Expand Your Horizons – Study in Costa Rica!

Study abroad students make friends for life with their Costa Rican classmates at Monteverde Friends SchoolJoin us for the opportunity of a lifetime.  Whether you’re a 10th-12th grader coming on your own to live with a Costa Rican family, or a whole family coming to share the experience with your younger children, or a graduate looking for a Gap Year/semester, we offer…

  • Quality education with transferable credits
  • Strong bilingual curriculum
  • Small class sizes, including Spanish as a Second Language
  • Education guided by Quaker values
  • High academic standards and caring individual support
  • Rich cultural immersion in a Costa Rican homestay

International students in the study abroad program at Monteverde Friends School make friends for life.Are you a student who…

  • Is independent, responsible, and communicative?
  • Wants to be actively involved in a small community in the midst of a pristine cloud forest?
  • Wants to learn or improve Spanish and make international friends for life?

If that’s you, then we want to hear from you!

“The small class sizes are truly incredible. My writing skills in English and Spanish were dramatically improved thanks to all the individualised attention I received. Students and teachers develop very close relationships. They were mentors and friends, not taskmasters. I also appreciated the intergenerational component of the Monteverde community. I felt as comfortable playing a pick up soccer game with 3rd graders or playing Friday afternoon Scrabble with octogenarians as I did conversing with my own peers.”

Volcanoes and cloud forests are part of the study abroad exprerience at Monteverde Friends School in Costa RicaPlease explore our website so that you can get to know our school and community to see if we are the right fit for you.  In particular, you should read and be comfortable with our Vision and Philosophy.

Fees:

In addition to the fees listed on the tuition page (which includes tuition, home stay, and Spanish as a Second Language classes) other costs include one trip each semester to Nicaragua, money for bake sales (to pay for ingredients to make baked goods), class trip costs, spending money, and costs associated with the 11/12th grade projects.

Application Process:

Please contact us to request the Study Abroad Information Packet.  Other documents that may be of interest to you include the CDC recommendations for Costa Rica, an introduction to living in Monteverde, and a list of suggestions on what to bring.  For more information, we’re happy to chat by phone, skype or email – contact us.

Study abroad students at Monteverde Friends School in Costa Rica learn outside of class as well as in.“We were attracted to MFS for its academically rigorous bilingual and bicultural program. I was able to grow academically on par with my classmates back in the U.S. while dramatically improving my Spanish, all within a setting which prioritized Quaker values of respect and non-violence, which have influenced me to this day.”

 

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