Living with a local host family is a unique experience that will provide you the opportunity to not only learn the language but also explore the culture of Costa Rica.
Our homestays in Turrialba have been carefully selected and most host families have been working with us for 13 years now! The local families love to share their culture with you. Staying in a costarrican home will allow you to share in the experience of their family traditions, meals, holidays and festivals.
The rooms in the homestays are private and have shared bathrooms. The package with our home stays in Costa Rica always include pick up at the local bus station, an orientation in town, laundry servce and breakfast. Lunch and dinner can be added if you wish. Food is typical Costa Rican so you will eat rice and beans, chicken, plantains and lots of fruit. We can only expect the local family to adapt their cooking a little bit to your specific dietary needs so if you eat for example gluten free, you will need to bring some products to supply the food that will be offered.
If you don’t use our pick-up service from the airport of San José to your family stay in Costa Rica, you need to call the school to let us know at what time you will arrive in Turrialba so your host family can welcome you at the bus station.
Especially for students that want to travel, learn Spanish ánd visit 4 of our amazing locations!