Starting dates at ILISA are now more flexible than ever. No matter what your current level of Spanish from complete beginner to advanced, you can start on any Monday of the year that you choose (although take a look at the holiday dates below when ILISA will be closed!).
If you take private classes, you may be able to start any day of the week, just send us an email to get everything set up.
Monday January 2nd
Thursday April 6th and 7th, Easter Week.
Monday April 10th: Rivas Battle
Monday May 1st (Labor day)
Monday July 24th (National Holiday: Anexión de Nicoya a Costa Rica)
Tuesday August 15th (Mothers day)
Friday September 15th, Independence Day
Friday December 1st, Army Abolishment
Monday December 25th, Christmas Day
It should be understood, there are no classes on these days and missed group classes will not be made up. Private classes will be made up to the extend possible during the same week or the week before or after the week affected by the holiday. We also reserve the right to move our day of closure to another day of the week for the benefit of student ‘long weekends’. Please check with us if you need more specific information regarding these days.
We recommend that you register at least 4 weeks before your starting date in order for us to be able to accommodate you with the most appropriate host family and to make any other special arrangements that may be necessary. You may register with less notice and we will be happy to accommodate you on a space available basis. There is no extra fee for late registration.