Costa Rican Culture and Language Institute - ICLC - The Place where you can learn spanish abroad in Costa Rica



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ICLC Spanish Programs


Group coordinators, administrators and Spanish teachers can opt for this opportunity if they are interested in bringing groups to ICLC.


SPANISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM (Available all year round) 

Starts every Monday of the year. All ages and participants at all Spanish levels are welcome to ICLC. Moreover, a complete superior level program and Heritage Speaker component is offered to the students that are nearly fluent but want to improve other language skills or increase the cultural knowledge. Small group lessons as well as private lessons are available. The study program starts every Monday for a minimum of one week and ends whenever you desire.

SPANISH AND YOGA RETREAT (A 14 day Program - group options with
a minimum of 6 participants available
from December through April And from
September through November)

This program provides two components: Spanish Language instruction and Yoga Retreat in a winsome setting of ICLC Ecological Campus. Participants live with a homestay where you will have healthy and fresh food. During weekends you will have the opportunity to visit beautiful and peaceful Costa Rica sites.

SALUD PROGRAM (Available all year round) 

Spanish Program ideal for those students or professionals in the health area who wish to learn the language to be able to help Spanish speaking population and who are interested on learning more about the Costa Rican health system and its institutions.


TEACHERS PROGRAM (Available all year round)

For teachers interested in learning Spanish Language, to be able to help students and her parents who only speak Spanish. Educative site visits are part of the program. It would be a great program for continuing education.


TEENAGE PROGRAM (Available all year round)

Supervised program that gives teenagers the possibility to study Spanish abroad, meeting other students at their same age. This is a great opportunity to become independent learning a different way of life.


INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (Available all year round)  

The Business and Spanish Program gives students an insight into the business culture in Costa Rica and allows them to improve their language skills. Ideal for students that need to enhance their studies in Spanish and approach their knowledge in Latin American business.


CHILDREN PROGRAM (9 day Program - group options
with a minimum of 6 participants
available from September
through April)

Short trip opportunity for parents that would like to travel with children. Live with a local family, visit fun places, learn and practice Spanish.


GARDENERS CLUB (MGs) (2, 4 Week Program)

Spanish and GARDENERS CLUB Program at ICLC in ALAJUELA, Costa Rica.  2 to 4 week Program. It is open to anyone with an interest in flowers, gardening, or nature.


VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (Available all year round) 

The Institute offers a volunteer program for those participants who completed Spanish at ICLC at least for 4 weeks and want to work in different areas around the country such as the National Parks or Social Institutions.


SPANISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES (Available all year round)

Customized programs for doctors, nurses, judges, lawyers, police officers, fire fighters, flight attendants, airport counters, tourist guides, people in business with speaking Spanish countries, etc. One-on-one class is also available.


For further information on the volunteer program please use this form.

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Last Update:  2017-03-03