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Studying abroad has an endless number of benefits, one being the opportunity to practice another language. Costa Rica is a great place to learn Spanish, while making life-long memories. Here are a few tips to make sure you get the most out of your study abroad experience.
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Imagine a paradise and what do you see? Maybe you see a pristine beach, untouched by human development and complete with perfect sunsets every evening. Maybe you see lots of green - a rainforest, to be exact - with a wide variety of thriving species, all living in harmony with one another. Maybe your idea of paradise is simply living day to day with a carefree style of life, where everyone is friendly to each other and without worry.
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Most people, including myself, have had the thought, "I wish I could speak another language. I should have paid attention in school." But learning another language in high school or college is difficult if you don't have anywhere to practice and use it. That's why immersive language learning has been such an effective tool for learning a new language. 
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Maybe you had to take Spanish in high school or college, but you can't remember anything past "hola," to save your life. Maybe you know enough to get by. Maybe you've never cared to learn a second language, but adulthood called, and it needs something more for your resume than just "graduate."
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Spring Break has come to mean big beach parties and crazy antics. Though, many students who take part in the classic Spring Break routine only end up getting sunburns on crowded beaches and buying overpriced plane tickets.
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Let’s face it, the world of lecture halls and out-of-touch textbooks has become the unfortunate norm for studying a foreign language.
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Costa Rica: a place to learn Spanish and advance your career. There is no better way to position yourself in today’s world than picking up a second language. Being bilingual has many benefits.
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If the prospect of exploring and living abroad while learning a foreign language has ever sounded appealing to you, then there is no better time to explore the possibilities that await you with the outstanding Spanish immersion programs offered through the Costa Rican Language Academy!
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It’s been decades since Spanish has gained popularity through TV flicks and popular culture. Yet nowadays, it has become truly a necessity and a plus aspect for job applications in the U.S. and overseas.
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Although there isn´t a short cut to achieve mastering a new language, there are fun ways to start it. In the case of Spanish, you can begin watching Latino TV series on the net, or dabble in reading magazines in Español, if that´s your preference. Yet if you´d like to go beyond speaking short sentences at hotels or restaurants, you may want to learn the following quick guide.
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LEARN SPANISH & LEAVE A POSITIVE FOOTPRINT

CRLA students have the opportunity of contributing to make a tangible difference in our world and to leave something positive for future generations.

May 9, 2017
Studying Spanish in Costa Rica

Why people should learn Spanish abroad

The Spanish language has been present in the United States way before actor Arnold Schwarzenegger's catchphrase: “hasta la vista, baby” was released in 1991. Nowadays, Hispanics are the second-largest ethnic group in the USA with 52 million and counting. That means Spanish has spread so vastly that it is almost imperative to learn this useful Romance language anywhere in the world.
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.
July 6, 2016

Spanish Studies Abroad: Tips for Learning a Language in Another Country

Many people will tell you that living in another country is the best way to learn a foreign language and at the Costa Rican Language Academy (CRLA), our team completely agrees with this.
June 20, 2016

Costa Rican Language Academy Offers a Guide to Choosing a Spanish Language School in Costa Rica

Learning the Spanish language offers numerous advantages to the student, from the benefits to their career to the importance Spanish fluency can have within their social lives.
June 13, 2016

Why Choose a Spanish Language School in Costa Rica?

The Spanish language is the second most commonly spoken language in the world. And students across the globe are now seeking out a Spanish language school to help them build their linguistic capabilities.
June 6, 2016

Costa Rican Language Academy Offers a Guide to Choosing a Spanish Language School in Costa Rica

Learning the Spanish language offers numerous advantages to the student, from the benefits to their career to the importance Spanish fluency can have within their social lives.