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School of the World Jacó

The School of the World offers a varied range of courses combining Spanish lessons with surfing, photography and yoga. These extra activities are usually taught in English and, as you might expect from a school in such a popular surfing spot, the surfing lessons are particular sought after and you will find that both students and teachers are passionate about this sport!

The school building and its neighboring student residence are only five minutes away from the beach and village centre. Inside, the School of the World is tastefully decorated with wooden, ceramic and mosaic elements. There is also a spacious terrace where students like to relax and meet friends after class.

Depending on the time of year, the school offers various creative workshops, including Capoeira classes, cooking sessions, salsa lessons and painting classes. For your free time, the staff also plan various activities such as kayaking, snorkelling, hiking and a crocodile river tour. The School of the World team can help you to plan excursions further afield to explore more of Costa Rica during your stay.

Nadja Purtschert, a Swiss Olympic snowboarder, studied at the School of the World during her trip to Costa Rica with Yalea. Find our more about Nadja's experience here.

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School Facts

School size:

small

High season:

May - August, December - March

United States of America
74%
Canada
15%
Switzerland
2%
Germany
2%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2%
Netherlands
1%
Austria
1%
Japan
1%
France
1%
Worldwide
1%

18 - 23 years old:

33%

24 - 30 years old:

33%

31 - 50 years old:

32%

51 - 75 years old:

2%

Location

School of the World, 350 metros al este de POPS Ice Cream, luego 50 metros al norte, Playa Jacó, Costa Rica

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Courses

More information about different types of courses.

Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,136 USD (4 weeks)
  • 10 standard lessons per week
  • 5 lessons in the Spanish learning lab per week
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 4-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Variable
Schedule: Variable
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,696 USD (4 weeks)
  • 10 standard lessons per week
  • 5 lessons in the Spanish learning lab per week
  • 10 surfing lessons per week
  • The schedule depends on the best time to go surfing each day
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 4-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,696 USD (4 weeks)
  • 10 standard lessons per week
  • 5 lessons in the Spanish learning lab per week
  • 10 digital photography lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 4-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,696 USD (4 weeks)
  • 10 standard lessons per week
  • 5 lessons in the Spanish learning lab per week
  • 10 GoPro photography lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 4-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,696 USD (4 weeks)
  • 10 standard lessons per week
  • 5 lessons in the Spanish learning lab per week
  • 5 yoga lessons per week (sometimes on the beach)
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 4-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Variable
Schedule: Variable
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,837 USD (4 weeks)
  • 10 standard lessons per week
  • 5 lessons in the Spanish learning lab per week
  • 10 surfing lessons per week
  • 5 yoga lessons per week (sometimes on the beach)
  • The schedule depends on the best time to go surfing each day
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 4-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.

Accommodation

More information about different types of accommodation

Meals
Bathroom
Price From
Half board
Half board
Shared
Shared
535 USD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (on foot): 15 minutes
  • Average number of students: 1-2
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room facilities include: Bedding
Meals
Bathroom
Price From
Self catering
Self catering
Private
Private
1,066 USD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (on foot): 0 minutes
  • Accommodation facilities include: Hot water available | Fully equipped communal kitchen | On campus | Communal area/shared living room
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room facilities include: Bedding | Air conditioning or fan
Self catering
Self catering
Private
Private
535 USD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (on foot): 0 minutes
  • Accommodation facilities include: Hot water available | Fully equipped communal kitchen | On campus | Communal area/shared living room
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room facilities include: Bedding | Air conditioning or fan

Transfer

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Direction
Operating Hours
Price
One Way
Direction: One Way
24 hrs
Operating Hours: 24 hrs
0 USD
Price: 0 USD
  • The transfer costs 90 USD, which must be paid when you arrive in Jacó

Reviews

Yalea Rating Index: Excellent

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