We offer Spanish immersion for those who wish to embark upon a lifetime adventure, experience and connect to another culture, and learn Spanish as a second language.
All programs are a minimum of one week, running from Monday to Friday. The CPI Academic Coordinator tests your level on-line through both a written exam and brief conversation.
CPI students always are amazed how quickly they learn to actually speak Spanish!
The 20 hour per week program is designed to allow adequate time to undertake activities outside of the classroom and is organized as follows:
- 8:00 - Class begins
- 8:00 - 10:00 Class time
- 10:00 - 10:20 Coffee break
- 10:20 - 12:00 Class time
- 12:00 - Class ends/free time to explore or take tours
Why CPI offers the best Onsite Spanish Program?
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The maximized combo by studying Spanish at 3 amazing locations -- language, culture, and fun all-in-one!
Tuition of the Onsite Program includes placement test (written & verbal) and the didactic materials necessary for your linguistic advancement. All onsite students also receive the following free services: first day orientation, free weekly cultural activities, small snack with beverage during the break, bilingual staff support, tours reservation assistance, and wireless connection.
On campus we have created spaces for student enjoyment -- lovely gardens, as well as on-site recreational areas: CPI Flamingo has a swimming pool, CPI Monteverde has a small jet pool; and CPI Heredia has a soccer field and basketball/volleyball court.
Our mini groups are maximum 4 students per class, average 2 and 3. If you sign up for group classes and you are the only student in your group level, the same 20 hour group rate applies. During high season (June-July), some groups may have a maximum 5 students per class.
Lodging and tours are an additional cost.
CPI ®ESSENTIAL PROGRAM
The CPI®ESSENTIAL PROGRAM is for all ages and levels available year round, personalized 4 hours a day Spanish classes with a maximum of 4 students and three campuses in beautiful locations: Heredia, Monteverde and Flamingo.
Our Essential Program is the ideal study abroad for those who want to study intensive Spanish and still have time for exploring the country and experience endless adventure opportunities. To enhance your cultural experience, you can stay with a Costa Rican homestay. You can also opt for our CPI Apartments and Partner Hotels. Lodging options are available through all 3 of our campus: Heredia – City Life, Monteverde – Cloud Forest, and Flamingo – Tropical Beach.
1 week Spanish classes: US$490.00
CPI Pura Vida Program
You’ve probably heard Pura Vida every time someone mentions Costa Rica. More than a saying, the mindset of “don’t worry be happy” is the true essence of the Pura Vida lifestyle. Following this laidback philosophy, our 10 hour/week program will provide you with Spanish Immersion at a chill pace. By studying for 2 hours a day, you will have more opportunity to explore Costa Rica, a country with lush valleys and crystal blue shores. While taking it slow, you will learn through context, culture, and through the memories you will be creating. Learn beyond the academic and get ready to live the way of life Costa Ricans are known for.
1 week Spanish classes: US$245.00
At each campus, CPI Spanish also offers intensive one-on-one classes in which receive more directed attention or may study in greater detail a specific topic of choice.
1 week: US$ 612
You also may combine group classes in the morning and add private classes in the afternoon to focus on specific subjects of interest, profession, or to prepare for a test. Scheduling is personalized and flexible from 2 private hours up to as many hours as preferred.
Price per hour: US $30.6
For people working online remotely, why not include Spanish classes as part of a Costa Rica experience? The flexible scheduling of our private class program include Survival Spanish through Advanced or Professional Spanish.
Spanish Program for Longer Stays
Picture a Spanish program were perpetual travelers and remote workers can study Spanish at their own pace, for a defined number of hours in your own schedule, while still having time to do their professional work, personal errands and explore Costa Rica. CPI offers are avant-garde Spanish Program for Longer Stays, perfect for the digital nomads or expats currently residing in the country. Step away from your corporate office and step into our classrooms. Learn about language, culture and be part of a global community that is studying with CPI.
Our Student Service’s Department will inform you of events and cultural activities in the area, how to join the gym, hiking clubs, sports & arts clubs, and many more activities to meet other Ticos.
Co-working: Enjoy the CPI facilities while remote working or studying in our campus. Meet other peers and create new ideas and, of course, practice Spanish with the friendly staff at each CPI.
Calling all programmers, content creators, writers, designers, developers, and every other enthusiastic individual to join us in this adventure of working remotely, living, and learning Spanish in Costa Rica.
- 20 private hours: $580.00
- 30 private hours: $825.00
- 40 private hours: $1.040.00
Breaking news! Costa Rica’s government has doubled the maximum stay in Costa Rica from 90 days to 180 days for: tourists, students, and business visitors who are part of Group One, currently include the United States and Canada, among others.
University Credits for CPI Spanish Classes
University students travelling to Costa Rica may earn transfer college credits (2 up to 12 total) while studying at one or all three of our fantastic CPI locations in Costa Rica. CPI Spanish classes earn New Mexico State University (NMSU) credits for both undergraduate and graduate credits.
Are you a professor who wants to bring your students for a cultural and linguistic experience? CPI collaborates with numerous university professors accompanying their student group. For some university groups the primary focus is Spanish language acquisition and for others, Spanish coupled with a professional focus, such as medical Spanish, Spanish for Social Workers or Business Spanish. For more information about Groups at CPI Costa Rica.
1 week: US$ 612
Bring a Group : CPI Spanish, your Costa Rica expert!
Learn Spanish outside the walls: our 30+ years of language immersion experience results in the planning of amazing in-country group tours!
Planning a group trip with CPI Costa Rica provides peace of mind knowing that students are traveling to one of the best Spanish schools in Latin America! At CPI Costa Rica the linguistic and cultural experience is maximized with participants discovering the Essential Costa Rica through studying Spanish at one or all three of our campuses, enjoying cultural activities, volunteerships, and weekend excursions. Our Groups Department custom creates itineraries based on the location (s) chosen, the desired cultural and adventure activities, while working to maximize budgets by negotiating discount rates with the most reputable, safety-oriented companies.
Our continued success proves that we provide special attention to each group of students, while our extensive in-country experience allows us to provide extraordinary care while planning each detail of the ideal travel adventure. Each group benefits from the support of our bilingual staff starting with the planning of the customized trip and continuing until we bid our visitors farewell just prior to the departure flight!
We create and execute remarkable immersion experiences for groups of all demographics:
- Primary & Middle School Groups
- High School Groups
- University Groups
- Other: church & volunteer groups
Why CPI Costa Rica Groups:
- Creation of customized in-country group tours, always with safety as a priority.
- Pre-trip support and program orientation for participants.
- On-site support to ensure a flawless execution of itinerary through constant communication between campus staff, visiting group leaders and assigned group assistants.
- Proven dedication to the highest quality of customer service.
If you have 8 or more participants, please contact Jonle Sedar at firstname.lastname@example.org to begin planning your Spanish immersion adventure!