What is the Cost of the Program?

The cost for families to host a Costa Rican student is minimal. Families are expected to provide room and board for the Costa Rican student. The student brings money for his/her incidental expenses.

The cost for a student to travel is the same for both the 4 week or 8 week program. This includes airfare and all basic costs EXCEPT medical insurance, immunizations, passport charges, and incidental expenses for gifts and extra activities. Find more information about the specific cost each year by visiting the Travel section of the website.

We recommend that each student take $400 for incidental expenses in Costa Rica. Need-based scholarships are available.

You can use the following form to apply for assistance. Financial Assistance Form

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