The perfect complement to Spanish classes with first-hand insight into the Costa Rican culture. Whether young couples without children, couples with children (all ages), and older couples with grown children who are no longer at home, host families are patient and will help you to learn Spanish. All of the host families are carefully screened and have a special interest in welcoming students as a part of the family.
We place only one student in each family, but couples and families may request the same homestay, if they wish. The homestay family provides students with a private room, breakfast & dinner daily, and laundry service. The food served is the same as eaten by the family – typical Costa Rican fare. Special dietary requests are possible with advanced notice.
If you prefer, you may also stay in fully furnished apartments, rooms and villas the entire time or combine the homestay with these other alternatives between campuses. Included services and amenities are: WIFI, parking, cable TV, cleaning, laundry, breakfast, Front Desk attention and daily transportation to CPI. You can be accompanied by a non-student family member.
All CPI accommodations run from Sunday through Sunday and are located within a 10 – 20-minute walk from the schools. Due to the limited number, we recommend you reserve with advance notice.
Fully furnished units designed for one or two people maximum. In Monteverde and Heredia apartments have one room with either a double bed or two twin beds. In Flamingo there are one bedroom and studio units. Some of the one bedroom apartments can accommodate 3 or 4 people, including children.