International Admissions

Families Study Abroad

The Cloud Forest School has long welcomed visiting international families to our campus in the clouds. Our visiting students provide wonderful diversity to our campus and are excellent English language models for our local students. Our visiting parents have helped the CFS move forward by leaps and bounds as they share their expertise, gifts, and skills with our organization. From carpentry to fundraising, from dance to computers, our visiting families provide our school with immeasurable gifts.

Hear from Previous Families:

Visiting Family Testimonials


Recommended Reading for International Families

Tuition and Logistics:

Please see 2017-2018 tuition rates below. Any questions can be directed to Robi at

International Tuition Rates 2017-2018

Payment Options

CFS Visiting Family Info Packet

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High School Students Study Abroad

To date, our high school exchange students have hailed  from Europe, Mexico and the United States for either a semester or a whole calendar year. These adventurous young people live with one of our local CFS families. Our exchange students find that their world view expands exponentially not only as they learn a new language, but as they live immersed within an authentic Costa Rican family unit. Many of our semester-long exchange students have wanted to stay on for a whole school year – and some do just that!


Exchange student information packet

CFS Recommendation Form

Objectives High School Study Abroad Program

Contract Minors Exchange Students

Exchange Student Tuition Rates 2017-2018

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