The Standard Language programs cover Spanish for everyday use. They emphasize oral proficiency and provide a solid foundation of the language.

Schedule: Classes Monday through Friday, 8:00 – 12:00

1 week $495 

2 weeks $990

3 weeks $1395

4 weeks $1800 

prices include homestay

spanish classes

1 week $625 

2 weeks $1250

3 weeks $1795

4 weeks $2300

prices include homestay

Spanish & excursions

1 week $710

2 weeks $1410

3 weeks $2030

4 weeks $2645

prices include homestay

private 4 hours/day

2 weeks $1735

3 weeks $2155

4 weeks $2520

prices include homestay

teens program

*All prices include one-way airport pick up to homestay
 *All prices include one to three cultural activities in the afternoons, such as:
• City Tour
• Museum visits (Nacional Museum, Gold Museum, Jade Museum, Children’s Museum etc.)
• Dance or Cooking Lessons
• Visit of Cendival Market
• San José City divain Ride
• National Theadive music performance
• Happy Hour to connect with staff and other students, etc.
Included in cost:
Four 50 minute group lessons or six 50 minute lessons daily , textbooks and handouts. Room and partial board—breakfast and dinner—and laundry service in the home of a carefully selected local family are included and will be arranged unless otherwise specified. If the student chooses not to participate in the homestay, he/she should deduct $190 per week. The Excursions program includes several visits to many of the sites that make Costa Rica unique (see our Excursions section for details and itinerary). , Internet access in our WiFi connection available.
Starting dates for 2018:
At Forester we are very flexible with our starting dates, you can start on any Monday of the year. Classes are set up on a weekly basis, Monday through Friday. Students starting later than Monday will be missing classes that cannot be made up.


Depending on the type of program, the total number of participants, etc., students are scheduled to attend classes in the morning or afternoon. Morning classes start at 8:00 a.m. Afternoon classes start at 1:15 p.m. Students are required to attend classes at the times indicated by the Institute.
The Institute observes a number of holidays during the year and will be closed on those days. No refunds are made for days missed due to this reason. Excursions are not affected and always take place. Holidays are: January 1, Holy Thursday and Good Friday, April 11, May 1, July 25, August 15, September 15, October 12 and December 25.