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At A Glance - Alajuela, Costa Rica  


 

General

   •  No maximum age. Minimum age is 17 (often waived if accompanied by an adult).
   •  Location: Suburbs
   •  Size: varies considerably by season. The 'average' is 26-80 foreign students.
   •  Medical: school refers students if needed (medical costs additional). See below for information regarding insurance.
   •  Arrival airport transfers are included if flights advised 30 days prior arrival.
   •  Vacations: no class make-up on National, Regional, or local holidays.

 

Classes

   •  Foreign language classes are taught entirely in the foreign language (immersion method).
   •  All levels are welcome (beginner to advanced) unless otherwise specified above.
   •  Levels: placement tests are used. If there is no full group at your level, smaller group or tutor may be given with fewer hours per week.
   •  Tutor means one-on-one class (private teacher). Shared tutor means two-on-one.
   •  Students/class is maximum people per class ... which may be exceeded by 1-2 persons due to level placement.
   •  School is popular with business and medical professionals seeking accelerated and special vocabulary classes.
   •  Class-hour is 50 minutes (Most universities use a 50 minute hour).

 

Lodging & Meals

   •  Accommodation address given upon arrival.
   •  In homestays, meal times and content will vary.
   •  Lodging ends day after last day of class. Begins Sunday prior to start of class.
   •  Meals: See 'cost includes' above for which meals included. (2 meals means breakfast and "main" meal).
   •  If a special diet is preferred (vegetarian, allergies, etc.), please advise NRCSA upon registering for the program.
 

Cultural Program & Activities (Entrance fees/bus fares may be additional)

   •  Excursions optional at additional cost, subject to minimum sign-up.
   •  Many varied activities: some included, some optional.

 

Children

   •  Lodging/daycare available at additional cost.

 

Insurance - - for study dates prepaid through NRCSA.

   •  24 Hour Emergency Multilingual Hotline (call collect from anywhere in the world)
   •  $25,000 Emergency Medical Evacuation
   •  $10,000 Accident or Sickness ($100 deductible per claim)
   •  $5,000 Emergency Reunion
   •  See policy for definitions and exclusions
   •  Increased insurance coverages available on request and at additional cost. Please inquire with NRCSA at least 3 weeks prior to departure.

 
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National Registration Center for Study Abroad
P.O. Box 1393    Milwaukee, WI   53201   USA
Tel: (414) 278-0631    Fax: (414) 271-8884    E-Mail: study@nrcsa.com
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