Long term Costa Rica programmes at Don Quijote, San José - Santo Domingo

From 265.- GBP
324.- USD
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Key points

  • Central location between San José and Heredia, in a magnificent country
  • Numerous extracurricular activities, both social and cultural
  • Very good value for money
  • Test center for DELE and SIELE exams

The school

Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Exams
DELE
School size
S
Accommodation
Host family, Apartment
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
27 years
Nationality mix
Germany, United States, Switzerland, etc..

Our partner school is located in a modern and well-equipped building, close to the city centre of Santo Domingo and just near the bus stop that links you to San Jose or Heredia in less than 10 minutes. The classrooms are spacious and bright. A very pleasant garden is available to you, so you can make the most of the sunshine during breaks and get to know the other international students at the school. Classes in small groups (max. 8 students) allow you to study Spanish in an intensive manner, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with experienced, motivated teachers available to help you. Teaching is as personalised as possible, and will take into account your interests and goals. It is up to you to choose which package suits you the best from the range of courses on offer.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Use of study centre
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • Diploma or certificate

Lowest prices guaranteed

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Standard course

Beginner to proficiency (C2), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 265.- GBP
(324.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to proficiency (C2)
Students/class
Max 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
San Pablo Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18+)
12
2913 USD
5301 USD
5733 USD
16
3869 USD
7053 USD
7629 USD
24
5781 USD
10557 USD
11421 USD
36
8649 USD
15813 USD
17109 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.82   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 150 USD

Options

Extra night (apartment) 40 USD
Extra night (host family) 32 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 15 USD
Airport transfer from San José (pick-up) 45 USD
Airport transfer from/to San José (pick-up and drop-off) 90 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 01.05 / 05.08 / 15.09 / 12.10 / 25.12.2020
Holidays
09.04.2020 - 10.04.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

Intensive course

Beginner to proficiency (C2), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 352.- GBP
(430.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 55 minutes
+ Conversation (group): 5 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to proficiency (C2)
Students/class
General (group): Max 8
Conversation (group): Max 16
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-13:00
Conversation (group): To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
San Pablo Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18+)
12
3945 USD
6333 USD
6765 USD
16
5245 USD
8429 USD
9005 USD
24
7845 USD
12621 USD
13485 USD
36
11745 USD
18909 USD
20205 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.82   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 150 USD

Options

Extra night (apartment) 40 USD
Extra night (host family) 32 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 15 USD
Airport transfer from San José (pick-up) 45 USD
Airport transfer from/to San José (pick-up and drop-off) 90 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 01.05 / 05.08 / 15.09 / 12.10 / 25.12.2020
Holidays
09.04.2020 - 10.04.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

Super intensive course

Beginner to proficiency (C2), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 441.- GBP
(540.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 55 minutes
+ Conversation (group): 5 of 55 minutes
+ General (mini-group): 5 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to proficiency (C2)
Students/class
General (group): Max 8
Conversation (group): Max 16
General (mini-group): Max 4
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-13:00
Conversation (group): To be defined
General (mini-group): 14:00-15:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
San Pablo Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18+)
12
5265 USD
7653 USD
8085 USD
16
7005 USD
10189 USD
10765 USD
24
10485 USD
15261 USD
16125 USD
36
15705 USD
22869 USD
24165 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.82   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 150 USD

Options

Extra night (apartment) 40 USD
Extra night (host family) 32 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 15 USD
Airport transfer from San José (pick-up) 45 USD
Airport transfer from/to San José (pick-up and drop-off) 90 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 01.05 / 05.08 / 15.09 / 12.10 / 25.12.2020
Holidays
09.04.2020 - 10.04.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

Spanish + dance

Beginner to proficiency (C2), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 370.- GBP
(453.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 55 minutes
+ Dance: 5 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to proficiency (C2)
Students/class
Max 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-13:00
Dance: To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
San Pablo Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18+)
12
4461 USD
6849 USD
7281 USD
16
5933 USD
9117 USD
9693 USD
24
8877 USD
13653 USD
14517 USD
36
13293 USD
20457 USD
21753 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.82   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 150 USD

Options

Extra night (apartment) 40 USD
Extra night (host family) 32 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 15 USD
Airport transfer from San José (pick-up) 45 USD
Airport transfer from/to San José (pick-up and drop-off) 90 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 01.05 / 05.08 / 15.09 / 12.10 / 25.12.2020
Holidays
09.04.2020 - 10.04.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

