“The first time I came to study Spanish at Ilisa, it was solely to gain a basic understanding of the language. I was finding myself increasingly in Latin America, volunteering on disaster relief and house construction teams. I was in my late 50s and had never studied Spanish in Canada.After that first session at Ilisa, I was hooked on the entire immersion experience..read more-John Ayearst, Retired journalist, Habitat for humanity leader, Canada, 2017
“It was a wonderful experience. This is in large part to the kindness of your staff and your teachers. Everyone was wonderful and very helpful. I would recommend your program.”
–Felicia Levine, Journalist, Miami, FL
“In terms of choosing their faculty and host families, the folks at ILISA have also consistently made excellent choices, as far as I’m concerned. The various profesors and profesoras I have had in both Costa Rica and Panama have been masterful and engaging” more.. –Robert Allan, Journalist, Eldersburg, MD, USA
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.
John Mancuso and John Ayearst with Prof. Francisco