The Institute will arrange airport pick-up and housing with a Costa Rican family, for those who request it.
Your Costa Rican family will be at the airport (if required) to meet you at the time you indicate on your application form. You will need to pay them anywhere between $40 - $60 (the equivalent of taxi fare from the airport), at the time of pick-up.
You should plan to arrive no later than the evening before classes begin.
Placements interviews and Orientation to the Institute and living in San José will be given at 8:30 a.m. the morning classes begin.
We have been overwhelmed by the amazing faculty, staff and administration at The Spanish Language Institute! The teachers were able to accommodate our personal learning styles as well as to ease us into the full immersion of living in Costa Rica. The staff and administration were always warm and kind and they always had encouraging words for us. They genuinely cared about our family and always wanted to make sure that we were doing well in all areas of our life here. We entered the institute with no Spanish and we are leaving with a solid foundation of understanding, speaking, and writing the language. We also gained the invaluable cultural experience of living in such a beautiful country!