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in-country Spanish language courses

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Monteverde Population: 8,000

The school

Accommodation

Our partner school is set in the town of Cerro Plano, where most regional accommodations and businesses are located. The building features 21 indoor classrooms, garden, video room with big screen TV, library, computer room, jacuzzi, showers, recreation room with billiards and table hockey, kitchen, dining area.

You may choose between a stay with a local host family or a private apartment/studio.

About Monteverde The Monteverde region is situated on the Continental Divide in the Tilarán Cordillera at an elevation of 1,685 meters. The region is renowned for its commitment to the sustainable development of the community and the conservation of the cloud forest reserves. The climate and terrain of the preserve produce an incredible biodiversity. There are at least 400 bird species in this high elevation rain forest, including the Resplendent Quetzal, ancient holy bird of the Mayans. A novel and spectacular way to view the forest canopy without much physical effort is the “Skywalk”. These bridges, some suspended at over 130 feet, make for truly spectacular views. This rural region is a five hour bus ride from San José.

Maximum participants per group 4 students

Timetable Classes are held from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 12:00 with a 20-minute coffee break at 10:00. In the Super intensive courses classes start at 8:00 and finish at 14:30 with a coffee break at 10:00 and a one-hour break at 12:00. Each class lasts 55 minutes.

Activities and Excursions The school offers weekly free or low cost sponsored activities (Latin cooking and dance classes, afternoon soccer matches, movie nights, and visits to museums, galleries, theatres, discotheques...). In addition afternoon and weekend excursions are arranged: a night tour of the Monteverde reserve, hike along the trails of the Santa Elena or Bajo del Tigre reserves, ride horseback through the farms surrounding the cloud forest, visit the local hot springs...

Our opinion Monteverde is one of the most beautiful places in Central America and is the perfect site for students hoping to combine language, culture and nature-oriented activities.

Courses – – – –

Intensive Spanish Super intensive Spanish One to One Volunteer Program

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