Spanish Studies Abroad

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.

December 28, 2016

Costa Rican Language Academy Now Offers Volunteer Opportunities That Reinforce Spanish Studies Abroad

December 5, 2016 – San Jose, Costa Rica – For over twenty-five years, Costa Rican Language Academy (CRLA) has created amazing opportunities for students to engage in Spanish language immersion programs that go far beyond the classroom environment.  Now, CRLA takes another step forward with the integration of volunteer opportunities into its Spanish studies.
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.
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.
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.
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.