Tired of the same old vacation plans?

Summer is here!

Thinking of doing the average Six Flags Great America Trip again? Or bribing your children to join you for museum visits? What about combining adventure, education, community, culture, and sightseeing all in one trip? If this sparks your interest, then consider traveling to Costa Rica to attend Christian Immersive Spanish Academy (CISA)!

This is the perfect way to spend your summer break; hot weather, learning a new language, meeting new people and enjoying a variety of tours including a coffee tour, beach tours, rafting and canoe tours.

Need more convincing? See what previous people have said about their experiences at CISA…

“My expectations were surpassed so much so that I want to go back and never leave. In September 2010 I left my comforts and friends and spent ten life changing weeks with CISA.”

“The experience I had at CISA greatly improved my speaking skills in providing one-on-one classroom instruction with a great teacher, whowas able to answer and tailor my learning based on my questions and level….The communities in Tuis and at the mission were amazing, making it very easy for me to feel at home and to create friendships.”

“My favorite part about my experience in Tuis was getting to know the people; I learned so much from their generosity, love for people and love for God!”

So if you want to have the experience of a lifetime, make life long friends and make the most of your summer break…. Come visit CISA!

Habla Español?

Are you looking for an opportunity to learn another language?

Well look no further than CISA! CISA (Christian Immersion Spanish Academy) is a school in Tuis, Costa Rica that provides students an opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture and language of Costa Rica. We offer an assortment of courses that can be tailored to anybody; families, couples, individuals and groups. All of our programs are intricately designed to meet the needs of the student, depending on what you want to gain from this life changing experience! Our classes range from Bible terminology, to cooking classes and even fitness classes. All of these courses are designed to train students in the Spanish language while also building relationships with one another. CISA also partners with local organizations and churches in different service opportunities in order for our students to engage more in the neighbourhood and gain a cultural perspective of Tuis.

The students of CISA also have the opportunity to live with a host family from the community, which not only assists in learning the language, but also provides a hospitable and warm stay. Many of our students leave feeling more like family than a student. If you are unable to travel and stay in Costa Rica, we also provide online courses to learn Spanish!

CISA would love to welcome you and your family or church group to join us on an adventure of a lifetime!

Why Tuis, Costa Rica Should Be On Your Bucket List!

“Breath-taking!” “Culturally diverse!”
“Full of activity!” “Community!”

If any of the above strike your curiosity, Tuis, Costa Rica may just be the next place to add on your bucket list!

Tuis, Costa Rica is a small, rural township in the Cartago province of Costa Rico, only a 25-minute drive from the city of Turrialba.

There are many things that make Tuis a great place. The beautiful scenery, full of forest and vegetation makes for a full day of exploring. Also, not far away is the Turrialba Volcano, which has a picturesque beauty that is breath-taking.

Aside from the beautiful scenery are the dozens of activities to enjoy with friends and family. From tours to hiking and canyoning there is something that will meet your needs. Take for instance the Hacienda Tour, taking you through the macadamia, coffee and sugar cane estates. Or if you are the more outdoorsy type, there are plenty of cycling trails and rafting adventures awaiting your arrival! Or maybe a leisurely walk around the CATIE botanical gardens is more your style.

But perhaps the greatest thing about Tuis is the sense of community. The locals are extremely welcoming and this sense of community is a large reason that CISA (Christian Immersion Spanish Academy) chose Tuis for its home. CISA is an academy that teaches Spanish, but it cannot be done without the support and hospitality of the locals who open their homes to CISA’s students. The academy thrives here, offering many different experiences for anyone; from individuals to families and groups. Providing courses in biblical studies, cooking, fitness and right on through to medical terminology, all done through immersing students’ in Tuis’ culture. Of course, all of this would not be possible if it were not for the amazing community, welcoming and including the students into their way of life and making Tuis their second home.

With all of this as, why would you want to learn Spanish any other way?