265-6213. Homestays and volunteer programs. Also in Monteverde and Flamingo Beach.
Spanish Language and Enviromental Protection Center (SEPA), San Isidro del General 506/770-1457, fax 771-1903. It’s located in a non-tourist area, so it’s a real immersion experience.
Montaña Linda, Orosi 506 / 553-3640, fax 533-2153. School and hostel.
Escuela D’Amore, Manuel Antonio, Quepos 506 / 777-1143. The school of love? Hmm.
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