Costa Rica is a small and beautiful country in the middle of the American continent. The meeting point of the nature and the cultures of North and South America, with coastlines on the Pacific and the Caribbean, Costa Rica is the most biodiverse place on the planet and a country of multicultural people. A peaceful country without an army, Costa Rica has a long democratic tradition. It is the place of “pure life” (pura vida), a contagious mentality of living your life to the fullest.

By living with an AFS global family and attending a local High School in Costa Rica, you will fully familiarize yourself with the Spanish language and their vibrant culture. You can visit some of Costa Rica’s most popular destinations in one trip and just live pura vida as the locals say.

Explore the Programs Available in Costa Rica

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