Nestled in the tropical mountain rain forest near the Caribbean coast you will find this wonderous community of Turrialba. AEC-Costa Rica has chosen this location for its extremely immersive experience for our students and it’s Costa Rican charm. Surrounded by mild temperatures the community is a pure Costa Rica experience. This Jewel offers families, teens, medical and nursing students to immersive themselves in a cultural and language experience unparalleled. With a caring staff and local families who really enjoy the cultural and immersive exchange with our students, making Turrialba the purest Costa Rican experience for all visitors. With no large hotels or thongs of tourists, Turrialba offers locals who speak Spanish and enjoy meeting language learners from around the world.
“Our family of six recently spent 5 months in Costa Rica, and AEC was there to help the whole time. We knew very little Spanish when we arrived. AEC helped us arrange a house rental, city orientation, transportation, and other logistics as we settled into our extended stay. Soon we were underway, learning Spanish, and getting to know Turrialba. Our approach was to take several weeks of Spanish classes from AEC, and then travel for bit. We repeated this cycle throughout our 5-month stay. This approach gave us both the breadth and depth of experience we were hoping for. Could not have done it without AEC!!!”
The staff, the administrators, the teachers and the host families are all welcoming and wonderful. I have recommended the experience to many fellow students.