Welcome College Students!

The Institute offers its services to Christian colleges and universities that are looking for a program that is strong in both academics and hands-on ministry. At the Spanish Language Institute, college students receive outstanding instruction from native speakers who are experienced in helping individuals achieve the language proficiency they need to be effective in ministry both inside and outside of the mission field. At the same time, students have the opportunity to live in a Costa Rican home and do volunteer service through a variety of local organizations.

The college program is not all work and study, however. There is ample opportunity for students to enjoy social and recreational activities, get out of the city, and experience the natural beauty and cultural diversity of Costa Rica, a Central American country known for its public policy and private efforts to promote environmental awareness and responsibility.

To set up a program for your university, please use our Contact Us form to contact the Academic Director (choose “Academic Director” in the To:field), who will endeavor to put together a program designed to meet your students’ particular needs.

Many students have received college credit for studies completed at the Spanish Language Institute. You will need to give your university a copy of your transcript and a description of the courses that you took. Both of these can be obtained from the Institute’s Academic Director’s Assistant. To request your transcript, simply choose “Transcripts” in the To: field of our Contact Us form. (Transcripts cost $10.)

If at all possible, check with your university’s Spanish department chairperson before coming to the Institute. If they have any questions about the program, invite them to contact the Institute’s Academic Director, who will be happy to respond, through our Contact Us form.