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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.

March 25, 2018

Make the Most of Your Costa Rican Adventure

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.
March 22, 2018

Study Spanish in Costa Rica: Pura Vida Style!

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.
March 19, 2018

Vacation and Explore while Learning Spanish in Costa Rica

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. 
March 15, 2018

Want a Brighter Future in Business? Why you Should Study Spanish in Costa Rica.

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."
March 12, 2018

Upgrade Your Spring Break Experience (and Your Spanish) in Costa Rica

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.
February 7, 2018
Ditch your class and come to Costa Rica to Learn Spanish Abroad

Ditch Your Spanish Class and Learn with the Ticos in Costa Rica

Let’s face it, the world of lecture halls and out-of-touch textbooks has become the unfortunate norm for studying a foreign language.
February 7, 2018
learn spanish in Costa Rica for Business opportunities

Learn Spanish: The Best Move for Your Career

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.
December 18, 2017
Study Spanish in Costa Rica

¡Vamos a Costa Rica! Studying Spanish in Costa Rica

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!
November 1, 2017
Study Spanish abroad in Costa Rica

Real Life Experiences from People Who Studied Spanish Abroad

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.
October 30, 2017
Learn spanish in Costa Rica

Guide to Master the Most Common Regular Verbs in Spanish

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.
September 5, 2017
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It’s Never Too Late to Begin Spanish Studies Abroad

Spanish is a rich language that is now the second most spoken language around the globe. With the numbers of Spanish speakers only growing, many are now considering taking Spanish studies abroad.
September 5, 2017
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The Benefits of Immersing Yourself in Latin Culture with Spanish Studies Abroad

Many are now considering taking Spanish studies to improve upon their understanding of the language. But to truly gain a clear understanding of the language, its history, and the context in which the language is used on a daily basis, students must immerse themselves in a Spanish-speaking culture.
August 15, 2017
Visit Costa Rica to Learn Spanish

Traveling to Costa Rica for my Spanish Studies Abroad Was the Best Decision I’ve Ever Made.

What’s the way to have the most wonderful experience of your life? I had no idea until I travelled to Costa Rica with CRLA for my Spanish studies abroad.
August 15, 2017
Costa Rican Language Academy

How I learned Spanish in Costa Rica while living the experience of my life

Taking your Spanish studies abroad and immersing yourself in a Spanish-speaking culture is the best way to learn—and CRLA offers some of the best Spanish immersion programs in the world.
June 14, 2017
Spanish student and volunteer

This Is How I Learned Spanish While Traveling Through Costa Rica

Dreams can become a reality when you work hard and define your goals are clear. I remember having tried making a vision board last year; and it worked! I made a collage with some photographs of cool places like Costa Rica and of students studying Spanish abroad.