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Many of our homestay families in San Jose have worked with Veritas for years. Our staff personally interviewed and vetted new families, including a home visit to ensure that the accommodations meet our standards. We evaluate homestay accommodations based on distance from the university campus, general neighborhood environment, overall appearance, cleanliness, size of the home, student accommodations, and living space. In addition, homestays in Atenas provide the cultural experience of Costa Rican family customs in smaller towns and rural areas. All families that work with Veritas undergo different training modules throughout the year and can coordinate meetings with our onsite psychologist if any problem arises. You can choose where you would like to set your base and experience, and you can also do a combination of both sites if you want to experience both towns. In San Jose, you will have a private room, breakfast, and dinner seven days a week. Laundry service is provided once a week. You can buy lunch at the campus cafeteria or nearby caf├ęs during the week for $7-$10. All families live within walking distance (less than 2 kilometers) from campus. Veritas also provides a free shuttle service for students with evening classes or extracurricular activities. The safety of our students is a priority. If you are staying with a Host Family in Atenas, you can travel to San Jose on the days of your course and participate in other rural activities happening in Atenas.

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