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Intercultura Sámara

Make studying Spanish an unforgettable experience and study by the beach at Intercultura Sámara, the only Spanish school in Costa Rica where you can walk straight out of the classroom and onto the beach.

Intercultura is a beautiful school hidden amongst the palm trees on the doorstep of the Pacific Ocean. The staff will welcome you to the custom designed school facilities, making you feel part of the Intercultura family from the moment you arrive. The school prides itself on cultural engagement and exchange and is involved with local community and environmental projects.

Thanks to the shared methodology with the school in Heredia, students are able to spread their studies across both Intercultura campuses. The teaching methodology focuses on only speaking in Spanish, so students are fully immersed and are encouraged to practice as much as possible. Students can practice their new skills whilst taking a surf class, hiking, horse riding, or have a go at a yoga or dance class in Spanish. There is a varied program of activities organized by the school which students can participate in as a part of their course price. 

The staff at the school are passionate about teaching Spanish to ensure that learning is both fun and efficient. 

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School Facts

School size:

small

Classrooms:

13

High season:

January - March, July - August

United States of America
47%
Switzerland
18%
Germany
11%
Canada
5%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2%
Netherlands
1%
Belgium
1%
Australia
1%
Austria
1%
Worldwide
14%

18 - 25 years old:

45%

26 - 35 years old:

19%

36 - 50 years old:

7%

50 - 99 years old:

27%

Location

Intercultura, Calle Intercultura, Sámara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica , Costa Rica

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Courses

More information about different types of courses.

Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Variable
Schedule: Variable
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,300 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard small group lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: max. 6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Full days
Schedule: Full days
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,820 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard small group lessons per week
  • 5 standard private lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1/max. 6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Full days
Schedule: Full days
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
2,340 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard small group lessons per week
  • 10 standard private lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1/max. 6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Variable
Schedule: Variable
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,040 USD (4 weeks)
  • 10 standard private lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Variable
Schedule: Variable
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
2,080 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard private lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Variable
Schedule: Variable
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,508 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard small group lessons per week
  • 2 private Latin dance lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: max. 6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Variable
Schedule: Variable
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,716 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard small group lessons per week
  • 4 private Latin dance lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: max. 6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Variable
Schedule: Variable
4 - 48
Weeks: 4 - 48
1,399 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard small group lessons per week
  • Volunteering placement in a social work organization including schools, rehabilitation centers, elderly care centers, orphanages, daycare centers and kindergartens
  • Students undertaking this program must take a minimum of four weeks of Group Course and take their final week of Group Course at the Heredia Intercultura campus prior to starting the volunteering component
  • Please select the number of weeks of Group Course you would like to take prior to the volunteering, the placement time will be additional to this
  • A donation must be paid to the placement organization (between approx. 50 USD and 500 USD depending on the location)
  • Transport to the placement (between approx. 35 and 90 USD each way) and accommodation (Host Family or Volunteer Residence) are arranged depending on the placement organization and location
  • Please contact us for more information
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: max. 6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Variable
Schedule: Variable
2 - 48
Weeks: 2 - 48
1,399 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard small group lessons per week
  • Volunteering placement in an animal conservation project including animal refuges and sanctuaries and turtle conservation
  • Students undertaking this program must take a minimum of two weeks of Group Course and take their final week of Group Course at the Heredia Intercultura campus prior to starting the volunteering component
  • Please select the number of weeks of Group Course you would like to take prior to the volunteering, the placement time will be additional to this
  • A donation must be paid to the placement organization (between approx. 50 USD and 500 USD depending on the location)
  • Transport to the placement (between approx. 35 and 90 USD each way) and accommodation (Host Family or Volunteer Residence) are arranged depending on the placement organization and location
  • Please contact us for more information
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: max. 6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Variable
Schedule: Variable
2 - 48
Weeks: 2 - 48
1,399 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard small group lessons per week
  • Volunteering placement in an environmental conservation project in a National Park including animal observation, flora and fauna data recording, infrastructure maintenance and translating, amongst others
  • Students undertaking this program must take a minimum of two weeks of Group Course and take their final week of Group Course at the Heredia Intercultura campus prior to starting the volunteering component
  • Please select the number of weeks of Group Course you would like to take prior to the volunteering, the placement time will be additional to this
  • A donation must be paid to the placement organization (between approx. 50 USD and 500 USD depending on the location)
  • Transport to the placement (between approx. 35 and 90 USD each way) and accommodation (Host Family or Volunteer Residence) are arranged depending on the placement organization and location
  • Please contact us for more information
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: max. 6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.

Accommodation

More information about different types of accommodation

Meals
Bathroom
Price From
Half board
Half board
Shared
Shared
740 USD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (on foot): 5-15 minutes
  • Average number of students: 1-2
  • Internet (to be confirmed)
  • Laundry facilities available (included)
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room facilities include: Bedding | Towels
Half board
Half board
Shared
Shared
740 USD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Average number of students: 1-2
  • Internet (to be confirmed)
  • Laundry facilities available (included)
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room facilities include: Bedding | Towels
Meals
Bathroom
Price From
Full board
Full board
Shared
Shared
700 USD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Facilities are to be confirmed with the arrangement of the volunteering placement
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Availability on request/prices may vary - please contact Yalea for more information

Transfer

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Direction
Operating Hours
Price
One Way
Direction: One Way
09.00 - 14:30
Operating Hours: 09.00 - 14:30
75 USD
Price: 75 USD
  • Transfer from San José airport to San José Alfaro bus station and a bus ticket to Sámara included.
  • The bus departs from the Alfaro bus station at approximately 12pm and 5pm each day and takes about five hours to reach Sámara.
  • If you booked a host family, they will pick you up in Sámara.
One Way
Direction: One Way
24h
Operating Hours: 24h
110 USD
Price: 110 USD

Closure Dates

Public holidays and school closure dates - contact us for more information.

2019-04-11 | 2019-04-15 - 2019-04-19 | 2019-05-01 | 2019-07-25 | 2019-08-15 | 2019-09-15 | 2019-10-12 | 2019-12-22 - 2020-01-05

Reviews

Yalea Rating Index: Excellent

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