The institute will lodge the participant in a carefully selected Costa Rican home. He or she will be provided with a private room, beakfast and dinner, and laundry service. This arrangement will permit the student to continue practicing Spanish outside of the classroom while sharing the “Ticos” every day life.
Participating families are chosen for their friendliness and helpfulness to the student. Most live within a 20 minute bus ride from the Institute, while a few are within walking distance.
Homestays can be arranged to accommodate individual students, couples and families with children.
Students 18 years old and over are provided with front door keys. Students under 18 do not get keys and and have to comply with a curfew unless accompanied by a host family member.
Those students not wishing to participate in the homestay can access the Hotels and Apartments section in this web site for other options.