December 22, 2016

There Are So Many Opportunities for Group-Based Spanish Language Immersion Programs

One of the features that sets Costa Rican Language Academy (CRLA) apart from other Spanish studies abroad programs is that we can work with groups of any size.  Rather than focusing solely on individual students or small groups, we have the resources to accommodate university or high school groups, often a few at a time.
December 12, 2016

What to Expect When You First Arrive for Spanish Studies Abroad at Costa Rican Language Academy

For many students, a stay with Costa Rican Language Academy (CRLA) is the most exciting adventure they’ve ever been on, especially if they’ve never been outside their own country.  Joining the CRLA Spanish language immersion programs is an incredible opportunity which will provide lifelong memories…  but it can be a bit overwhelming when you don’t know what to expect.
December 2, 2016

What Courses Are Available when You Choose Spanish Language Immersion Programs With CRLA?

One of the most common misconceptions we hear from prospective students or teachers organizing group trips is that intensive Spanish studies abroad require extensive existing knowledge of Spanish.  That’s not the case at Costa Rican Language Academy!  
November 28, 2016

Now Announcing Online Spanish Courses from Costa Rican Language Academy, a Leading Provider of Spanish Language Immersion Programs

December 5, 2016 – San Jose, Costa Rica – Since the 1980s, Costa Rican Language Academy (CRLA) has helped students master the Spanish language through their Spanish studies abroad programs.  Now, however, CRLA is taking their language-learning opportunities a step further with the addition of online classes.
November 22, 2016

Why Students Love Homestay-Based Spanish Studies Abroad

Why only study Spanish in a classroom when Spanish studies abroad offer homestay opportunities with so much more?
November 12, 2016

Why Cultural Immersion Is Best for Spanish Studies Abroad

For many students, the idea of an immersion-based language program is daunting.   Living in an unfamiliar culture with limited language skills (at least at first) is a situation that many think they would not enjoy… but it’s by far the best way to learn a new language.
November 2, 2016

The Top Costa Rican Attractions for Students in Spanish Language Immersion Programs

One of the reasons that Costa Rican Language Academy (CRLA) has been so popular since the 1980s is that we ensure that our students balance the hard work of Spanish studies abroad with plenty of play.  In fact, we encourage students to take four-day study weeks specifically so they’ll have long weekends to explore Costa Rica.
October 23, 2016

Costa Rican Language Academy Helps Medical Students Enhance Their Expertise with Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica

San Jose, Costa Rica-based experts for Spanish language studies, Costa Rican Language Academy are now offering Spanish classes for medical professionals. The school’s courses are designed to offer a way for medical experts to study Spanish abroad in Costa Rica with qualified teachers and the leading training resources in the marketplace. Professionals will also have the opportunity to book tours and weekend excursions in Costa Rica as part of the tour experience. Studying in Costa Rica represents an unmissable opportunity to explore a beautiful country with a rich history. Millions of travelers visit Costa Rica each year to take in the historic sites and captivating views found throughout the country. Visiting Costa Rica also offers travelers the opportunity to study the Spanish language abroad in Costa Rica and apply it to their specific field, in order to communicate with a whole other range of patients As part of the Costa Rican Language Academy program, students will have the opportunity to work with highly skilled educators in learning Spanish with relevancy to their medical profession. Qualifying through the Costa Rican Language Academy will give students the opportunity to communicate with native speakers and then build their understanding for a potential career […]
October 17, 2016

How Students Can Choose the Right Spanish Studies Abroad Program for Their Career

Studying Spanish abroad in Costa Rica offers students a great way to learn the language while enjoying the culture and surroundings of an exceptional country. But for those choosing their program based on their career, whether they wish to go into the medical field or into a teaching position, it’s important to know how to select the right option for the future. In this latest article, the experts at Costa Rican Language Academy present their guide to choosing the correct Spanish studies abroad program for their chosen career path. Speak with Former Students When choosing a school to complete Spanish studies abroad, students should take the testimonies of the school’s former students into full consideration. They should speak with them about how the school built its reputation and whether the school was able to offer the necessary depth of education they required to achieve career success in both the short and long term. When speaking with former students, it’s important to consider what the school did to help that student succeed. Were they able to offer unique learning opportunities unavailable at other institutions? Discuss Options with the School Oftentimes communicating directly with administrators at the school is the best way […]
October 17, 2016

A Guide for Students on How to Add Value to Study Abroad Trip to Costa Rica

For students, the option to study abroad in Costa Rica offers an exciting opportunity to gain insightful experiences that will mark them for the rest of their lives. It’s not a surprise that thousands of students from across the globe are now planning an upcoming trip to Costa Rica. But before embarking on the journey as a student, it’s important that you know how you can improve your own experience when you visit the country. Our team at Costa Rican Language Academy has great experience in this area and in our latest post, we present a guide to enhancing your trip! Take Part in Local Activities While you’ll be primarily focusing on your education when you study abroad in Costa Rica, you can significantly improve the value of your experience when you take part in local activities. Work with your school to plan activities in the local region. This will benefit you in many ways for the future. Firstly, you’ll make friends with local residents who can give you more information on the region and help introduce you to the new culture, plus get to know new people. Secondly, it will allow you to clear your mind outside of the […]
October 10, 2016