DELE exam preparation course (A1), 20 lessons/week

Beginner to elementary (A1), 4 week(s)
4 weeks From 1288.- GBP
(1575.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to elementary (A1)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
San Pablo Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18+)
4
1575 USD
2371 USD
2515 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.82   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

DELE exam fee (to be paid online)
At least 10 weeks before the exam date: www.donquijote.org/DELE
On request
Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 150 USD

Options

Extra night (apartment) 40 USD
Extra night (host family) 32 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 15 USD
Airport transfer from San José (pick-up) 45 USD
Airport transfer from/to San José (pick-up and drop-off) 90 USD
Starting dates 4 wk
23.03 / 20.04 / 19.10.2020
Exam dates
17.04 / 16.05 / 14.11.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 01.05 / 05.08 / 15.09 / 12.10 / 25.12.2020
Holidays
09.04.2020 - 10.04.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

DELE exam preparation course (A2), 20 lessons/week

Elementary (A1) to proficiency (C2), 4 week(s)
4 weeks From 1288.- GBP
(1575.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to proficiency (C2)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
San Pablo Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18+)
4
1575 USD
2371 USD
2515 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.82   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

DELE exam fee (to be paid online)
At least 10 weeks before the exam date: www.donquijote.org/DELE
On request
Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 150 USD

Options

Extra night (apartment) 40 USD
Extra night (host family) 32 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 15 USD
Airport transfer from San José (pick-up) 45 USD
Airport transfer from/to San José (pick-up and drop-off) 90 USD
Starting dates 4 wk
20.01 / 23.03 / 20.04 / 15.06 / 17.08 / 07.09 / 19.10.2020
Exam dates
14.02 / 17.04 / 16.05 / 10.07 / 11.09 / 02.10 / 14.11.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 01.05 / 05.08 / 15.09 / 12.10 / 25.12.2020
Holidays
09.04.2020 - 10.04.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

DELE exam preparation course (B1), 20 lessons/week

Lower-intermediate (A2-B1) to proficiency (C2), 4 week(s)
4 weeks From 1288.- GBP
(1575.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Lower-intermediate (A2-B1) to proficiency (C2)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
San Pablo Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18+)
4
1575 USD
2371 USD
2515 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.82   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

DELE exam fee (to be paid online)
At least 10 weeks before the exam date: www.donquijote.org/DELE
On request
Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 150 USD

Options

Extra night (apartment) 40 USD
Extra night (host family) 32 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 15 USD
Airport transfer from San José (pick-up) 45 USD
Airport transfer from/to San José (pick-up and drop-off) 90 USD
Starting dates 4 wk
23.03 / 20.04 / 15.06 / 07.09 / 19.10.2020
Exam dates
17.04 / 16.05 / 10.07 / 02.10 / 14.11.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 01.05 / 05.08 / 15.09 / 12.10 / 25.12.2020
Holidays
09.04.2020 - 10.04.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

DELE exam preparation course (B2), 20 lessons/week

Upper-intermediate (B2) to proficiency (C2), 4 week(s)
4 weeks From 1288.- GBP
(1575.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Upper-intermediate (B2) to proficiency (C2)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
San Pablo Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18+)
4
1575 USD
2371 USD
2515 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.82   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

DELE exam fee (to be paid online)
At least 10 weeks before the exam date: www.donquijote.org/DELE
On request
Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 150 USD

Options

Extra night (apartment) 40 USD
Extra night (host family) 32 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 15 USD
Airport transfer from San José (pick-up) 45 USD
Airport transfer from/to San José (pick-up and drop-off) 90 USD
Starting dates 4 wk
23.03 / 20.04 / 15.06 / 07.09 / 19.10.2020
Exam dates
17.04 / 16.05 / 10.07 / 02.10 / 14.11.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 01.05 / 05.08 / 15.09 / 12.10 / 25.12.2020
Holidays
09.04.2020 - 10.04.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

DELE exam preparation course (C1), 20 lessons/week

Advanced (C1) to proficiency (C2), 4 week(s)
4 weeks From 1288.- GBP
(1575.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Advanced (C1) to proficiency (C2)
Students/class
Max 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
San Pablo Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18+)
4
1575 USD
2371 USD
2515 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.82   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

DELE exam fee (to be paid online)
At least 10 weeks before the exam date: www.donquijote.org/DELE
On request
Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 150 USD

Options

Extra night (apartment) 40 USD
Extra night (host family) 32 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 15 USD
Airport transfer from San José (pick-up) 45 USD
Airport transfer from/to San José (pick-up and drop-off) 90 USD
Starting dates 4 wk
23.03 / 20.04 / 15.06 / 19.10.2020
Exam dates
17.04 / 16.05 / 10.07 / 14.11.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 01.05 / 05.08 / 15.09 / 12.10 / 25.12.2020
Holidays
09.04.2020 - 10.04.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

