Learn spanish in the heart of the caribbean
Since 2003

General Policies

Making Changes

Local Holidays

Classes canceled in honor of local holidays will not be made up and are not subject to any refund. Holidays are listed with each program listings.

You may change your start date at anytime.

Arrival & Departure

For most programs, you should plan to arrive to your homestay on the day before classes begin and depart on the day after classes are completed.

With most programs, you can extend your homestay a few days before or after classes for an additional fee. Check with ALPI about the price. For airport pick-ups, ALPI must receive your airport arrival information at least 3 weeks prior to your start date.

Companions of Participants

In most programs, children, spouses and friends may accompany participants and live in the same homestay (homestay prices for companions vary for each program). Travel insurance is not provided for companions but is available at an extra charge.

Behavioral Expectations

Participants are expected to be courteous and respectful guests. Illegal drug use or abusive behavior at any age or alcoholic consumption by minors cannot be tolerated. ALPI reserves the right to refuse to serve, to cancel and/or terminate participation for any person who fails to comply with the policies of the program provider (e.g. school, tour operator, program organizer), or for any other reason deemed necessary, in the sole discretion of ALPI. ALPI further reserves the right, without escort and without refund to send home any participant who violates the rules stated above. The return trip will be at the expense of the participant or the participant’s family.


ALPI school is not responsible for any of the student’s actions that are destructive or dangerous.

Minimum age: 18 years

All students authorize ALPI to take the necessary measures in case of a medical emergency.
We recommend that students take out a medical insurance policy that is valid for the Dominican Republic.

Travel insurance is recommended, as is personal liability insurance for any claims that may arise outside instruction times. Please make sure that you have personal liability insurance, especially if you book family or apartment sharing accommodation.

ALPI will not be responsible for any lost, stolen, damaged or misplaced personal property.


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