Centro Panamericano de Idiomas (CPI): Monteverde - CPI Language Center

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CPI Monteverde was established as an extension of CPI in 1996. The Monteverde zone, which includes ten towns and 8,000 people, is situated on the Continental Divide at an elevation of 5,600 feet. The region is well known for its commitment to the ... read more

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This was a much better way to receive Spanish credits towards my minor. - Bethel University & Seminary View Entire Review
My spanish improved significantly in the short time I was there. I learned more than in two semesters of spanish courses on college. - New Mexico State University View Entire Review
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I was disappointed in the increased crime in Costa Rica, but I believe the school offers a good opportunity to study with good-excellent teachers. Ticos are sweet, respectable people and a joy to know. - New Mexico State University View Entire Review
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I gained alot of knowledge. I understood cultures are extremely different. Just because people speak the same language little things make a huge difference. - New Mexico State University View Entire Review
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- New Mexico State University View Entire Review
Without a doubt. Opened up my eyes/mind to the central american culture/life-style at the same time enjoying one of the most beautiful countries in the world. - New Mexico State University View Entire Review
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I believe my spanish improved and I take less for granted of what we have here. The program made me want to return to improve my spanish even more becuase it was very enjoyable. - New Mexico State University View Entire Review
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This was a life changing experience for me. I personally think every student at NMSU should do a study abroad program. There are some things that you learn about life that you could never learn anywhere in the US because of our materialistic and capitalistic culture. The locals are very friendly. In my opinion, more friendly tha... - New Mexico State University View Entire Review
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The program was wonderful overall. MonteVerde was beautiful. It was a very unique place where I was able to see lots of plants, flowers, and wildlife I had never seen before. The people were very kind and helpful. My instructors were great. Ie specially enjoyed the walk I was able to take with my converstaion professor to the Wo... - New Mexico State University View Entire Review
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CPI Monteverde was established as an extension of CPI in 1996. The Monteverde zone, which includes ten towns and 8,000 people, is situated on the Continental Divide at an elevation of 5,600 feet. The region is well known for its commitment to the sustainable development of the community and the conservation of the cloud forest reserves. This area is a rural region and is a 3-hour bus ride from San José. Buses travel daily to and from Monteverde at 6:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

The average daily temperature is 18º to 24° C (65º to 75° F). The climate is typically cool and at times wet. If you plan to visit during the rainy season (May - December), we recommend .bringing rain gear and waterproof shoes or boots (especially if you plan to visit the reserves) as well as pants, long-sleeved shirts and a light jacket.

In Monteverde, CPI is dedicated to working closely with the community to find volunteer opportunities for interested students. Positions include: volunteering in the Santa Elena Reserve or trail maintenance in one of the forests in Cerro Plano.

Monteverde offers abundant opportunities for hiking, bird-watching, and exploring the local cloud forest reserves. Students can take horseback rides to see the sun set over the Nicoya golf, zip through the canopy of the cloud forest and take weekend trips to the Arenal Volcano or Manuel Antonio National Park.

The Monteverde community regularly hosts cultural events, such as: live music, poetry reading, movie night and festivals.

Founded in 1991, el Centro Panamericano de Idiomas (CPI) offers premier conversational language instruction to students of all ages and skill levels. Tailor-made Spanish classes offer students an interactive learning experience that cannot be duplicated. Accredited by the Costa Rica Ministry of Education, CPI boasts an experienced, university-educated language staff. CPI currently partners with a number of Universities from the United States as well as el Instituto Cervantes de España. Class sizes are small, ranging from one student to a maximum of six, allowing one-on-one interaction between student and instructor. No matter the skill level, students begin conversing from day one. Classes are communication-based, supplemented with a strong foundation in fundamental language mechanics. Students learn through direct interaction with the instructor, engaging in active language exercises that make the learning process exciting and new each day! The CPI experience is truly immersive, surrounding students in an environment that enriches the learning process with culture and unforgettable experiences.

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