DELE exam preparation course (C2), 20 lessons/week

Advanced (C1) to proficiency (C2), 4 week(s)
4 weeks From 1288.- GBP
(1575.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Advanced (C1) to proficiency (C2)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
San Pablo Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18+)
4
1575 USD
2371 USD
2515 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.82   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

DELE exam fee (to be paid online)
At least 10 weeks before the exam date: www.donquijote.org/DELE
On request
Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 150 USD

Options

Extra night (apartment) 40 USD
Extra night (host family) 32 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 15 USD
Airport transfer from San José (pick-up) 45 USD
Airport transfer from/to San José (pick-up and drop-off) 90 USD
Starting dates 4 wk
20.04 / 19.10.2020
Exam dates
16.05 / 14.11.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 01.05 / 05.08 / 15.09 / 12.10 / 25.12.2020
Holidays
09.04.2020 - 10.04.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4/5
Overall rating

71% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

14 students gave their opinion about this school

27 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (2.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (2.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (2.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (2.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
59 years old - Canada
/ 5
Aspects à répéter: Contact chaleureux de la part de Lilian Campos, de sa fille Karina, de M. Campos, de sa petite-fille Samantha.Ouverture pour parler l'espagnol, partager l'activité d'aller au marché, informer sur points d'intérêts à San José, nous reconduire à notre lieu de départ. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié!Nourriture excellente, laver vêtements une fois, maison avec tranquillité, propreté et sécurité.Aspect à éviter: deux autres personnes, dont une, était participante à l'école Don Quijote pour parfaire l'espagnol, logeaient chez Liliane Campos. La langue de communication était l'anglais. Nous n'avons pas pratiqué l'espagnol le soir ou le matin lors des repas. L'anglais devenait la langue qui nous permettait d'échanger sur une base commune.Je crois que si il n'y avait que deux personnes avec cette famille, cela aurait été plus favorable à la pratique de l'espagnol, de ce que nous apprenions à l'école ... enfin dans la même continuité pour consolider les apprentissages. Les activités à l'école: pertinentes et intéressantes*cuisiner et manger un menu typique du Costa Rica*connaître une pratique en lien avec le caféles activités hors école:pertinentes et intéressantes*visite des environs avec professeur*visite du mercado + repasCafé-social: aller dans un restaurant et commander dans la langue, cette activité fut moins réussie, communication entre nous en anglais!
1 week, February 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, progrès »
School highlights
« Accueil, contacts simples et chaleureux avec notre enseignante Jacky, les locaux de l'école »
64 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Mein Sprachaufenthalt in Santo Domingo, Costa Rica, verlief sehr gut. Mit der Familie hatte ich Glück, die mich sofortherzlich aufgenommen, respektiert und akzeptiert hat. An Familienanlässe wurde ich eingeladen und konnte auchan Ausflügen teilnehmen. Heute stehen wir in einem freundschaftlichen Verhältnis. Die Schule konnte ich zu Fuss erreichen (ca. 10-15 Minuten), was mir persönlich gefiel. Das Gebäude war einladend, in den Farben bunt gehalten und hübsch dekoriert, jeweils entsprechend dem Anlass (Weihnachten, Valentinstag). DieSchule organisierte Ausflüge, Kochkurse, Café social, Tanzkurse um uns der Kultur näher zu bringen. Auch durch dieFamilie konnte ich die Mentalität der dort ansässigen Menschen kennenlernen sowie durch meine Reisen. Hatte 3 verschiedene Lehrer während meiner 3 monatigen Schulzeit. Finde ich ein Vorteil, weil mitverschiedenen Lernmethoden unterrichtet wird.
12 weeks, December 2017 – February 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja ich habe enorm grosse Fortschritte gemacht (von 0 bis B1) Allerdings nur, weil ich nach der Schule gelernt habe.Jede Woche am Freitag hatten wir einen Test. Wenn man nicht lernt, kommt man in der Gruppe nicht weiter und es ist extrem frustrierend. Wer Spanisch lernen will, ist hier gut aufgehoben und wird gefördert. »
School highlights
« Klima, Herzlichkeit, Respekt und positive Einstellung. »
39 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, March – April 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja. Sehr angenehme Atmosphäre in der Schule mit didaktisch sehr guten Lehrern. »
23 years old - France
/ 5
2 weeks, July – August 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (2.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
56 years old - Germany
/ 5
Man muss sich darüber im Klaren sein, dass Costa Rica in Zentralamerika und nicht Europa liegt. Einige Dinge sind hier anders oder nicht organisiert Sehr familiäre Atmosphäre, sehr freundlich, wenn auch etwas chaotisch. Viele Aktivitäten, um Land und Leute verstehen zu lernen
2 weeks, March 2016
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
54 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2015
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja. Durch die guten Lehrkräfte, die kleinen Klassen und den guten Wechsel zwischen Übungen und Konversationseinheiten. Auch die Lernmaterialien waren didaktisch auf einem hohen Niveau. »
School highlights
« Angenehme Lernatmosphäre und die Verfügbarkeit und das Engagement der Lehrkräfte »
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Santo Domingo de Heredia ist ein kleiner ruhiger Ort, jedoch sehr zentral gelegen. In 15 Minuten erreicht man die Hauptstadt und andere grössere Ortschaften. Weil es hier so klein und ruhig ist spricht auch noch fast niemand Englisch, man wird also forciert Spanisch zu benutzen, was meiner Meinung nach sehr hilfreich ist.Costa Rica hat sehr viele schöne Orte, die es zu besichtigen lohnt, sind aber oft sehr touristisch und dem entsprechend teuer.
20 weeks, September 2014 – January 2015
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja ich habe in dieser kurzen Zeit enorm viel gelernt nicht nur in der Schule, aber auch im Volontariat, welches ich in einem Altersheim absolviert habe. »
School highlights
« Die Schule ist klein und übersichtlich und das Ambiente sehr familiär. Ausserdem lernt es sich besser mit wenigen Schülern pro Klasse. Das Lehrerteam ist immer total motiviert. »
27 years old - Belgium
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2014
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
25 years old - Germany
/ 5
Die Familie war sehr freundlich und hat mich herzlichst aufgenommen. Alles ist sehr sauber und das Essen war auch immer abwechslungsreich und gut!
8 weeks, January – February 2014
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (2.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability

