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Enroll now by following the steps below.

If you have any questions, please contact us at admissions@thespanishinstitute.com.

Registration process

STEP ONE

Complete and submit your admission application.

STEP TWO

Pay your registration fee by credit card or PayPal.

STEP THREE

Send a photo of the main page of your passport, a photo of your health insurance card, a copy of your reference letter.

STEP FOUR

Send the accommodation form if applicable and the deposit to secure the home.

STEP FIVE

Submit the Sojourn/Rayitos forms and registration fee if applicable.

STEP SIX

Spanish evaluation via Zoom with the Academic Director

Apartment Living

Your family will be able to have their own space to study and spend time as a family in a house within walking distance, which our accommodation department will help you rent before your arrival.

LIVING WITH A HOST FAMILY

Have a fully immersive experience living with a Costa Rican family. Singles, couples and families can choose this option. Included is accommodation, meals, WIFI and laundry.

ABOUT THE ACCOMMODATION

CALENDAR

Check out the 2024 Calendar so you can plan accordingly.

WHAT IS THE

ASSISTANCE
WELCOME

It is a service provided by the Institute through which new families or singles are assigned a landing partner prior to their arrival to assist with living arrangements, airport pickup, and other pre-arrival needs. Landing partners are current students who provide helpful advice to make the transition to Costa Rica as smooth as possible. They also organize pick-up at the airport and meet you there. After arrival, new students are oriented to 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 few days. Any money remaining from this deposit will be refunded by the landing partner after arrival.

FAQ

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

Please direct your questions to admissions@thespanishinstitute.com

Who can I contact if I have any questions?

You will need a photo of you and/or your family, proof of health 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 send with my application?

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

What is the rent for an apartment or house?

The Spanish Language Institute has its own private bilingual Christian school called Sojourn Christian School International (SCSI) which is fully accredited by the Ministry of Public Education of Costa Rica. Sojourn includes daycare, preschool, and school for kindergarten through 12th grade. It also offers a summer camp in Spanish from June to August. Both children and parents can learn Spanish and continue their education on the same campus.

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

You will be tested on your Spanish level via a Zoom call before arriving on campus.

Do I need to evaluate my level of Spanish before coming?

Singles and couples are encouraged to live with a host family during their time at the institute. This accommodation option offers students a deeper language immersion experience.

Who can live with a host family?

Online classes are available for anyone who wants to learn Spanish or brush up on their Spanish.

Do you offer online classes for students who cannot attend in person?

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

How do I pay the registration fee?

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

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

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

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

You can make monthly payments for your tuition.

Can we make monthly tuition payments?

The cost is $650 a month for singles and $1,100 a month for a couple. This cost includes accommodation and meals, laundry service, wifi and meals.

What is the cost of living with a host family?

If the Institute organizes an excursion, it will provide you with the details and costs before purchasing. He will also give you recommendations of places to visit in Costa Rica. Groups of students often plan excursions to see a variety of places throughout the country. Excursions are not included in the cost of tuition.

Does the Institute organize excursions for students?

The approximate cost is $200 to $300, depending on the size of the family.

What is the approximate cost of utilities per month?

Write to admissions@thespanishinstutute.com for a list of websites that could help you.

How do I find health insurance that will cover me in Costa Rica?

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1st week: 80% refund

2nd week: 50% refund

3rd week: 0% refund

REFUND POLICY

The Spanish Language Institute strives to keep the costs of our courses and programs at a reasonable level, taking into account the administration entrusted to us.

All pre-registration fees are non-refundable. Tuition Refund Period (Stop and Change Class):

For serious illnesses or extenuating circumstances, exceptions may be made to the tuition refund period. In order for the administration to take such situations into account, a written request must be submitted for evaluation.

PRICES

Check the 2024 Price List for our programs and courses.

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