Costa Rica: Education

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Length

14 days

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Cities

San Jose, Cartago, Alajuela

Program includes

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • 13 Nights of Homestay Accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner at Host Family
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Travelers Insurance
  • Full Time Guidance & Assistance

Program highlights

  • Shadowing at Elementary and High Schools
  • Lecture on Costa Rica Education System
  • Dance Classes
  • La Paz Waterfalls
  • Irazu & Poas Volcano
  • Coffee Plantation Visit
  • Excursion to Isla Tortuga
  • Jade Museum

Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure

  • Depart for San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Airport Transfer
  • Program Orientation & Meet & Greet Host Families
  • Dinner with Host Family

Day 2 – San Jose

  • Breakfast with Host Family
  • 9 AM – San Jose Historical & Cultural Walking Tour
    Central Avenue, Central Market and Gold Museum
  • Lunch Break
  • 3-5 PM – Spanish Classes
  • Dinner with Host Family

Day 3 – San Jose

  • Breakfast with Host Family
  • 7-11.30 AM – Colegio Monterrey.
  • Lunch Break
  • 1.30 PM – Lecture: ‘Education System in Costa Rica’
  • Dinner with Host Family

Day 4 – San Jose

  • Breakfast with Host Family
  • 7-11.30 AM – Colegio Monterrey.
  • Lunch Break
  • 4 PM – 2 for 1 Movie Night
  • Dinner with Host Family

Day 5 – San Jose

  • Breakfast with Host Family
  • 7-11.30 AM – Colegio Monterrey.
  • Lunch Break
  • 4 PM – Dance Class
  • Dinner with Host Family

Day 6 – Alajuela

  • Breakfast with Host Family
  • 8 AM – La Paz Waterfalls, Poas Volcano and Coffee
  • Plantation Excursion
  • Return to San Jose – Dinner with Host Family

Day 7 – Cartago

  • Breakfast with Host Family
  • 8.30 AM – 4.30 PM – Visit the Basilica, Orosí Valley,
  • Irazú Volcano & Coffee Tour
  • Return to San Jose – Dinner with Host Family

Day 8 – Isla Tortuga

  • Breakfast with Host Family
  • Beach Excursion to Isla Tortuga – Named after its
    turtle-shaped volcanic rock formations, Isla Tortuga is a small island set just off the tip of Nicoya Peninsula southern coast. The island offers a unique combination of white pristine beaches, palm trees, red volcanic rocks, verdant jungles and sparkling crystals that line the shores.
  • Return to San Jose – Dinner with Host Family

Day 9 – San Jose

  • Breakfast with Host Family
  • Public School Visit
  • Lunch Break
  • 3 PM – Dance Class
  • Dinner with Host Family

Day 10 – San Jose

  • Breakfast with Host Family
  • 7-11.30 AM – Colegio Monterrey
  • Lunch Break
  • 1-2 PM – Class Meeting
  • Dinner with Host Family

Day 11 – San Jose

  • Breakfast with Host Family
  • 7-11.30 AM – Colegio Monterrey
  • Lunch Break
  • Movie Night
  • Dinner with Host Family

Day 12 – San Jose

  • Breakfast with Host Family
  • Jade Museum – This museum houses the world’s largest collection of American jade, with an ample exhibition space of five floors offering seven exhibits. There are nearly 7000 finely crafted, well-conserved pieces, from translucent jade carvings depicting fertility goddesses, shamans, frogs and snakes to incredible ceramics (some reflecting Maya influences), including a highly unusual ceramic head displaying a row of serrated teeth.
  • Souvenir Shopping at Crafts Market
  • Free Afternoon
  • Dinner with Host Family

Day 13 – San Jose

  • Breakfast with Host Family
  • 7-11.30 AM – Colegio Monterrey
  • Lunch Break
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

Day 14 – Return

  • Breakfast with Host Family
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart San Jose, Costa Rica for Home

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