Frequently Asked Questions
Heredia, Costa Rica Questions
During the day, absolutely. Students are encouraged to spend the afternoon exploring the many nooks and crannies that Heredia has to offer. From local coffee shops and boutique clothing stores to historic churches and the local soccer stadium, the city boasts many safe and fun activities.
At night, there are countless bars and restaurants to visit. Just like any other city though, it become a little more dangerous after dark and we encourage students to go out with a buddy.
Homestay Accommodation Questions
Each family must first apply for the program. The application consists of a written portion that confirms their citizenship, legal status, and local address. Additionally, the written exam tests for basic English language understanding (greetings, names, basic verbs, etc.). We also conduct an evaluation of their home and confirm they have working hot/cold water, laundry services, functioning electricity and internet, and a warm environment for students.
Once allowed in the program, we provide families with written guidelines so everything runs smoothly with our students. Once a student departs, we receive written and verbal feedback from students on the quality of their experience. Bi-yearly, we conduct a re-evaluation to confirm home upkeep and satisfactory facilities.
Spanish Program Questions
Depending on the time of year, the average student age at the school can fluctuate significantly. During June, July, and August, average ages tend to be younger, but usually ranges between 22-30 years old. During the rest of the year (September – May), the average age tends to be a bit older, usually between 35-50.
You can get a really good idea of what we offer outside of Spanish class on our activities and tours page.
On average though, especially during June and July, Spanish levels lean more basic and students tend to start with a basic foundation in the language and a lack of good conversational skills.
Still have some questions?
Don’t hesitate to contact us and talk directly to a Program Advisor about visiting us in Heredia, Costa Rica!