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Courses & Pricing

Adventure Education Center Courses & Prices

2015 Dominical Pricing

Program Options 1 week 2 week 3 week 4 week Extra Week
Standard 16 hour (group lessons)
Class Size: 6
$260 $512 $720 $912 $220
Standard plus 8 hour (group + private)

Class Size: 6 & 1
$420 $672 $880 $1072 $400
Intensive 20 hour (group lessons)
Class Size: 6
$325 $640 $900 $1140 $285
Super Intensive 28 hours (group + private)
Class Size: 6/1
$485 $960 $1380 $1780 $445
Standard 16 hr + Medical program

Class Size: 6
$360 $712 $1020 $1412 $315
Intensive 20 hr + Medical program
Class Size: 6
$425 $840 $1200 $1540 $385
Children's 8-13 Program

Class Size: 6 & 1
$225 $445 $670 $890 $220

Additional Program Options -
Private Lessons: $25/hour, minimum 10 hours/week
Survival Spanish Program: $205, 12 hours of group classes on Mon & Tues
Relaxed Spanish Program: $110, 6 hours/week, 2hrs/day, Mon, Wed & Fri
Surf Program: $165/week, 7 days board rental, 2 afternoon surf lessons

Lodging Options
School Stay, Standard Room: Week = $75, Extra Night = $15
Beach Stay, Standard Room: Week = $115, Extra Night = $21
Beach Stay, Superior Room: Week = $155, Extra Night = $28
Beach Stay, Apartment: Studio = $465/week, 1 Bedroom/2 bath = $775/week
Homestay: Week = $160, Extra Night = $30

Program Discounts
Long Term Discount: 8 to 11 weeks. 10% off, 12 + weeks, 20% off.
Family Lodging Discount: Families of 4 +, discount on host family lodging.
Low Season Discount: From 9/1 through 12/21. Contact us for specifics.
Group Discounts: Groups of 5 + receive a discount. Contact us for specifics.

Additional Services
Airport Pickup: San Jose = $125
Airport Pickup: Quepos = $70

Start Dates & National Holidays
National Holidays:See bottom of page.
Start Dates for Spanish Programs: Any Monday of the year.
Medical Program Cycle Start Dates: 1/5, 2/2, 3/2, 3/30, 4/27, 5/25, 6/22, 7/27, 8/24, 9/21, 10/19, 11/16.
Playa Dominical End of Year Closure: 12/21/14 through 1/4/15
Additional Information: Classes start every Monday of the year that does not fall on a National Holiday. If a national holiday falls on a Monday, classes will start on the following Tuesday. There is no make-up of classes missed on account of holidays. We recommend that absolute beginner Spanish students who are attending our Medical Program start on a Cycle Start Date, but this is not a requirement.

2015 Turrialba Pricing

Program Options 1 week 2 week 3 week 4 week Extra Week
Standard 16 hour (group lessons)
Class Size: 6
$260 $512 $720 $912 $220
Standard plus 8 hour (group + private)

Class Size: 6
$420 $672 $880 $1072 $400
Intensive 20 hour (group lessons)
Class Size: 6
$325 $640 $900 $1140 $285
Super Intensive 28 hours (group + private)
Class Size: 6/1
$485 $960 $1380 $1780 $445
Standard 16 hr + Medical program
Class Size: 6
$360 $712 $1020 $1412 $315
Intensive 20 hr + Medical program
Class Size: 6
$425 $840 $1200 $1540 $385
Standard 16 hr + Nursing
Class Size: 6
$360 $712 $1020 $1412 $315
Intensive 20hr + Nursing
Class Size: 6
$425 $840 $1200 $1540 $385
Children's 8-13 Program
Class Size: 6
$225 $445 $670 $890 $220
Waldorf Children's 2 to 6
Class Size: Variable
N/A $455 $555 $655 Call
Waldorf Children's 7 to 12
Class Size: Variable
N/A $560 $675 $780 Call
Kinder Program, 1 ½ to 7
Class Size: 10
$165 $330 $495 $660 $160

Additional Program Options:

  • Spanish Agriculture Immersion Experience: $1295.00. Inquire for group discounts.
  • Private Lessons: $25/hour, minimum 10 hours/week

Lodging Options
Homestay: Week = $160, Extra Night = $30
House Rental: Week = $275 - $325, two houses available, both 2 bed/2 bath
Hostel: $10 to $60/night, shared and private, one to six people

Program Discounts
Long Term Discount: 8 to 11 weeks. 10% off, 12 + weeks, 20% off.
Family Lodging Discount: Families of 4 +, discount on host family lodging.
Low Season Discount: From 9/1 through 12/21. Contact us for specifics.
Group Discounts: Groups of 5 + receive a discount. Contact us for specifics.

