- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
Set at an altitude of 4,700 feet in the midst of one of the world's most spectacular wildlife refuges, our academic center is located in Costa Rica's central highlands.
The region is not only renowned for its commitment to sustainable community development, but also for its fascinating flora and fauna- tens of thousands of species! You're apt to come across 30 types of hummingbirds, 420 variets of orchids and 5 types of cats.
The intimate community is comprised of 10 small towns and about 8,000 friendly and welcoming residents. Get ready to revel in the tranquility, environmental awareness and eco-tourism activities. With all this and more, Monteverde is a study abroad paradise for any nature-loving Spanish student!
Our Monteverde partner school is situated in Cerro Plano, a town where most of the area's businesses and accommodations are located.
Facilities include 21 classrooms, video room with big screen TV, small library, computer room, garden, kitchen, showers, dining area, small exercise gym, jacuzzi and a common room with billiards and table hockey.
Minimum age to study abroad in Monteverde: 14 years old for adult programs & 6 years old for children's programs.
Intensive Group Course
Super Intensive Group Course
Private Spanish Lessons
Staying with a host family in Monteverde 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.
Or, you can opt to stay in a dormitory in Monteverde. 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.
Our Spanish school in Monteverde, 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.
When you study abroad in Monteverde, the activities offered may 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!
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