Prof. Nathaniel Schell
Professor of Spanish and Director of World Languages
Carroll Community College
March 14, 2012
It is my pleasure to recommend the services of ILISA Language School to any university that wishes to create a Spanish Language immersion program.
Every college which takes language learning seriously should have an option in place for students to study abroad in an immersion environment. As the Director of World Languages at Carroll Community College, prior to establishing a language immersion program with ILISA in the 2010-2011 Academic year, we had yet to establish any study abroad programs.
The search for an adequate site to establish an immersion program is a long and complicated one, our initial short list of candidates included Spain, Mexico, Peru and Costa Rica. Costa Rica was chosen due to many factors such as political stability, safety of our students, attitude towards foreign visitors, and its ecological attractions which are without parallel.
Most of all, however, Costa Rica was chosen due to the wonderful personnel of ILISA Language School. Hellen Rojas, the Director of the Spanish School and Julio Salas, the owner of ILISA, are available to answer any questions a prospective director may have about establishing a program. They are involved from start to finish in all the details of the program and are very flexible concerning dates, excursion, class times, homestay and the like.
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.
ILISA has been hosting university programs for decades and they have a wonderful tracks record. Whatever the needs of your program may be, ILISA is very accommodating in every aspect. I highly recommend making an official visit to ILISA in order to observe firsthand the quality of this wonderful institute in which to learn Spanish.