Staying with a host family is a wonderful cultural and educational experience.
The homestay program is an important part of the Proyecto Asis experience. Living with a family creates the full immersion experience.
Our host families have been carefully screened to support you as you work to improve your language skills and make new friends. You will experience a natural home setting with the hospitality for which Costa Ricans are famous.
The family provides you with:
- Healthy meals
- Laundry service
- Private bedroom
- Shared bathroom
- Warm hospitality
With advance notice the host families can meet special dietary needs, including those of vegetarians and vegans or others.
Homestay Costa Rica – Living Standards
The standard of living of the host families is considered middle class by Costa Rican standards. In general, students and volunteers find here a simpler way of life than that to which they are used to.
Ticos, as the warmhearted Costa Ricans are known, pride themselves on having more teachers than policemen, a long life expectancy and a strong commitment to peace and prosperity.