Costa Rican Culture and Language Institute - ICLC - The Place where you can learn spanish abroad in Costa Rica

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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 us comfortable".
-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 forget".
-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 effective" .
-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

Last Update:  2016-09-29

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