Enjoy a summer Spanish learning vacation in a typical "Tico" town on the outskirts of the capital San Jose.
Heredia (100,000) is a small town located about 7 miles from San Jose and offers a peaceful retreat from the busy capital. Surrounded by hills and
coffee plantations, this Summer Vacation offers you the chance to live with a local family.
San Josť is on your doorstep and many of the activities will offer you the chance to visit the many museums, colorful markets and enjoy the city, however life away from the hectic city. (more)
Your language vacation itinerary
You will book your own flights and arrive independently into San Jose. Students should book their flights to arrive to SJO (San Josť Airport) on Sunday and their departing flights from SJO on Sunday.
You will be met at the airport by your host family and taken to your accommodation. The family waits at the exit with a sign with the studentís name on it and takes them directly to the home. As teens arrive at all different times, many in the evening, they stay with the family that night, and in the morning the host mother brings them to school for their placement test and orientation.
One week will be sepnt in Heredia and one week will be spent in Samara.
Your accommodation is included on the Sunday, our language courses start on Monday and finish Friday, departure day is the following Sunday. This is so students can participate in all weekend activities and not have to rush back for a Sunday flight.
You will be studying and living with like-minded students of a similar age from around the world, under the supervision of our staff, with rules & curfews.
Located in a beautiful, prestigious private campus in the heart of town and close to the cityís coffee plantations, Olympic-size simming pool,gym, football fields, basketball courts and more.
The campus has excellent study facilities, many social areas, student kitchen and gardens.
Course options & details
:: 4 GROUP LESSONS DAILY - 20 lessons per week
We accept all levels
A lessons usually lasts 55 minutes
Course runs Monday through Friday
Classes will take place from 8am to 12pm
Course materials are included
You will take a placement test on the first Monday
Teens live in homestay families in the same neighbourhood, very close to the school (usually within 5 blocks), and walk together to school in the mornings. In the evenings after activities, they are dropped off at home by their transportation.
Includes 3 meals daily
See lodging page for additional details
Supervision, curfews &
Supervision level: HIGH
The school has a full-time chaperone who stays nearby and is available 24/7 for any emergencies. They and the tour guides accompany the teens on all trips and activities. In addition, they have an on-site teen coordinator who is available for consults at the school M-F fulltime.
Teens will NOT be allowed out alone without chaperone or host family member.
Estimated students on the immersion: 10-15
Staff ratio 1 chaperone for every 12 students, plus 1 on-site counselor.
After class activities
Enjoy a schedule of social & cultural activities during the week with other students and weekend excursions. Volunteer work once a week
Travel medical insurance is included in this vacation
Airport transfers (pickup & drop-off)
Pre departure support & emergency assistance
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COSTA RICA - VIDEO
We will give you unbiased help in choosing the right type of summer language vacation to match your needs and requirements.
Small, safe typical "Tico" Town
Nice campus & good outdoor facilities
Fully chaperoned program - very safe!
Chaperone will escort student each day to/from school
Live with a local family
Lots of social & cultural activities, excursions
Volunteer at public schools
"It was a wonderful experience!! My host family was absolutely wonderful and I was able to interact with them so well! The other kids on the trip were really nice and it was fabulous learning about the different culture in Costa Rica!!
The accommodations were perfect!! They were so nice and easy to talk to in spanish! It was really nice having other kids there my age. They were so welcoming and definitely made the whole trip worth it"
Jessica (age 16)
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