Best Courses 2019 in Central America and Caribbean
Central American and Caribbean nations are rich in culture, history and culture. They are proud of their ancient history, and most of the citizens take pride and joy in showing their country to international eyes. The unique cultural scenery provides a one-of-a-kind encounter that is inseparable from a feeling of excitement and experience. Central America is the ideal place to ground oneself in while enjoying more than a few of life’s greatest pleasures.
Course in Central America and Caribbean
What’s the best way to explore two Central American countries? Go on a cross-country expedition with Outward Bound Costa Rica and trek from the Caribbean to the Pacific! Our Coast to Coast Expedition Semester is an 85-day course with an immersive journey on foot through valleys and lush rainforests for 26 days. You will have the opportunity to brush up on your Spanish and immerse in Costa Rican traditions while through a homestay with a family in a rural area. Boost your leadership and raft-guiding skills through challenging and exhilarating whitewater rafting excursions. Explore remote tropical islands on a kayak and catch some waves on world-renowned beaches.
To truly survive in the outdoors, you need more than the right skills. You have to be a true leader as well, equipped with essential training in rescue and wilderness medical care. You will learn about this and more through a fun semester with Outward Bound Costa Rica! Undergo training in becoming an outdoor professional, helping you acquire necessary leadership skills in the wild. With our Leadership Semester, you will learn to guide rafts down raging rivers, organize rescues, set up belay systems, lead groups through the rainforest, give wilderness medical care, and scuba dive world-class spots. Engage with locals who will teach you about surviving in the Costa Rican jungle. The program is integrated with certifications, leadership training, and work experience to develop you into a skilled guide or instructor. You will earn up to 10 academic credits upon successful completion.
Online Spanish Classes with a Tico Lingo Professor Study and learn Spanish online with a local Costa Rican Spanish professor from Tico Lingo. Set your own schedule and study the topics that interest you most. Sign up before or after an immersion program and receive a 15% discount on online classes!
Our Heredia city campus has recently become an official SIELE examination center where students can take their SIELE exam and take classes beforehand to prepare themselves accordingly. Our accredited Spanish courses are in line with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Want to learn more than just Spanish?! Are you looking to combine Spanish immersion classes with a volunteer project, private surf or latin dance classes or are you a medical student seeking for an extra focus on Medical Spanish? Then one of our following Spanish PLUS Activity option may be suitable for you.
Our Spanish immersion program provides a complete Spanish immersion opportunity, Our program is based on four integrated components: daily classes, daily cultural activities, homestay families (optional but highly recommended), and our "Spanish-Only rule" on campus. This is to make sure that our students make the most out of their Spanish studies while being in our school facilities, by providing a 100% immersion environment and experience for all students. Learn how to actually speak Spanish in meaningful, real-life situations, with our fun and dynamic classes. Class sessions incorporate effective and authentic learning activities suitable for all learning styles, cultures, and ages.
Combining intensive Spanish classes, daily cultural activities, and weekend adventure tours, the Teen Spanish camp aims to fully immerse students in Costa Rican culture and community.
Our Adult Spanish programs are designed to get students speaking conversational Spanish as quickly as possible. We offer different program options that each include Spanish language courses and local homestay accommodation.
FSD Research Internships allow participants to engage with FSD community partners in researching local issues and developing potential solutions. With community-based participatory research, the research question is defined and findings are analyzed together with the community.
FSD Gap Year program is an intense, immersive program for pre-college students (17+) looking to gain international development training and experience. It’s an exciting way to explore and learn before starting college.
FSD International Development Internships are an opportunity for students and young professionals to gain hands-on experience in sustainable development and insight into other cultures that can only be obtained through participating in the work on the ground.
ILISA offers you this possibility to escape the cold winter in your respective countries, and come enjoy an exciting educational experience here in Costa Rica. We have created a complete package that includes: Spanish classes, homestay, airport transportation and two weekend excursions. In this intensive program, students will be enrolled in language classes from Monday-Friday for four hours per day plus multiple activities around the country. Classes will be determined by the student’s level of proficiency and are offered for all levels. Students can participate in the program for 1, 2,3 or more weeks.
For many ILISA students, Spanish skills are a necessity in their current or future workplace. For you, language training is an investment in your job skills. Several of ILISA’s programs can be tailored to meet your needs to assure you’ll be better prepared for the challenges of an increasingly bilingual workplace.
Our volunteer program focuses on providing individuals a practical experience; hence, playing a big role in developing their career path. Volunteers will be involved in activities that respond to identified community needs with the aim to raise awareness of current issues. The student will be able to develop his or her analytical abilities, social skills, and ethical responsibilities.
LISA Instituto de Idiomas offers one-to-one tutoring sessions ideal for individuals with very specialized language needs. We provide private classes for 2, 4, 3 or 6 hours a day. This program is available for every level and follows the same scheduling as the Group-4 and Group-4 Plus programs.