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Lodging & Arrival Information - Alajuela, Costa Rica  



Homestays Families participating in the homestay program have been carefully chosen for their friendliness and willingness to help the students practice Spanish and acquaint themselves with the Costa Rican way of life. The host families are from the Costa Rican middle class and most have had foreign students as guests before. We will make every reasonable effort to match you and your interests with an appropriate family.

Homes are within easy commuting distance from the school. Students will be placed one student per family. The homestay will provide the student with experience in handling real language situations and will help the student acquire insights into local culture and customs, all of which add meaning to the language learning process.

The homestay includes a private room, and laundry service plus a good breakfast and a main meal. Normally, homestays begin on the weekend prior to starting classes. Student lodging with the family begins the day the student arrives in Costa Rica. Other benefits such as weekly laundry service are included.
Other Accommodations For students wishing alternate lodging arrangements, the school can make reservations at one of several nearby hotels or aparthotels. Please specify class level and amenities desired if this type of lodging is of interest to you.

Non-students (children, spouse) who are accompanying a student can receive lodging and meals with a family during non-peak months. Also, we can attempt to make arrangements to provide options for day care for children while parents are studying.


Arrival Information

Students will be met at the San Jose Airport and transferred to their lodging at no additional cost provided flight information is conveyed at least 30 days in advance. Lodging information is sent prior to departure. Information of where to go and how to get there will be sent to students prior to departure.


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