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Apply now by following the steps below.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

enrollment process


Complete and submit your application for admissions


Pay your registration fee by credit card or PayPal

STEP Three

Submit the main page of your passport, health insurance card, reference letter, and photo of you and/or family


Submit Housing form if applicable and deposit to secure housing


Submit Sojourn/Rayitos Forms and registration fee if applicable


Spanish Evaluation via Zoom with Academic Director

Apartment Living

Your family will be able to have your own space to study and have family time in a house within walking distance that our housing department will help you rent prior to your arrival.


Have a full immersion experience by living with a Costa Rican family. Singles, couples and families may choose this option.



Check the 2024 Calendar so that you can plan accordingly.



The Landing Partner Program is a service provided by the Institute through which new families or singles are assigned a landing partner before their arrival to help with housing arrangements, airport pick-up, and other pre-arrival needs. Landing partners are current students who provide useful advise in order to make the transition to Costa Rica as smooth as possible.
They also arrange airport pick-up and meet you at the airport. After the new families or singles arrive, they show them around and help them get oriented in the neighborhood.
This service has no cost. New students send a deposit to the school that the landing partner uses to secure housing, pay for transportation from the airport, and purchase anything the new families may need during the first couple of days. Any remaining money from this deposit will be reimbursed by the landing partner after arrival.


If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

You may make payments monthly for your tuition.

Are we able to make monthly tuition payments?

You can pay the registration fee via credit card or PayPal.

How do I pay the registration fee?

You do not need to apply for a visa when entering Costa Rica, though you will need to leave every 90 days to renew the stamp in your passport. You do have the option to apply for a digital nomad visa which allows you to remain in the country without leaving every 90 days. You can contact the admissions office for information on these two types of visas.

Do I need to apply for a visa to enter Costa Rica?

Online classes are available for anyone who would like to learn Spanish or refresh their Spanish.

Do you offer online classes for students who can't attend in person?

Please direct your questions to

Who can I contact with any questions that I have?

The institute does not plan weekend trips for students but are more than happy to give you recommendations for places to see while in Costa Rica. Groups of students often plan excursions to see a variety of places around the country. Excursions are not included in the tuition cost.

Does the Institute plan excursions for the students?

The cost is $650 a month for singles and $1100 a month for a couple. Included in this cost is room and board, laundry service, wifi, and meals.

What is the cost for living with a host family?

Singles and couples are encouraged to live with a host family during their stay at the institute. This housing option gives students a more in-depth language immersion experience.

Who can live with a host family?

The Spanish Language Institute has its own private Christian Bilingual School called Sojourn Academy. Sojourn Academy is fully accredited by the Ministry of Education in Costa Rica. Sojourn Academy includes nursery, pre-K, and K through 12 schools. Sojourn also offers a Spanish summer camp June through August. Both children and parents can learn Spanish, while advancing their education on the same campus.

Where can my children attend school while I am studying at the Institute?

You will be evaluated on your Spanish via zoom call before you arrive on campus.

Do I need to test my Spanish level before coming?

You will need a photo of yourself and/or family, proof of medical insurance, a letter of recommendation from your pastor, sending agency, or university professor and a copy of the main page of your passport.

What documentation should I submit with my application?

We recommend a full year in our traditional program. However, we are happy to accommodate your scheduling needs and time frame.

Does a student need to attend the entire year of the traditional program?

Approximate cost is $200 - $300 depending on size of family

What is the approximate cost of utilities a month?

• 1/2 bedroom apartment - $650 to $800
• 3/4 bedroom home - $750 - $900
• 4/5 bedroom home - $900 - $1200

What is the rent for an apartment or house?


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1st week: 80% reimbursement

2nd week: 50% reimbursement

3rd week: 0% reimbursement


The Spanish Language Institute strives to maintain the costs of our courses and programs at a reasonable level, keeping in mind the stewardship with which we have been entrusted.

All pre-registration fees are non-refundable. Tuition reimbursement period (stopping and changing class):

For serious illnesses or mitigating circumstances, exception to tuition reimbursement period may be made. So that the administration may take into account such situations, a written request needs to be submitted in order to be evaluated.

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Review the 2024 Price List for our programs and courses.

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