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12 Days | 11 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Chris from St Charles, IL Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 11/04/15 - 11/13/15
This program was thoroughly enjoyable and well-organized. The morning lessons were well-organized into Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels based on a brief interview with instructors on the first day. All participants felt the their placement was appropriate and the lessons--taught by personable and experienced instructors--were productive. We traveled to 3 primary areas of the country and participate in numerous experiences, including visiting a Costa Rican family in their home for a meal, as well as various marketplaces and restaurants, to practice speaking and understanding Spanish. Travelers came from all over the country and were extremely compatible, whether traveling as singles or as couples. Highly recommend this program!

Susan from Tacoma, WA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/04/15 - 11/13/15
The Costa Rica Spanish Language Program was a delight! The tour was well-run and the Spanish language teachers from the Costa Rica Language Academy were very patient and understanding. I'm glad I made this choice.

Ronald from Arlington, VA Number of programs attended: 15
Date attended: 11/04/15 - 11/13/15
I hadn't studied Spanish in 40 yeas, but a lot of it came back during this program. The instructors were first rate. We had excellent accommodations and food and an extremely knowledgeable trip leader. This was my first time in Costa Rica, and I learned much about the country and its people.

Patricia from Berthoud, CO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/13/15 - 05/22/15
I participated in this program in May, 2015. It far exceeded my expectations, both in the area of advancing my Spanish conversational skills and in becoming acquainted with the beautiful country of Costa Rica. Don't wait another minute to reserve your spot!

Marlene from Sonoma, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/13/15 - 05/22/15
Accommodations, meals, and instructors exceeded my expectations. An really excellent value for the cost.

Ted from St Catharines, ON Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/07/14 - 10/18/14
If you are a beginner, but perhaps have had a few basic courses in North America, i.e. Spanish 101, you will find the Roads Scholar - CRLA Spanish Learning Program brilliant. Great teacher(s), lots of practical activities and loads of fun. Having fun builds your confidence and helps you to learn and speak a little Spanish. Bravo Señor Pero.

Frances from Wendell, NC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/07/14 - 10/18/14
This was a very informative and interesting program. I would recommend it to anyone who would like to learn or improve your Spanish language and also see and experience a beautiful and diversified country. I hope to return to Costa Rica very soon.

Patricia from Truckee, CA Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 04/01/14 - 04/12/14
This program is thoroughly enjoyable and your Spanish will definitely improve. The instruction is very comprehensive. Be prepared for homework and a textbook to structure your time. Costa Rica is full of fascinating places to visit and marvelous birds and frogs. I just loved the program.

Joanne from Brookline, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/25/14 - 03/08/14
A wonderfully diverse program in which we improved our Spanish language skills and saw more of this beautiful country. (This was our second trip to CR.) We made friends with whom we will keep in touch, and will continue our language instruction back home. The school (CRLA) and the instructors for this program were very supportive and created a welcoming environment. We highly recommend.

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