Learning SpanishIn Heredia
The school is passionate about creating the perfect environment to learn Spanish. With the combination of an interactive classroom and an immersive cultural experience, any student can share their culture, ideas, and passions through foreign language.
The school is located in the beautiful small-town Heredia, close to Costa Rica’s capital San Jose.
MINIMUM 1 WEEK
Located only 10 kilometers from Costa Rica’s capital, Heredia is a perfect location to explore San Jose. Sprawling and chaotic at first sight, San José is a vibrant capital with plenty to see and do. Once upon a time San José was a small, elegant city catering to the needs of the surrounding agricultural enterprises. However, when capitalism really kicked in, the city, and its population, skyrocketed, and continued to do so throughout the latter half of the 20th century. Sky scrapers sprung up, development powered on unchecked and many of the city’s original buildings were lost in the scrum. However, there are still pockets of colonial gems and Victorian mansions around San José and some very fine museums and green spaces, as well as a lively cultural life.
things to consider
What is included?
- Administration fee
- Orientation meeting
- Local support volunteer coordinator
- 7 night accommodation in a homestay
- Breakfast & dinner
- Arrival transfer from the airport
- 20 hour classes per week (standard course)
- Class material
- 3 afternoon activities (yoga, dance, cooking etc)
What is NOT included?
- Personal expenses
- Medical insurance (mandatory to confirm the reservation).
What to consider…
- Arrival airport: SJO
- Classes begin every Mondays. Students should arrive in Heredia at the latest on Sunday
- Available all year round
- 4 hours per day, Monday to Friday with the exception of public holidays.
- Programs from 1 to 15 weeks
- Small Classes (max 2 to 6 people)
- Intensive course or private classes upon request
- You will take an entry test to determine your level
- There are hospitals and ATM machines in the city
- We recommend a weekly budget of U$ 100 for meals and tours
A NORMAL DAY
On Monday you will head to the school, which is walking distance from your homestay. You will be received there; you will meet your teachers and companions and you will start this fun learning process. Your classes are scheduled 4 hours a day from Monday to Friday. During the week you will also some have extra-curricular activities, these could be Yoga, Latin dance classes or Cooking classes and will be organized according to the school’s schedule.
Local homestay accommodation includes breakfast, dinner, laundry service (typically once/week) and Wi-Fi internet access. All students are guaranteed a private bedroom, a key to their bedroom, a key to the front door of the house, and a quiet place to study. All the families are within 20 minutes walking distance of the school. Private bathrooms are provided upon request but are at limited supply and are given to students on a first come first serve basis. There is no extra fee in the event a student is placed with a family that can offer a private bathroom.
Fresh fruits and vegetables aplenty! Costa Rican cuisine is nutritionally well rounded, always cooked from scratch, and loaded with the many exotic fruits and vegetables readily available locally. Traditional meals have a home-cooked, comforting feel to them, and with our homestay program you will be given two meals a day, breakfast and dinner.
WHAT TO DO IN
YOUR FREE TIME
Some of your options are:
- Beach & rainforest
- Volcano & Hot Springs
- Cave Spelunking
- White Water Rafting
- And more…
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