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 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.
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 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.