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Courses All courses at ILISA start on Monday. Morning classes are from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, with a twenty minute break at 10:00 AM. Afternoon classes for students taking six hours per day are from 1:15 PM to 3:15 PM or sometimes later during our high season.
If you have registered for group classes but at your level of Spanish no group can be formed, you will receive 3 hours of private classes instead of 4 hours of group classes at the same tuition rate. Also Included in the Course Cost All instructions and text materials (except dictionaries)
Free use of computer lab, Internet and e-mail.
Student ID for discounts on tours and car rental.
Homestay Homestay includes breakfast, dinner, laundry service, private room, airport pick-up and transfer to host family. All prices quoted include the cost of homestay. Those students who want to make their own living arrangements can deduct the homestay fee from the weekly cost of their course.
Additional days of homestay due to early arrival or late departure should be arranged at the time of registration. Extensions of homestay once the course has begun are subject to availability. Homestays can be arranged for non-students on a space available basis.
In order to allow proper scheduling and due to our arrangements with the host families, all homestay arrangements and extensions must be made through ILISA. Free Cultural Activities Program Includes 3 or more activities per week. Typical activities include: lectures on Costa Rican and Latin American society, non-verbal communication, Latin Dance classes, cooking classes, visits to museums, the Central Market and National theater. In Panama we will visit the ‘Casco Viejo’ Colonial quarters, the Miraflores visitor Center and the Panama Vieja ruins.
Registration A deposit of $US 200 per person together with a completely filled out application form is required at least 3 weeks before the start of the program. The deposit is applied to the cost of the course.
The deposit can be paid with your credit card (VISA, Mastercard, or American Express), by using Paypal or making a wire transfer. There is no surcharge on credit card use!
The deposit is non-refundable, but can be applied to your course fee if you reschedule your starting date within a six month period.
– Returning Students: ILISA offers a 10% discount on Spanish classes to students who have studied with us before. This applies to any of our study abroad schools. This offer cannot be combined with with other discounts.
– Friends and Family: ILISA offers a 15% discount on Spanish classes and homestay to students who join a program with the same starting date. This offer cannot be combined with other discounts.
– Long term programs get special discounts for group classes and homestay: 10 -12 weeks get a 10% discount, 13-15 weeks get a 15% discount, 16 or more get a 20% discount. Private instruction gets 15% discount for 8 weeks or more.
For more information, please review the Enrollment policies document. Again, by submitting your registration, you confirm you agree with our terms and conditions.
Cancellation for independent students
A $200 non-refundable deposit is due as soon as the applicant confirms participation and is required to complete the booking and reservation process. This $200 deposit will be deducted from the total amount. The deposit must be received in full to our bank account or Paypal account and it is non refundable. The balance can be paid in cash or credit card at the school’s front desk on your first day at ILISA.
Tuition and Accommodation Cancellation policy. Cancellations for school services are only accepted directly from the student enrolled in the program before the starting date. This applies for students who paid their tuition and accommodation before arrival:
All cancellations must be sent to school by e-mail. In all cases bank charges will be deducted.
100% Refund to invoices with cancellations received 14 days or more before the course starting date.
50% Refund to cancellations that arrive 13 days or less before the course starting date
No refunds are made for any portion of classes or homestay once the program has begun unless there is some case of dissatisfaction with the program or services as stated in our satisfaction guarantee.