Develop your Spanish with private instruction in Costa Rica.
Arenal, a rich community for language immersion. Come and visit one of Costa Rica’s most popular areas while immersing yourself with small group class sizes in our classic language setting. Our medical and nursing students will love this opportunity to be part of a very unique experience. The head of the AEC medical program, Dr Arias has his clinic available for all who are interested.
“AEC offers a great combination of learning experiences, mixed with fun options for seeing Costa Rica!”
The staff, the administrators, the teachers and the host families are all welcoming and wonderful. I have recommended the experience to many fellow students.
AEC Client, 2016
2018 Arenal Pricing
|Program Options||Lodging||1 Week||2 Weeks||3 Weeks||4 Weeks|
|16 hour private||No lodging||$384||$768||$1,152||$1,536|
|20 hour private||No lodging||$480||$960||$1440||$1920|
|16 hr + Medical or Nursing||No lodging||$534||$1068||$1602||$2136|
|20 hr + Medical or Nursing||No lodging||$630||$1260||$1890||$2520|
|10 & 10 Spanish & Rotation||No lodging||$520||$1040||$1560||$2080|
|20 hour medical rotation||No lodging||$610||$1220||$1830||$2440|
Program Start Dates
Classes start every Monday of the year except on Costa Rican National Holidays.
There are no refunds for missed days because of holidays.
For weeks with a national holiday, students have the option of dropping down to the 16 hour program and price.
The following Costa Rica Holidays are observed by the school
- January 1st, 2018
- March 29th to 30th, 2018
- April 11th, 2018
- May 1st, 2018
- July 25th, 2018
- August 15th, 2018
- September 15th, 2018
- Decebmer 25th, 2018
How to Register
Home stays are with local Costa Rican families in the town of Fortuna.
Contact our registration coordinator, Jeff Garrison, for more information and assistance with booking your course sessions.
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Please fill out our inquiry form one of our knowledgeable representatives will get back to you within one business day.
Arenal, a rich community for language immersion. Come and visit one of Costa Rica’s most popular areas while immersing yourself with private one on one Spanish instruction. The area is noted for world renowned flora and fauna where people from all of over the world come to visit. Soak in the relaxing hot springs, jump into the area’s wondrous waterfalls, cascade down a white water adventure, or hike up the famous Arenal Volcano. All of these activities are within sight of your stay with AEC.
For young and old this area can fit the interests of many. From studying the language in a private one on one setting this gives the student the uniqueness to really lock in with their language skills. With our other campus locations you can start your program in Turrialba or Playa Dominical and then move onto Arenal to experience the beauty, uniqueness of each location adding to the overall experience of Costa Rica.
About La Fortuna
La Fortuna is a small town in Costa Rica, northwest of the capital, San José. It’s known as a gateway to Arenal Volcano National Park, comprising 2 volcanoes. Active Arenal Volcano is still laced with lava flows. Hot springs dot the foot of the volcano, on the thermal Tabacón River. Dormant Chato Volcano has a crater lake and rainforest trails leading to La Fortuna Waterfall, with its natural pool.