Personalized Spanish encourages students to experience full immersion by staying with a Spanish- speaking family. All of our families have been carefully selected, and it is very important that families enjoy hosting students and sharing the local culture.

All of our home stays are considered upper middle class and they are all within walking distance to the school. We guarantee that you will have a good stay with them since we have established a close relation with these families for many years.

We are proud of our families for the attention and love they offer to their guests. Families treat each student as a member of the family and they are involved in the learning process of each one of our students.
With your host family, you will have the opportunity to practice your Spanish daily in a real world setting, interacting with native Spanish-speakers. Many of our hosts are willing to take their guests to church, family gatherings, trips, or other outings, such as to the grocery store or farmer’s market. This is the best way to really get to know Costa Rica and its culture.

Before your arrival, we will ask you to complete a form. Families and students are matched according to their respective characteristics in order to have the best experience.


Homestay duration is always 7 days, 6 nights per week. In case you want to stay longer with your homestay family for a few days before or after classes, you can book extra days.

Home Stay Advantages:

  • A beautiful home in one of the best neighborhoods in San Jose
  • Homes stays located within walking distance from the school
  • Students have their own private room
  • Every day, students receive a hearty breakfast and dinner of Costa Rican favorites
  • Laundry and cleaning service are included
  • Wi-Fi included/strong>


For students who prefer accommodations other than our home stays, we can help you make arrangements to stay at a hotel or an apartment. Prices and more information are available upon request.