Prices and Calendar

Spanish Program Prices 2021

The Spanish immersion program price includes:

  • Placement exam, 20 hours of class time, a course book, and a certificate of completion
  • Individual and group language exchanges
  • Extracurricular activities such as Liberia walking tours, music appreciation, and cultural classes. Activities change each week.
  • Travel advice, suggested weekly itineraries, and low-budget trip options (trips are not included in the price)
  • Volunteering with Club A and Estelar’s community clubs (Not available right now)
  • Coffee and WiFi
1-4 Weeks of Spanish Immersion
$300
Per Week
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5+ Weeks of Spanish Immersion
$260
Per Week
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Homestay for Adults
$200
Per Week
Includes breakfast and dinner, laundry & cleaning service, airport pickup, tons of Spanish practice!
Additional nights: $30 per night (max 4 nights; after that, the weekly rate applies)
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Homestay for Kids (12 and under)
$160
Per Week
Includes breakfast and dinner, laundry & cleaning service, airport pickup, tons of Spanish practice!
Additional nights: $24 per night (max 4 nights; after that, the weekly rate applies)
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Spanish at the Beach!
$25
Beaches: Hermosa, Panama, Coco, Ocotal
Daily Transportation Fee
Regular prices apply (min. 2 students immersion program; min. 2 hours for private classes)
The student must pay for a taxi if needed
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Other Programs and Prices:

Teen Summer Program for 1 week   (minimum 8 registered students for program to start): $1,230
Teen Summer Program for 2 weeks (minimum 8 registered students for program to start): $2,150

Airport transfer: $30 per trip – If staying in a homestay, airport pickup upon arrival is included at no additional cost

Deposit: $100 – Please pay your deposit after registering. This reserves your space in the class & allows us to assign you a host family. It is deducted from the total program price.

CALENDAR

National Holidays

Instituto Estelar Bilingüe is closed on National Holidays, so this should be taken into consideration when planning study dates.  There is a $30 discount given if one of these days falls on a regular class day, or the class schedule is modified so that the hours are received on the other days of the week. Holidays falling on weekends do not affect student studies.

  • January 1: New Year’s Day
  • Semana Santa (students in the Spanish Immersion Program have extra hours on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to equal 16 hours of class in the week)
  • April 11: Juan Santamaría Day
  • May 1: Costa Rican Labor Day
  • July 25: Annexation of Guanacaste
  • August 2: The Virgin of Los Angeles Day
  • August 15: Mother’s Day
  • September 15: Costa Rican Independence Day
  • December 1: Military Abolition Day
  • December 24-28: Christmas week (This is the only week during the entire school year when Estelar will be completely closed and will not offer any classes)
  • January 1: New Year’s Day

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