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When it comes to studying a foreign language, you have numerous of options -- over 6,900, in fact!  It is important to pick a language that is practical and interesting so you remain motivated and encouraged along your learning journey. For example, you may be fascinated by J.R.R. Tolkien’s Elvish, but how will you practice so your skills flourish?  Here at CPI, we are slightly biased towards one language in particular—Spanish!

Here are a few reasons why you should choose Spanish for your foreign language adventure:

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As anyone working in the modern economy can see, foreign language is no longer just a subject to be studied in high school or college and promptly forgotten. Interconnected economies formed by rapid globalization have made foreign language acquisition a crucial component of the path to a successful career. If you would like to better your Spanish abilities in order to advance your career or broaden your company’s client base, CPI is the place for you.

As psycholinguist Frank Smith said, “One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way." By strengthening your Spanish skills, you will unlock a new world providing access to the sphere of 437 million native Spanish speakers. Being able to communicate bilingually will transform you into a top service provider for a greatly increased clientele.

CPI offers the following career-advancing Spanish programs:

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Those who have decided to make Costa Rica their home for a few months, a year or even permanently soon realize the importance of establishing a base in the language which they encounter each day.  Whether interactions be greeting your friendly Tico neighbors, engaging with vendors at the local farmer’s market or with a clerk at the supermarket, ordering a menu selection at your favorite restaurant, opening a bank account, going to the hardware store to pick up items for a DIY project, communicating with your doctor or asking for directions, knowing Spanish will ease the assimilation to your new home. Plus, it simply makes sense -- permitting your time in Costa Rica to be more enjoyable with more confidence regarding the goings-on around you.

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If you are hoping to study abroad in Costa Rica but currently lack the budget to do so, there are many scholarship opportunities available to help you accomplish your goal. Companies have a lot to gain from the perspectives of hardworking, creative students such as yourself, so they are often willing to offer financial rewards in exchange for your thoughts. In addition, cultural organizations and universities want to promote a love of learning, so if they can, they also seek to extend funding to students.

Here are a few scholarship search engines that will help you find the perfect scholarship:

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“Sí…bueno…sí….claro. Oki. Chau.”

I hung up the phone in the Groups office of CPI and stared, wide-eyed, around the room. Oh no. It was my first day as a Grupos CPI chaperone, and I had just gotten off the phone with my boss who had given me a list of things to accomplish. (Actually, that was just an educated guess because I had spent the previous five minutes pretending to know exactly what she was saying while only catching about 2% of the conversation).

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