In Costa Rica we work with
COSI — Costa Rica Spanish Institute. Classes are offered in both
San Jose (the city) and on the Manuel Antonio National Park (beach &
Costa Rica is a peaceful country
in Central America. The
country has no army, and its literacy rate is 95 percent, among the
highest in the world. Much of the land is devoted to national parks
or reserves. The country has an incredible variety of climates, vegetation,
wildlife and topography. The climate in the capital San Jose is extremely
pleasing (72 - 90 F/22-32 C) and the city hosts many museums, theaters,
restaurants, discotheques and bars.
The city location is in a
safe, quiet suburb, just a 10 minute bus ride from downtown. The beach
location is at one of the best beaches on Costa Rica’s Pacific
coast. The park is a combination of rain forest and white sand beaches.
You can see howler, squirrel, and white-faced monkeys, two-toed sloths,
coatimundis, iguanas and over 350 species of birds and other animals.
Small group classes, private
tutoring, or a combination of group and private classes are available
in San Jose as well as in Manuel Antonio. The staff is highly trained
to provide classes that are relaxing, fun filled and effective. All
teachers have excellent credentials in the field of language teaching
and linguistics. COSI has developed is own grammar books, workbooks
and additional materials, that are included in the price of tuition.
Students range from complete beginners to those with “near native”
competence. It is also possible to do volunteer work in national parks,
public schools, Habitat for Humanity and with other organizations.
Classes start every Monday
all year-round, though students may start later in the week if they
are unable to start on a Monday. It is highly recommended that you
live with a family to further enhance your language study. The host
families are middle class and most live within walking distance from
the school. The families are carefully chosen and they are very interested
in sharing their culture with others. Some families can accommodate
students who are traveling with children. The home stays can start
College credit may be granted for study at COSI
Service Learning opportunities include volunteering at public schools, environmental protection projects, orphanages, nursing homes and neighborhood recycling projects.
Registration Fee - (per person - non-refundable) $100
A. Group 4 hrs/day
Per Week (25 hours) - with home stay
Per Week (25 hours) - without home stay
B. Private Tutoring 4 hrs/day or
C. Group 4 hrs plus 2 hrs private tutor/day
Per Week - with home stay
Per Week - without home stay
Additional private tutoring hour: $28
Additional day in home stay: $28
Discounts offered for additional weeks.
Prices include: tuition, cultural program, airport pick up (in San Jose), book and materials; in the home stay - private room, breakfast, dinner, and laundry service.
Apartments in San Jose - fully furnished, located 1 block from the school, internet access, cable TV, telephone, 3 bedrooms (1 double bed each), one bathroom
Whole apartment - $80 night; $480 week; $1520 month
Shared apartment - $40 night; $240 week; $740 month (30% more if it is double)
Hotel Accomodations at the Beach
There are various options at a range of prices. Suggestions and prices upon request. We will help you find a place to suit your needs.
In June, July and August, an immersion
program specifically designed for high school students is offered.
The program includes week activities such as movies, roller-skating,
cooking, dancing, and art classes. Weekend trips include going to
the beach, active volcanoes, or canals in the jungle. Teenagers can
attend independently or in groups. All travel is supervised. Classes are held in Heredia at a 15 acre private high school.
$790 -- 1st Week
Discounts for additional weeks
Programs for teenagers in Costa Rica Price includes:
Tuition, home stay (breakfast and dinner), airport pick up and drop off, exit visa, activities, tours, hotel accommodations during overnight weekend tours.
Students can participate for one week or more. In order to enroll students should pay a non- refundable $200 deposit.
Pollack at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration and payment arrangements. For additional information
and pictures, you can visit COSI web site at www.cosi.co.cr