Go to high school in Costa Rica
Ever wanted to study abroad and get to know the culture and the language? Then our high school exchange program is for you. You can choose from a variety of regions and schools (public and private) where you will make new friends and learn to speak spanish. You will live with a host family that will teach you what you need to know about the country and treat you like you were on of their own. And finally, you will discover breathtaking landscapes and exotic plants and animals on your free time.
You can choose from a variety of program durations and starting dates:
|6 weeks||Any time|
|3 months||February, April, July or September|
|Half a year (5 months)||February, April, or July|
|One year (10 months)||February or July|
All our programs include accommodation in a host family, spanish classes, organization of recreational activities as well as optional tours and volunteering projects
Live with a host familyA great way to learn spanish and get immersed in the Costa Rican culture is to live with a host family. You will form strong bonds with locals, adults and children alike, eat typical meals and get insight on the best spots to visit during your stay.
Spanish classesSpeaking the language is essential to having a successful internship as it will allow you to better understand your colleagues get your points accross, as well as open up doors to work across all of Latin America and Spain. It will also improve your relationships with your host family and any friends you will meet along the way. Our mandatory 4-week courses will kick-start your spanish speaking and writing skills and set you up for success.
We will give you tips about the best restaurants, cafés, movie theaters, etc. so that you can have fun during your free time. We can also set you up with organized recreational activities including
If you want to contribute to a cause that is important to you during your free time, we can help you participate to a volunteering projects in the area, for example
Health careWork in hospitals, clinics and health care centers
Social workWork to improve economic and gender inequalities
Environmental protectionWork in national parks, zoos and turtle preservation sites
Child careHelp children in orphanages and at school kitchens
EducationTeach english in primary schools and high schools
Care of the elderlyAssist in nursing homes for elderly people
Guided toursCosta Rica is one of the most beautiful countries in Latin America. With its access to the Pacific and Atlantic oceans patched with white and black beaches, its dozens of protected national parks as well as its diverse fauna and flora, it is the perfect destination to get away from the big city life and learn to embrace a slower, calmer way of life. We offer dozens of weekend trips and expeditions, from a half day to 3 days, so you can explore Costa Rica on your time off.
What else is included?
Support from our staff on-site
2-day Introduction in San José
Application for visa extension
Transportation to your accommodation
Certificate at the end of your stay
What isn’t included
Airfare to and from Costa Rica
Passport and visa fees
Return trip to San José
Health and travel insurance
Hotel in San Jose if necesary
What others have to say
Forget the well-known online job placements for which you pay for an internship position for half a year up to 7000 €. Dominic
Housed in an apartment, my daughter was in Mary’s family. They took very good care of her, especially at the beginning when she was still unsure.
Thank you Maria! Ute