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September to May



The Score Villa is situated on an attractive, sloping property with private homes around it and a view of the mountains to the south. It is a gated property with security.

Our location is in the middle of a middle class residential area on the southeast edge of the capital city of San Jose. Churches, restaurants, pharmacies, grocery stores, and a post office are all within walking distance.

Costa Rica is a tropical country situated between 8 and 11 degrees above the equator. It has only two seasons: dry and wet! The dry season with very little rain is generally between late December and April and the wet season lasts the rest of the year – May through November, but still offers an average of about 5 hours of daily sunshine. CR is a primarily Catholic country.Spanish is the official language of CR. Gallo Pinto is a rice and bean mixture, and is one of the staple dishes of the country. The currency is colones, and the exchange rate varies from 500 to 600 colones to one dollar.

Our ministry partner in CR is Score International.

Students minister in their local churches, doing things from teaching English to working in the children’s ministry. Missions trip to a neighboring country (Panama, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic)

Each morning the students participate in their Spanish class, and in the afternoon they have Bible class. The evenings are free for homework or student activities. Ministry takes place on the weekends. Each student attends services at their home church each Sunday.

“I have made so many wonderful and lifelong memories this year. Being a part of a Costa Rican church and just building relationships with the ticos has been a wonderful blessing. The excursions that we went on as a group were a lot of fun. I have grown a lot spiritually and as a person. I will never forget the friends I’ve made…we are so much like a family.” – Heather Ray

“I’ve really loved this year in Costa Rica. Its been a huge life-changing event…so many memories have been made.” – Brittanie