Study Abroad in Heredia

Study Abroad in Heredia, Costa Rica

About Heredia, Costa Rica

If you want to enjoy easy-going vibe of a small town without giving up access to the big city life, our partner school in Heredia is the perfect study abroad destination for you.

Tucked between towering volcanoes, Heredia is a popular destination for students who are interested in escaping the hustle and bustle of the city and, instead, getting to konw Costa Rica's culture by living in a typical "tico" town.

On the other hand, the larger towns of Alajuela and San José - Costa Rica's capital - are just a quick ride away. In other words, you still have the opportunity to visit museums, see a play, head to the movies or eat out at any of the cities' countless restaurants.

The Spanish Language School

Our partner Spanish school is located in San Joaquín de Flores, a small town 3 miles from the Juan Santamaría International Airport and the city of Heredia. Not influenced in the least by tourism, it's a quiet setting perfect for experiencing Costa Rica's typical culture.

Facilities at the academic center include 26 classrooms, cafeteria, administrative offices, conference room, library, common areas for relaxing and socializing, hammocks, tropical gardens, 3 movie/ AV rooms, dance classroom and a kitchen, where students can take advantage of free snacks and cooking classes.

Minimum age to study abroad in Heredia: 14 years old for adult programs & 6 years old for children's programs.

Spanish Language Courses in Heredia, Costa Rica

Intensive Group Course

  • Program: 20 General Spanish lessons week
  • 1 lesson = 55 minutes
  • Duration: Minimum of 1 week
  • Starting dates: any Monday, all year round
  • Levels: from beginner to advanced
  • Students per class: maximum 4

Super Intensive Group Course

  • Program: 27.5 lessons per week
  • 1 lesson = 55 minutes
  • Duration: Minimum of 1 week
  • Starting dates: any Monday, all year round
  • Levels: from beginner to advanced
  • Students per class: maximum 4

Private Spanish Lessons

  • Program: 20 lessons per week
  • 1 lesson = 55 minutes
  • Duration: Minimum of 1 week
  • Starting dates: any Monday, all year round
  • Possibility of introducing special topic
  • Levels: from beginner to advanced

Volunteer Program

  • Put your improved Spanish skills to use by making an impact in the Costa Rican local community!
  • Duration: required 4-week intensive Spanish course, followed a volunteer service project for a minimum of 4 weeks
  • Levels: from beginner to advanced

Accommodations

Families

Staying with a host family in Heredia and participating in their day-to-day life is the best way to learn the language and discover Costa Rica's culture. You will stay in a single room with a half board meal plan.

Private Studio Apartment

A second option is to stay in a private studio apartment, where you will enjoy a greater level of independence. Meals are not included, but studio apartments have their own kitchen where you can prepare your meals.

Dormitory

Another option for students is to stay in a dormitory in Heredia. You will stay in a single room or a double room with another student. Meals are not included, but there will be a common kitchen.

Cultural Activities

Our Spanish school in Heredia, Costa Rica organizes excursions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and weekends. In addition, each we there are 2-3 cultural activities held in the library, and once each month we will invite you to celebrate "cultural week," complete with special events.

Some activities are free, but the average price for an afternoon excusion is $30, while weekend excusions can cost between $145 and $185.

The most common activities include: Latin dance classes, trips to local beaches, horseback-riding, sunset cruises, literature or handicraft workshops, kayaking/ snorkeling, visits to nearby volcanoes, visits to national parks, jungle boat trips, waterfall rappelling, white water rafting, and more!

Highlights

  • Enjoy a dedicated, highly experienced teaching staff
  • Opportunity to make an impact in the community through the Volunteer Program!

Prices & Dates

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