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Visit the Real Costa Rica With AEC Spanish Institute!

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Study The Language
  Standard Language Program
Accredited Spanish Language
  Adventure Tour Information
  Photo Gallery of Tours
  Accredited CEUs
Family Spanish Programs
  Waldorf, ages 2-12
  Kindergartners, ages 2-7
  Children, ages 8-13 Teen
Summer Spanish CAMPS
  Teen Spanish & Surf
  Teen Spanish & Adventure
  Teen Spanish & Volunteer
  Teen Extreme Adventure & Spanish
  Children Spanish, Art, Sports & Adventure
Spanish & Surf Program
  Green Season

Register Online

If you would like to register for a program at one of AEC's campuses, please fill out the following registration form and then press the submit button at the bottom of the form. Our main office in United States will receive this form and begin processing your information and setting up your program and lodging. You will be contacted within three working days to confirm receipt of your information and with any questions that we might have concerning your program. You will also receive all prices and totals for your selected program as well as instructions on how to make the required deposit to secure your slot at our school.

Please be as specific as you can while filling out this form, this will allow us to create a program that best matches your need. I f you have any medical problems, special dietary needs or host family requirements, please let us know as much as you can. If you will be attending more than one campus, please let us know each start date as well as program and lodging options if they are different. This form is only to register for a program at AEC, if you want to request further information about our different options, please contact us via e-mail.

Student Name
Mailing Address
Zip Code
E-mail Address (required)
Home Telephone #
Cell Telephone #
Emergency Contact (Name)
Emergency Contact (Phone Number)
Hobbies & Interests

How Did You Find Out About AEC?
(please list search engine or personal reference)

Level of Spanish (Your Estimated Spanish Level)
Where Have You Studied Spanish Before?
How Long?
Traveling Alone or With Other Students?
If So, How Many?
What Are Their Names?
Special Requests, Health or Dietary Requirements?

Choose the AEC Campus and Program or Combination of Campuses/Programs that you would like to participate in. (If you will not be participating in a particular campus, leave that section blank).

Dominical Campus & Programs
Starting Date
Lodging Options
Number of Weeks

Turrialba Campus & Programs
Starting Date
Lodging Options
Number of Weeks

Arenal Campus & Programs
Starting Date
Lodging Options
Number of Weeks

Airport Pickup Information
Airport Pickup Assistance
Arrival Date
Arrival Time
Flight Number
Check In Date
Welcoming Program
Includes shared lodging and transportation to your campus.
with River Tour
with Turtle Island Tour
Total Amount of Program
Lodging Option Price
Airport Pickup For Turrialba
For Dominical and Arenal
Deposit Amount (20%)

Thank you for filling out the registration form and starting the process for receiving a confirmation from AEC Spanish Institute. Below you will click “Submit to AEC”. Once the AEC coordinators receive the registration form they will review the overall program, making sure of correct program costs, transportation, airport pickup needs. and any other questions . Response will come shortly with follow up questions or directing you to the proper online payment procedure. Thank you again for joining the AEC family!!

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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.

Students choosing the airport pickup or attending the Welcoming program will be picked up at the airport (SJO) in San Jose when they arrive in Costa Rica. You will be transported to the Student Guesthouse near the airport where you will stay the night. The next morning you will be served a continental breakfast and you will be taken to the pickup point or bus terminal for first campus on your schedule.

After breakfast, you will be taken to the public bus depot in San Jose and have your fare paid. Our staff will make arrangements for a member of your host family to meet you in Turrialba and take you to their home. The cost of this service is $70 for 1 person, $60 for two persons, & $50 for three or more.

After breakfast you will be taken to the pickup point where at 8:30am a private van service will arrive
to take you directly to the Dominical school or near the beach apartment/cabinas or to La Fortuna.
An AEC representative will greet students at the Dominical campus on Sunday's only from 3 p.m. to 6 pm to show you to the beach apartments or a host family representative will escort you to your new home. In La Fortuna you will be met by a member of your host family. The cost for this service is $110 for 1 person, and $100 each for two or more persons.

For groups of more than three persons, contact your AEC coordinators, as special transportation
arrangements can often be made.