I am planning a semester stay in Costa Rica with my family for language school and volunteer work. I think I'm fairly informed about the residency statuses and the mechanics of the 90-day tourist visa (extended by the 72-hour shuffle to Nicaragua or Panama), and I was hoping to get student visas for my wife and myself so that we could avoid the logistic hassle of that shuffle.
However, what I haven't yet been able to find a clear answer about is whether all my children also need student visas, or if a parent's visa is good enough for them to enter. What will be required for my children aside from valid passports, if anything?
My family and I are US citizens.