“Anyone looking to do an immersion program should consider ILISA. My program at Butler University took daily classes at ILISA and we also had excursions around San José and dance classes after our Spanish tutoring sessions. The staff is friendly and always willing to help. I enjoyed my time in Costa Rica thanks to ILISA” – Taylore Fox, Butler University USA, 2017
“I went to Ilisa with the SPC Spanish Costa Rica Program during the summer of 2016, and honestly I thought it was a life changing experience. I stayed for one month in Costa Rica, and spent an equal amount of time with the lovely ladies and gentlemen of this school. I loved the staff, they were always ready willing, and able to some help me out. They set up great activities throughout the week, and amazing excursions during the weekends, and I enjoyed ever bit of my outdoor class experience. I learned so much in my short time spent. I looking forward to studying abroad here again this coming summer in 2017! – Aaron Pleasant, Saint Petersburg College, USA, 2016
“Spending 2 weeks in Costa Rica and ILISA exceeded my expectations. The one-on-one instruction and the quality and personableness of the instructors provided an ideal learning environment. I enjoyed meeting and talking with the instructors in a very personal way. They weren’t just teaching, they were forming a personal relationship where learning could take place. This does not happen that often in instructional settings. All in all, it has been a great experiences!” – Donald Dowell – U.S.A.
“ILISA was such a rich experience, we are definitely coming back! Our progress was beyond our expectations and the cultural activities and trips throughout Costa Rica were a great benefit to our immersion in the culture. A definte must-do is stay with a host family; they’ll make you feel at home right away!” – more… – Ashley and Alauna, USF Students – U.S.A.
Perhaps the greatest feature of ILISA, after their exceptional teaching methods and staff, is their concept of host families. This is the best way to embrace the culture of the country and to practice your language skills..more...– Alexandre Bourque- Hospitality student- London
“I would strongly recommend ILISA because it is a great opportunity to learn and grow. You will improve your ability to speak a foreign language, you will be part of another culture and even learn more about your own ways”. more...- Travis Walters, USF, Tampa. FL
“Being situated in San Pedro, it offers a wonderful combination of culture, college environment, available transportation, convenience, and safety.”-Mike Schwab, University Student, Jasper, AL
“Ilisa cares a lot to satisfy its students. Professors and the whole staff are very friendly and helpful. I appreciated the clear rules, punctual beginning of classes, security and cleanliness.”-Esther Lenhard, University Student, Switzerland
“I was very pleased with the entire experience at ILISA and Costa Rica. I gained a better grasp of the language and people than I ever imagined possible in 4 weeks. I look forward to returning. I would suggest this experience to anyone who was interested.”
–Rudy Martinez, University Student, NYC
“The facilities at ILISA are great. The modern, yet tico-style open-air feel is a welcoming buffer for the initial culture shock of the immersion program. The staff is also great, providing a warm, personable atmosphere where everyone knows your name- perfect for those traveling solo.”
–Aisha Mills, Grad Student, Washington DC
“I love the way I was taught. I love the professors.”
-Mary Kate, Student de Weber State Univeristy, US.
“Classes were very efficient with a comfortable learning environment. I’m very satisfied with my progress.”
-Brionna Buckman, Student, California, US.
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.