Intercultura: Costa Rica Semester and Gap-Year Programs
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Intercultura: Costa Rica Semester and Gap-Year Programs

Live with a local family while you study in our immersion Spanish & Culture programs, travel around Costa Rica and participate in our community volunteer programs.

In 3 months you will complete the entire Spanish program, becoming fluent in the language (if you already have some knowledge of the language, you may need less time. In the following 3-6 months, as you participate in one or more volunteer programs around the country you will gain valuable work experience, you will improve your chances of getting into a good university, you will meet people from around the world.

You have the full freedom to split your gap-program between both of our locations, Heredia and Samara Beach, or you can just study at either one.

Please contact us for more detailed information. Tell us how you would like to set up your gap semester/ year. Intercultura helps you along the way to achieve your desired stay abroad.

North America » Costa Rica » Samara Beach
North America » Costa Rica » Heredia
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Adventure Travel
Language Immersion
Study Abroad
Volunteer Abroad
3-6 Months
6-12 Months
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Primary Language

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24 years old

Gap Year volunteering in Costa Rica!


In November 2008, I started volunteering at Intercultura as the German-speaking administrative assistant. Out of curiosity (and in order to improve my Spanish) I decided after a short while to start attending classes. I enjoyed the intensive school days that were always exciting and included a variety of learning methods in addition to the basics: Latin American movies, a lot of conversation, topic-relevant vocabulary and – of course – all the additional activities offered by the school and held in Spanish, like Yoga and Tae Bo.

All this resulted in a perfect mixture. Intercultura Language School offers a unique freshness that contributes greatly to the learning process, although the astonishing view over beach and ocean, as well as the monkeys relaxing in the trees of the school garden, can have a distracting effect! The authentic friendliness and warmth of the dynamic staff creates a strong feeling of being welcome and even “at home”. Here, you will meet people from all over the world, play volleyball on the beach, study Spanish in the school hammocks and one thing for sure: you won’t want to leave!”

How can this program be improved?

i would have liked to have had more cultural offerings in the town, like theatre, dance, etc.

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Intercultura Costa Rica is one Spanish Immersion School with two unique locations. Study Spanish year-round at Vibrant Historic Heredia or at our Sámara beachfront Campus, or combine both locations! We offer Spanish and Cultural Immersion programs for students of all ages: Intensive Group Spanish classes