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Living Accommodations for Puntarenas, Costa Rica


You will move in with your host family upon arrival. The families are located within easy walking distance of the university and will provide you with daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

USAC student with his homestay mom

You’ll have a private bedroom and laundry service. Your family will be interested in you and your activities and they will serve as a good source of local practical information and advice;you’ll get to live and learn the “Tico” culture from the perspective of a local family. Boarding with a family provides an unmatched opportunity for speaking Spanish and learning Costa Rican customs and is highly recommended.

Homestays are the only living accommodations offered by USAC. To live in an apartment, it will be your responsibility to locate it and to make all rental agreements and payments.

Quick Details

2020-21 App. Cycle

January session (3 weeks): Open

Spring: Open

2021-22 App. Cycle

Summer Session I (5 weeks): Open

Summer Session II (3 weeks): Open

Summer Session I&II (8 weeks): Open

Fall/Yearlong: Open

January session: Open

Spring: Open


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

65 students


English | Spanish

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