Summer Teen Homestay Program in San Jose, Costa Rica


Costa Rica: San Jose


Experience firsthand Central American culture while being immersed in the Spanish language of San Jose, Costa Rica. This is an opportunity for students who have limited travel experience to spend a summer surrounded by breathtaking beauty while gaining a well-balanced language education. The program offers a dynamic mix of language classes with weekly volunteer work, in which placements are typically at schools for underprivileged children or orphanages.

Language classes take place on the campus of a well respected high school in the community of San Pedro, on the outskirts of the capital city of San Jose. Classes are offered from Monday to Friday, in the afternoon, where students interact with a maximum of 8 students per class. Throughout the program, students will cover various aspects of Spanish language-learning, including: grammar, vocabulary, oral comprehension, and oral fluency.


1. San Jose was founded in 1737, has a pleasant mixture of traditional and modern Spanish architecture, and a population of over half a million

2. Opportunity to volunteer once a week at a local organization and meet new people

3. Warm and welcoming host families who will make you feel as if you are one of the family

4. Varied cultural activities that include dance classes, indigenous arts and crafts, and cooking lessons

5. Teachers are all fully qualified to teach Spanish as a second language and have many years of experience teaching young learners

Program Duration

1-2 Week, 2-4 Week


June 8th - August 9th

Type of Programs

  • Adventure Travel
  • Community Service / Volunteerism
  • Cultural Exploration
  • Language Immersion


  • Spanish

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching

  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

From USD 990 for 1 week

Program Fees Include:

* 3 lessons per day - classes take place in the afternoon
* Study materials
* Fully supervised activities program including daily, evening and weekend activities
* Language level test on first day of classes
* Certificate of attendance
* 24-hour emergency support
* Single or shared rooms in homestay accommodation, 3 meals per day
* Daily student pick up and drop off each day by school staff
* Laundry facilities in homestay
* On weekend excursions students will be accommodated in hotels with chaperones
* Return airport transfer from San Jose International Airport
* Comprehensive Medical & Travel Insurance

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work

in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

48 hours