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Host family
Our partner school personally selects families to welcome its students. Located no more than 15 minutes from the school, you will have your own room and will share the common areas with the family. You will be able to choose between half and full board and your clothes washing will be taken care of. This accommodation option will allow you to get to know the Costa Rican lifestyle with its warm and open inhabitants, and to practise Spanish daily in a friendly and motivating atmosphere.

San Pablo shared apartment (from 18 years)
This student accommodation is located a 20-minute walk from the school (or 5 minutes by bus) in a safe and monitored residential area. The shared apartment features 4 bedrooms (1 single, 2 twin and 1 triple), 2 shared bathrooms, a lounge with TV and a shared, fully equipped kitchen. Bed linen and towels are provided, the Wi-Fi and washing machine are free and the apartment is cleaned twice per week. Enjoy the garden, the BBQ area and the swimming pool with your international friends!

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San Pablo

General information

Our student apartment is just 5 minutes by bus (excellent public transport) and a 20-minute walk from the school. The building is located in a residential area where students will have a good experience interacting with their Ticos neighbours and learning about their customs. Something to take into account is that at the main entrance of the neighbourhood, there is a government police post for the safety of students and neighbours in general.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
5 minutes
Means of transportation:
Bus or a 20-minute walk
Average public transport cost:
$8 weekly
Walking distance to public transport:
5 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
5 minutes
Coffee shops:
10 minutes
Restaurants:
10 minutes
Shops:
5 minutes
Pharmacy:
10 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 12:00
Saturday until 12:00
Entry card (building)
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit

Meals

Use of kitchen
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk
Smoking area
Outside
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen
Oven
Microwave
Cutlery available
Vending machine
Laundry
Common area/lounge
Wi-Fi internet access
Cable internet access
TV in common room
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles)
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
1
: 9 m2/ : 10 m2
Twin
2
: 9 m2/ : 10 m2
Shared room
1
: 24 m2/ : 25 m2
Triple room
Air conditioning
Fan
Heating
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided
Bed sheets provided
Towels provided
Toilet paper
Only on the first day
Ensuite toilet
Ensuite shower
Wash basin
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning
Twice a week
Desk
Wardrobe
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access
Cable internet access
Floor
Ceramic
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided

Don Quijote makes a point of developping a rich social life during the week and at the weekends, and a series of activities (dance, local cuisine, history, cinema evenings or theatrical workshops) that will allow you to practise Spanish outside of the classroom, and to get to know the Costa Rican culture better while having an unforgettable time with your teachers and friends.

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