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Who We are ?

The North American Institute was founded to serve the needs of the Costa Rican community in the area of language learning.
Costa Rica sits at the crossroads of the world and those with the best communication skills and multiple language fluency will be best able to take advantage of the opportunities Costa Rica’s bright future will present. For that reason it is our goal to bring the most modern methodologies, technologies and certified instructors to our students so that they can achieve actual results and substantial improvement in their language learning.


At the North American Institute we recognize that the classroom, though an important part of language learning, is not the ultimate focus for students who want to gain true fluency. For that reason we employ an organic communicative approach in all our classes. Learn More >

Host Families

We work hard to place exchange students with host families where we believe you will be happy and settled. We do everything possible to match students with families who have similar hobbies and interests, share the same outlook on life and offer a warm and supportive environment. Learn More >


400meters west of the St. Vincent De Paul hospital in Heredia.
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