The owner of the Residence is Prof. Randolph von Breymann, a University of Costa Rica professor (retired after 35 years of academic life) with ample experience teaching international students. For 15 years he has owned and operated a boutique hotel providing short–term accommodation to international academics who come to participate in academic meetings (conferences, seminars, workshops) organized by the University of Costa Rica.
The professor also owns and personally manages a University Residence which provides quality housing to international students who come to study at the University of Costa Rica. We offer specially discounted monthly rates, maintaining the same high standards of design as our boutique hotel.
“Residencia Universitaria Alma Mater” was conceived to satisfy the special needs of a younger clientele, providing a student friendly atmosphere in which to study and live, in a privileged location, walking distance from the University. You will feel right at home at our Residence, enjoy our unique character and ambience, as well as the company of other students from different parts of the world
Prof. von Breymann is very respectful of your privacy but is available in case of an emergency or a special need. A full-time live-in housemother is responsible for the operation and up-keep of the residence. She can assist you on where to shop and how to move around the neighborhood and is willing to help you practice your spanish and share with you her experience on how locals prepare their food.
We have ample experience withstudents,as over the past 10 years our Residence has housed manystudy–abroad programs,
associated with the University of Costa Rica, including: