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Summer Programs in Costa Rica






-Low cost academic programs worldwide
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Center for Study Abroad (CSA)

325 Washington Ave. S. #93
Kent, WA 98032 USA
Tel# 206-5838191 USA







Academic Programs International (API) allows you to earn COLLEGE CREDIT on comprehensive STUDY ABROAD programs in COSTA RICA, FRANCE, HUNGARY, IRELAND, ITALY, MEXICO, POLAND, SPAIN AND THE UNITED KINGDOM.

Choose from courses in Liberal and Studio Arts and Humanities, Business, Language, History, Science, and more!  Study terms include semester, quarter, summer, year, intensive two-week, and month-long programs. Program fees include tuition, housing, insurance, excursions, cultural events, and more! Please contact API office for details.

For more information, contact us at 1-800-844-4124
Email: api@academicintl.com
Please use this application form http://www.academicintl.com/apply_wsa.html
Please mention WeStudyAbroad.Com as your referral Agency on your application form or email or tel.call to API


Andeo International Homestays (Wolrdwide destinations including CR, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, and Japan)

ANDEO International Homestays works closely with each applicant to customize a Gap program that fits their individual goals and interests.  The two core components of all Andeo programs are small-group language courses and a homestay with a local family.  From there, participants choose their own path!  It may lead them to an organic farm in Japan , a theater stage in Germany , a community service project in Peru , or a photography studio in Italy , to list just a few.  Andeo Gap p rograms can last from four weeks to a full year and can begin at anytime.  Academic credit is available for all programs. 



Andrea Bailey

Program Coordinator

ANDEO International Homestays



Costa Rica Spanish Institute (COSI)

Spanish immersion program at Manuel Antonio national park (beach & rain forest) and in San Josť (city).

Airport pick up, homestay, internet access, cultural activities, tours, volunteer oportunities.

Familiar atmosphere. Professional staff which is trained in OPI-ACTFL and some of them have the tester certification.

Contact: Marvin Lopez, Director Contact_Organization: COSI P O Box 1366 San Pedro San Jose 2050 Costa Rica TEL: +(506) 234-1001 FAX: +(506) 253-2117 Email: office@cosi.co.cr


El Paraiso School (Manuel Antonio)

and/or our printable PDF brochures at:

Mirka Janousek,
General Director
tel: +506-2777-4681
fax: +506-2777-1048
Manuel Antonio
Costa Rica



 Global Leadership Adventures.

Academic credits provided by WeStudyAbroad.com.



Global Leadership Adventures offers short-term summer service-learning programs for high school students.  Programs are available in Africa, Asia and Latin America.  Students volunteer with grassroots community service organizations and work in the areas of education and community development.  Additionally, students learn about local culture and issues facing the country through excursions, guest speakers and seminars.   More information can found at www.experienceGLA.com

Costa Rica is a country famous for its pristine beauty and environmental conservation. With GLA, you’ll be in the center of this Central American nation’s splendor. Rich in natural parks, rivers, beaches, rainforests, and wildlife, Costa Rica beckons adventure-seekers to volunteer in its local communities.

Costa Rica: Tropical Ecology & Service

1 week programs offered during spring break, summer and throughout the year.

Spend a week volunteering in a nature reserve or school in the Monteverde cloud forest region. Learn about ecology, biodiversity and alternative energy in Costa Rica. You’ll also go for nature hikes, visit a volcano, and zip line through the cloud forest.

Costa Rica: Spanish & Service Adventure

3 week program offered once a year in July

Our flagship program in Central America allows students to do meaningful community service at dynamic social service organizations and also dive deep into understanding the social and cultural issues of Costa Rica while improving their Spanish. Students meet social and political leaders and make a difference volunteering.



Where we go
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Fortaleza, Brazil
  • Santa Ana, Costa Rica
  • Monteverde, Costa Rica
  • Tema, Ghana
  • Pune, India
  • Dharamsala, India
  • Tecpan, Guatemala
  • Moshi, Tanzania
  • Simanjiro, Tanzania
  • Hoi An, Vientma

CONTACT: Global Leadership Adventures. Telephone In USA: 1 (888) 358-4321 Outside USA: +1 (619) 677-3211  E MAIL: http://experiencegla.com/

seminars.   More information can found at www.experienceGLA.com


Instituto Guanacasteco de Idiomas (Nicoya)

Learn SPANISH in Costa Rica. Located in the colonial town of Nicoya, near national parks, beaches, turtle nesting sites and wildlife reserves. We guarantee never more than two students per teacher, and we offer FREE VOLCANO AND RAINFOREST TOURS. We have free latin dance class twice weekly, nature walks, and history and ecological workshops. Please ask for our Student Referral List.

Contact: Gary Rose, Asst. Director Student Services c/Instituto Guanacasteco de Idiomas
Apdo. 5200-85 Nicoya Guanacaste Costa Rica
TEL: 011-506-686-6948 FAX: 011-506-686-6948
Contact_E-mail: info@spanishcostarica.com
Contact WEB www.spanishcostarica.com

Centro de Idiomas Intercultura (Heredia)

Intercultura language and cultural center offers a complete Spanish immersion program in which students stay with local homestays and participate in small intensive group classes. Our program also includes cultural activities such as Latin dance class, cooking class, cultural lecture series, theatre, movie night and more. We offer classes in the colonial town of Heredia or at the beach in Samara. Our teachers are University graduates and certified professors. Students may participate in our volunteer program, weekend excursions and receive University credit.

Contact: Barbara Miller Director of Marketing and Student Services c/ Intercultura Spanish Language and Cultural Center Apdo. 1952-3000 Heredia Costa Rica
TEL: 1-800-205-0642 FAX: 506-260-9243
Contact_Email: barbara@interculturacostarica.com
Contact WEB http://www.interculturacostarica.com

School of the World (Playa Jaco)

The School of the World is a traveler's education school located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, in the town of Playa Jaco. The programs offered at the school are some of the most original and innovative options available for travelers today, offering more learning vacation options than any other language school or surf camp in Costa Rica. Our current program offerings include Spanish, Surfing, Art, and Digital Photography (and combinations of these can be taken as well). College credit is offered for Spanish. Lodging is included (double occupancy, private room available for an additional cost), and all of our guest rooms at the school are air conditioned with private bathrooms and kitchenettes. Several field trips are also included in the programs. The atmosphere outside the classroom is casual where students and staff interact, make dinners, and establish long lasting friendships.
Contact: Jimena Rivero (Program Coordinator) c/o School of the World
Address: Calle Pops 350m este, 50m. norte. Apt. 239-4023 Playa Jaco, Costa Rica
TEL: (+506) 643-2462
FAX: (+506) 643-2578
Contact_Email: info@schooloftheworld.org
Contact www.schooloftheworld.org

Language Travel School (multiple locations worldwide)

Our schools are all fully accredited language schools which offer the highest standards of teaching, and excellent facilities.   We specialize in organizing language immersion programs for students of all levels at carefully selected language institutions across the world. We offer courses in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Greek, Russian and Arabic.  Our programs also offer full cultural programs to compliment our student's language learning.  Many of our programs qualify for the transfer of academic credit, and we also offer volunteer opportunities in various locations. 

All members of our advisory team, including myself, are language graduates who have a great deal of personal experience in studying abroad. Our work is based on a genuine enthusiasm for wonderful experiences of living and learning languages in the country where they are spoken! We are always only too happy to help students decide which course and which location, (we visit all of our schools personally), will best suit the needs of the individual, as well give them real advice on what to expect when they study abroad.

We offer Spanish immersion courses in Antigua , Guatemala .  We also offer Spanish immersion courses in the following locations:
Argentina : Buenos Aires

Mexico: Cuernavaca , Playa del Carmen

Costa Rica: Monteverde, Flamingo Beach , San Joaquin de Flores

Chile: Santiago de Chile

Ecuador: Quito , Cuenca ,

Peru: Cusco

Spain: Alicante, Barcelona, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Granada, Lanzarote, Madrid, Malaga, Puerto de la Cruz, Salamanca, San Sebastian, Seville, Valencia, Vejer de la Frontera

Bolivia: Sucre ,

Dominican Republic: Sosua, Santo Domingo

Contact:  http://www.thelanguagetravelcompany.com/buenos-aires.php

Spanish for Success

We are a network of language schools and tours currently located in Costa Rica. We provide fun and safe programs for all sorts of individuals. Young or old we can help find ways for you to enjoy your time and experience, and be memorized by the beauty and culture of the country. Whether you're looking for vacation/Spanish, total immersion Spanish, college credits, Spanish for your profession, adventure, and or personal enjoyment, see what Spanish for Success has to offer. Spanish for Success is the buffer to the anxiety of dealing with International questions. One of the big struggles is; communication, with us, you can guarantee your questions can be clear and concise answers. We help set up the programs and give you plenty of information so that we maybe able to help you in your decision making. Our coordinators are former students of the language programs, and they too have gone the route of students. One of our head coordinators has spent lengthy time (two years) in Central America in order to fully understand the cultures of the Latin community. Experience and understanding of the country and the language programs was and is the philosophy of Spanish for Success 

Contact information

Spanish for Success
706 N. Dillon Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Telephone Numbers
(866) 310-7600 (Toll Free USA & Canada)
(323) 666-2371 (Office Number)
(323) 665-3050 (Fax Number)
Website Information
Website: www.spanishforsuccess.com
Email: russo@spanishforsuccess.com

Study Programs International, Inc. (Mexico,Spain, Costa Rica)
11149 Research Blvd. Suite 100
Austin, TX 78759 USA
SPI: Study Programs International offers high quality language immersion & cultural programs. We believe traveling abroad develops independence and maturity by expanding student’s knowledge of the world and increasing their understanding of other cultures.

All SPI programs are designed to create confidence in students that build leadership qualities to help them succeed in college and in their lives beyond.

Our programs are guided by experienced directors with intimate group sizes that make traveling abroad fun and educational. SPI is composed of a board of educators, parents, and students that help select high quality schools, excursions and homestay families based on direct experience.
web: www.spiabroad.com
1.866.502.7505 toll free
1.512.502.7505 office
1.512.417.9914 cell
1.512.532.0803 fax
For College Credit contact Professor Steve Tash @ travelstudy@yahoo.com or visit http://westudyabroad.com


Via Language School (Worldwide)

We are located in these Latin America countries   (Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru).


ViaSpanish Language School
e: info@viaspanish.com
Description:   Spanish immersion courses combined with workshops, cultural activities and accommodation with locals throughout Mexico.