Spanish Courses and Volunteer in Costa Rica

Learn Spanish in San José, the vibrant capital city of Costa Rica in the middle of the country. The city is also a cultural and social hot spot  close to nearby attractions such as the Arenal volcano and Monteverde
cloud forest.

Your Program

Start your travels to Costa Rica with a language course to gain the language skills needed to get the most out of your program. Your school organises activities such as daily latin dance classes, weekly cooking and conversation classes.
After completing your Spanish course (20 hours a week), you continue your program with volunteer work in the local communities. Volunteers have the choice to work in a number of social project in San José or to work in eco projects in nearby National Parks. 

Participants live with a Costa Rican host family while in San José. On our eco projects, accommodation is generally on site and shared.

Program Fees

Programs are available all year round and flexible in duration. Tell us what you would like to do and obtain a tailored program quote. Some social projects are not available during school holidays (Dec - Jan and in July) 

 Program Duration
Program Fee
3 weeks* (Special program, incl. 1 week Spanish language lessons) $2050
5 weeks (incl. 1 week Spanish lessons) - only for advanced students $1930
6 weeks (4 weeks Spanish language lessons, 2 weeks volunteering) $2960
8 weeks (4 weeks Spanish language lessons, 4 weeks volunteering) $3200
10 weeks (6 weeks Spanish language lessons, 4 weeks volunteering) $4200
12 weeks (8 weeks Spanish language lessons, 4 weeks volunteering) $5100
Additional week: Spanish language lessons $500
Additional week: Volunteering $280

Included: airport pick up upon arrival and drop off at departure, home stay with Costa Rican family with private room, breakfast, dinner and laundry service, 20 hours per week of Spanish classes in mini-group (max 6 students), textbooks and class materials, Latin dance classes (Mon-Thursday, 1 or 2 hours), Costa Rican cooking classes (every Wednesday), extra conversation sessions (every Tuesday & Thursday), yoga class (every Tuesday), travel and health insurance, tourist information & reservations, free Internet, free luggage storage while volunteers travel or do volunteer work, free coffee, tea & fruit juices during the day, orientation and coordination of volunteer work, 24 hour emergency contact, administration fees in Australia and in Costa Rica

Not included: airfare, visa fees, transportation to and from National Park (for conservation projects), pocket money

Find out more!

To request more program information and our application form, please contact us.


* 3-week special program structure: 1 week language lessons, 1 week volunteering, 1 week excursions (Poas volcano, white water rafting, Arenal & hot springs,
3 days/2 nights Tortuguero National Park. Participants must have intermediate Spanish language skills by the time they commence this program.