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International House Costa Rica has Folded

 
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spanglish



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:13 pm    Post subject: International House Costa Rica has Folded Reply with quote

Apparently International House Costa Rica (Instituto Britanico) has closed due to financial reasons. http://www.institutobritanico.co.cr/

Can anybody here add any details to this announcement? Why would the (supposedly) most prestigious and reputable language institute in Costa Rica have shut down? Does this say something bad about the country of Costa Rica, International House or the business of ESL in Latin America in general? Or was this due to specific reasons at this particular school (i.e. the owners had gotten tired or behind the ball)?
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Dragonlady



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't comment, however curiosity led me to this post on a website from February 2007

... I'm not blacklisting International House London... I'm blacklisting the International House franchise project which lets any old Tom Dick Harry or Carlos, Pierre or Norbert start up and use, or rather abuse, the International House name.
Shame on you International House. If you want to expand, do it honourably and manage the overseas scam "International House" schools to the same standard you would expect in London...


Perhaps the answer lies with the word 'franchise'? I don't know.

DL
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spanglish



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one has been around for 30 years. I heard good things about them from an ex-colleague of mine at IH Bogota. She said they MUCH better than IH Bogota in terms of organization and how they treated teachers.

Hopefully it's not the beginning of a trend!
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Gringo Greg



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder how soon a bivy of people will be claiming to have gotten training at International House CR on their resumes?
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