Comments from our former students are always appreciated, find below an useful review from our program in Costa Rica.
Today is the last day of the four weeks I’ve spent improving my Spanish at ILISA.
I had wanted to attend a Spanish immersion school for years, and finally found the time to do it. I used the Internet to search for schools, and looked at about fifteen spread over Costa Rica, Mexico, Uruguay and Spain. However, as a 40-year old gay man, I had reservations about diving in.
Now after attending ILISA, I can tell you firsthand that they were right on all counts. This is a very gay-friendly school. From the administrative staff to the teachers to the other students, I never once felt uncomfortable being open. The teachers are all professional, excellent and serious about the language and teaching. What I have to add is that they have a special talent for making the lessons fun. The teachers all seem to get along with each other really well. During the breaks and the weekly happy hour (don’t miss it!) there is lots of laughing, music and jokes, and that’s just the teachers. Also, while a lot of the students are younger, there are also quite a few students my age or older.
I know this sounds like a commercial, but I’m being sincere. I’d recommend this school to anyone. When I get the chance, I’ll definitely be back. I came into the school at the intermediate level, and now after four weeks I’d rate myself advanced. I’ve really learned a lot and had a lot of fun doing it! I wish I could spend another month here, but if I do that my boss will kill me.
Keith Jones , from Houston, Texas