Costa Rican Language Academy Presents 3 Elements for Schools to Consider When Booking Spanish Studies Abroad for University Students

Spanish language training can give students a clear foundation for success throughout their careers. It’s why so many universities now offer language training for students as part of their curriculum. But for schools searching for Spanish studies partners abroad, it’s important to carefully consider the available options. Within this latest post, the team at Costa Rican Language Academy presents three elements for schools to consider when booking Spanish studies abroad in Costa Rica for university students. Program Depth The depth of the program offered by the school is a leading consideration. Is the school able to offer the comprehensive range of course options and additional activities to enrich the educational experience? It’s important the school chosen doesn’t simply offer courses within the classroom, but it also able to offer trips throughout the country. For example, students completing their Spanish studies abroad in Costa Rica should have access to a wide range of trip options through their school. This will allow them to discover the country and learn more about its rich history and culture. Timeline The timeline for the trip should also be carefully considered when analyzing trip options for Spanish studies abroad. Oftentimes university students have strict schedules that […]
September 29, 2016

4 Questions to Ask when Choosing a Spanish Studies Abroad Program for Students

For teachers at high schools and universities across the country, it’s important to provide a fulfilling learning experience for each student. It’s the reason why many are now looking into school trips that will allow their students to further their Spanish studies abroad in countries such as Costa Rica. But before booking their trip, teachers must plan the process carefully. And so, within this latest post, we’ll take a look at the questions to ask when organizing student groups for Spanish studies abroad. 1. Do You Offer a Range of Accommodation Options? Each study group will be unique in terms of their accommodations requirements. One group might prefer to study while directly in communication with Spanish language speakers and stay in their home, and another might prefer the comfort of a hotel during their first time in the country. It’s important to review the range of accommodation options the study program provides before choosing the best option for students. 2. Do You Offer Volunteer Opportunities? Beyond studying within the country, the school should also provide a range of additional activities for visitors to enjoy. An example is volunteer opportunities. The language training school should be able to build a program […]
September 22, 2016

The Benefits of Having Your Students Study Abroad in Costa Rica with Costa Rican Language Academy

For teachers, it’s important to provide students with an unparalleled learning experience. Study abroad programs can introduce them to a culture that will transcend the education available in the classroom setting and engage them in driving forward with their understanding of the Spanish language. It’s part of the reason so many teachers are now working with Costa Rican Language Academy and booking trips to study abroad in Costa Rica for their students. In this post, we’ll take a look at the leading advantages of choosing study trips with Costa Rican Language Academy. Customized Course Options The Costa Rican Language Academy team works with teachers to build the ideal course and trip for their students. Each element of the course is carefully orchestrated in accordance with the teacher’s lesson objectives as students are given a hands-on appreciation of the Spanish language. Teachers will receive support before, during, and after their trips to help build a comprehensive learning experience that instills a sense of wonderment and understanding in all language students. Accommodations Options Each element of the Costa Rican Language Academy trip experience is designed to assure optimal comfort for the student. This is highlighted in the school’s available accommodations. The school […]
September 12, 2016

Costa Rican Language Academy Presents: 5 Ways to Stay Connected to Your Roots While Completing Spanish Studies Abroad

A persistent challenge students face when completing their Spanish studies abroad is that they feel they are losing their connection to their home country. This can quickly lead to feelings of homesickness and make it more difficult to enjoy time within the study environment. To help minimize the chances of going through this process, it’s important that students find ways to stay connected to their families and friends while abroad. In their latest article, the team at the Costa Rican Language Academy presents five ways to stay connected to your home country while completing Spanish studies abroad. 1. Keep a Journal This can be an activity students complete by themselves at the end of a long day. And can be for the benefit of those back home or simply to release some of the tension and share the excitement of the study experience. Writing journal entries allows students to get their thoughts out without fear of being judged for their experiences. 2.Connect Via Social Media Social media is an open-24/7 environment filled with constant messages and chances for connecting. Those studying abroad can benefit from direct access to their social media accounts by sending out a quick message to friends […]
September 2, 2016

Complete Studies Abroad While Immersed in Costa Rican Culture with Costa Rican Language Academy’s Spanish Homestay Program

San José, Costa Rica-based language school Costa Rican Language Academy invites students to their homestay program. The homestay program enables Spanish students to study the language abroad in Costa Rica while staying with an authentic Costa Rican family. It’s the ideal opportunity to become immersed in Costa Rican culture while enjoying a unique trip experience. Costa Rica is a country with captivating scenery and a fascinating history. And now students from across the globe visit Costa Rica to take part in studies at local schools. But for a truly unique and immersive experience, only a high quality homestay program can offer the student full value for their study investment. And that’s why so many are now turning to the homestay program at Costa Rican Language Academy instead of staying at a hotel. The Costa Rican Language Academy program combines classroom courses with a stay with a local Costa Rican family to help the student learn more on Costa Rica and the country’s rich cultural heritage. During their stay, students will be fed two meals a day by the family and will be given a key to the home so they can enter and leave the property as they wish. It’s […]