The cost of the four-week immersion language program at Casa Tica is $2,250.

This price is complete.  There will never be additional charges applied.


The fee includes:


With two daily meals and laundry service

The placements are half-day volunteer opportunities. They are always in Costa Rica and usually within a one- hour bus ride from CIME.

To the international airport

To arrange transportation, hotels and activities on weekends and after the program ends.

For those who wish to extend their stay in Costa Rica


Why is CIME the right choice for progressive social justice work?

Our priority is people over profits.  We pride ourselves on our ability and willingness to redistribute funds and resources to worthy grassroots projects and organizations.

Most of the money derived from payment fees to CIME is spent or re-invested LOCALLY.  The money is paid out or donated to the families who host students, to sites and projects where our students work or visit and to special community service projects and events.  

Five percent of each tuition payment is immediately donated directly to children’s rights organizations, women’s groups, community soup kitchens, and animal shelters.

A priority donation site is the Community Soup Kitchen of St. Lazaro where meals are served daily to 250 hungry kids. Upon request we would be happy to send a complete list of the organizations we currently help to support.

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