Additional Services
Airport Pickup: San Jose = $80

Start Dates & National Holidays
National Holidays:See bottom of page.
Start Dates for Spanish Programs: Any Monday of the year.
Medical Program Cycle Start Dates: 1/5, 2/2, 3/2, 3/30, 4/27, 5/25, 6/22, 7/27, 8/24, 9/21, 10/19, 11/16.
Waldorf Closures During the Year: First three weeks of July and closed all of December.

Additional Information: Classes start every Monday of the year that does not fall on a National Holiday. If a national holiday falls on a Monday, classes will start on the following Tuesday. There is no make-up of classes missed on account of holidays. We recommend that absolute beginner Spanish students who are attending our Medical Program start on a Cycle Start Date, but this is not a requirement.

2015 Arenal (La Fortuna) Pricing

Program Options 1 week 2 week 3 week 4 week Extra Week
Private Lessons - 4 hour
Max persons = 1
$440 $880 $1320 $1760 $400
Private Medical Spanish
Max persons = 1
$590 $1180 $1770 $2360 $550
Private Nursing Spanish
Max persons = 1
$590 $1180 $1770 $2360 $550
10 & 10 Spanish & Rotation
Max persons = 1
$510 $1020 $1530 $2040 $470
Private Medical Rotation
Max persons = 1
$600 $1200 $1800 $2400 $500

Additional Program Options:

  • Private Lessons at Your Hotel: $25/hour, minimum 10 hours/week
  • Two Students with One Teacher: $35/hour, min 10 hours/week, both students must have same level of ability. If teacher comes to your hotel, then add $3/hour more to price.

Lodging Options

  • Homestay: Week = $160, Extra Night = $30

Program Discounts:

  • Family Lodging Discount: Families of 4 +, discount on host family lodging.
  • Group Discounts: Groups of 5 + receive a discount. Contact us for specifics.
Additional Services:

  • Airport Pickup: San Jose = $125
  • Welcome Program: $420, one student with shared lodging and river rafting tour.
Start Dates & National Holidays
  • Start Dates for Spanish Programs: Any Monday of the year.
  • National Holidays:See bottom of page,
  • Additional Information: Classes start every Monday of the year that does not fall on a National Holiday. If a national holiday falls on a Monday, classes will start on the following Tuesday. There is no make-up of classes missed on account of holidays. We recommend that absolute beginner Spanish students who are attending our Medical Program start on a Cycle Start Date, but this is not a requirement.

2015 Días Festivos
  • 1 Enero Año Nuevo
  • 2 Abril Jueves Santo
  • 3 Abril Viernes Santo
  • 4 Abril Sábado Santo
  • 11 Abril Día de Juan Santamaria/li>
  • 1 Mayo Día del Trabajo
  • 25 Julio Anexión del Partido de Nicoya a Costa Rica
  • 2 Agosto Día de la Virgen de los Ángeles
  • 15 Agosto Día de la Madre
  • 15 Septiembre Día de la Independencia
  • 12 Octubre Día de las Culturas
  • 25 Diciembre Día de Navidad
  • 31 Diciembre Fiesta de Fin de Año

AEC Cancellation Policy for All Programs is as follows:
For individuals and non chaperoned groups AEC will refund the full amount of the deposit when notified 8 weeks prior to the start of the above specified program. From 8 weeks to 4 weeks 50% will be refunded and the last 4 weeks there is NO refund of the deposit. For larger chaperoned groups the cancellation policy will be determined on a case by case basis. Individuals who have arrived in Costa Rica & begun their program will receive no refund of their balance. The balance payments not yet used when requesting a refund will be kept for two years and credited towards any AEC program you choose to rejoin.


Flight Arrival/Departure Information:

Before you decide on your flights to Costa Rica please review the flight arrival and departure options. You will be arriving in San Jose at the Jaun Santa Maria International airport (SJO). The majority of our students arrive on the Saturday before they start their programs. This way it will allow for pubic bus travel on Sunday. With the airport pickup our staff will pick you up at the airport and take you to our guest house in San Jose for the overnight stay. The next day’s travel will begin with breakfast at the guest house and our staff leading you to your bus depot for transport to your first campus.

Your departure time will be determined by what campus you wish to end at. Please understand that it takes six hours plus to go from Dominical to San Jose. From the town of La Fortuna (Arenal area) to San Jose is over three hours of bus time. From Turrialba you can reach San Jose in little over an hour. Keep in mind the best time to travel between campuses is in the mornings so if you want to fly out on Sunday you normally need to leave your campus on Saturday. Please know this all sounds a little confusing at first but you are helped by our staff all along the way in getting to your first campus and departing from your last and all places in between.