“I wish to render my highest compliment to ILISA for a stellar job in our Summer Study Abroad experience of 2016. I took a group of students from St. Petersburg College, Florida, to engage in the four week Summer program read more– Fernando Ojeda, Spanish Professor, Sainte Petersburg College, USA, 2017
“ILISA has a wonderful team that strives for students to have an unforgettable experience without disregarding academic rigor. They all treat each student according to their individual traits and sincerely care about each participant of their programs. I have worked with this team for over a decade. Believe it or not, they get better with time. They all work hard to improve their programs and work on professional development regularly” – Nancy Dibella, Study Abroad Coordinator, University of South Florida, USA, 2017
“In the summer of 2015 I led a group of 8 young Morehouse students to study and improve their Spanish at ILISA. Prior to the trip I had never led a Study Abroad program so I was understandly apprehensive about a number of things”: more Haakayoo N Zoggyie, Morehouse College, USA, 2016
“We recently took a group of students to Costa Rica. Ilisa was instrumental in the success of their experience. It not only provided our students with high quality teachers but also with a warming and welcoming atmosphere” moreLiliana Goens Butler University
“My experience as an instructor who took seventeen students from the University of South Florida to ILISA was the best ever. ILISA not only takes their classes very seriously” more... Celia Paula Davies University of South Florida.
“It was a pleasure working with Hellen Rojas and the entire staff of ILISA during the spring of 2015. Our group of students and faculty advisors had an excellent experience exploring the wonders of Costa Rica more..Audrey Ambrosino, Middlesex Community College
“Durante el mes de mayo, un grupo de 22 estudiantes de Butler University junto a mí y mi asistente Lea Kaszas viajamos a Costa Rica para participar en el programa intensivo de Español de ILISA” more… Irune Del Rio, Butler University
“It is a pleasure to recommend ILISA for anyone interested in developing or improving his or her Spanish skills. I had the opportunity to lead a group of students during the summer 2014 session” more…Maria Diaz-Vega, University of South Florida
“It is with pleasure and enthusiasm that I am writing this letter of recommendation on behalf of ILISA Language Institute, located in San Pedro, San José Costa Rica, as a hosting institution to any educational program from the U.S.A, including the colleges and universities” more… – Grazyna Walczak- Assistant Professor of Spanish- Valdosta State University
“My experience with ILISA started when I entered their website to look for information about their program. They immediately answered all of my questions through their interactive chat. I was amazed by their promptness and their flexibility in customizing our program according to specific needs” more…Alexander Quintanilla – Assistant Professor of Spanish- Butler University
“Working with ILISA for the past four years, allows me to highly recommend the language institute as a complete service, which helps us strengthen our exchange programs and makes them more attractive and safe for our visiting students” more... María del Carmen García – International Affairs and Research Director – UCIMED.
“I love ILISA! I’ve been taking students to Costa Rica for seven years now and have used or visited many other language schools, and I can say without reservation that ILISA is the best equipped, best located, and best managed” more.. Todd Phillips, Professor of Spanish and French, Austin Community College.
“Once a program has been established, the attention to detail only increases. The personnel of ILISA are always available to meet all of the director’s as well as student’s needs, even of the most capricious variety, while in Costa Rica”. more..– Nathaniel Schell– Professor of Spanish and Director of World Languages- Carroll Community College
“One student has commented on how the ILISA instructor understands that students sometimes find Spanish difficult and he appreciates her patience. The same student goes on to explain that he is very enthusiastic now about Spanish because for the first time he is beginning to “get it.” more… – Michael Schinasi – Associate professor of Spanish studies – East Carolina University Online Program
” ILISA has done an outstanding job of preparing their teaching staff (all native Costa Rican professors) with the latest techniques and strategies of teaching Spanish to North American students. The Costa Rica professors always receive very high evaluations for their knowledge, passion, enthusiasm and interest in teaching Spanish” more..Tony Spanos– Professor of Spanish- Weber State University
“I was most impressed with the genuine caring that Hellen and her team showed for our students. This caring show in their daily work, and I think that as result, all seven students had a very good experience during their week in Costa Rica”… more – Ken Gobbo– Associate Professor of Psychology – Landmark College
For a more in-depth look of what kind of students visit ILISA and what they have to say about their experiences, read the student profiles.