Host Family Program
All students have the opportunity
to live with a Costa Rican family. All families are carefully
selected by the Institute. In addition to receiving a private
room, breakfast, dinner and laundry service, students experience
the warmth and the friendship of home. Living with a family
provides complete immersion, allows you to practice what
you've learned, and gives you a firsthand look at a different
culture. We highly recommend that you live with a local
family for an optimal language and cultural experience...
but if you prefer not to live with a family we can provide
you with a list of hotels.
Past Participants Say It Best
"The homestay was a learning
experience itself. The family we stayed with were the kindest
most hospitable people. They did all they could to make
-Jan Hinton, Illinois
"I feel that my selection
of a language school was excellent and my stay with a host
family proved to be far better than I had ever imagined.
Thank you for helping to arrange a trip that I will never
-Kimberly Berends, Michigan
"The language program
was fabulous. I have traveled to Spain and Guatemala on
language programs and the one in Costa Rica was by far the
best I have ever been on".
-Melissa Vile, Illinois
"I would rank the language
program as superior. I feel very fortunate to have had the
opportunity to attend".
-Kate Ward, Arizona
"The school was everything
that I had hoped it would be: intimate, professional and
-Tim Fitzgerald, Michigan
"The program changed my life forever. I fell in love with a people, language and a country that will forever be part of who I am today as an educator and person. Thank you to ICLC and Dr. Donna Waldron for the opportunity to study Spanish in the beautiful country of Costa Rica. I was able to return and learn about the educational, medicinal and ecological opportunities in CR. The part that made me most proud was being able to help give back to Costa Rica with the inaugural service project of cleaning up the park in Carrillos. It was just a smart piece of the gratitude I had and continue to have for the Ticos".
Elizabeth Joy Phillips Valle