Costa Rica: Language & Culture

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Length

13 days

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Cities

San Carlos, Rio Celesta, La Fortuna

Program includes

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • 10 Nights of Accommodation with Host Family
  • 2 Nights of Hotel Accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Travelers Insurance
  • Conversational Spanish Immersion
  • Full Time Guidance & Assistance

Program highlights

  • 25 Hours of Spanish Classes
  • Local School Visits
  • Community Service
  • Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Rio Celeste Excursion
  • Rio Fortuna Waterfall
  • Hanging Bridges
  • Paradise Hot Springs
  • Ziplining & Water Rafting

Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure

  • Depart for San Jose, Costa Rica
  • San Jose Airport Pickup
  • Hotel Check In
  • Welcome Dinner & Group Discussions – The group will be taken for an authentic dinner with a variety of menu options to cater all diets.
  • Overnight at Hotel

Day 2 – San Carlos

  •  Breakfast – Day Briefing
  • Transfer to San Carlos (approx. 3 hours)
  • Introduction to Host Families
  • Town Orientation
  • Dinner with Host Family

Day 3 – La Fortuna

  • La Fortuna 7 AM – Breakfast – Day Briefing
  • Spanish Class – 1.5 hours
  • Hanging Bridges – Enjoy incredible adventure tours in the tropical rain forest through hanging bridges in front of the majestic Arena/ Volcano in La Fortuna Costa Rica.
  • Rio Fortuna Waterfall – La Fortuna waterfall is a thundering, towering cascade of water that hurdles down a steep canyon along La Fortuna river near the Arena/ volcano.
  • Paradise Hot Springs
  • Spanish Class – 1.5 hours
  • 8 PM – Dinner with Host Family

Day 4 – San Carlos

  • Breakfast – Day Briefing
  • Spanish Class – 1.5 hours
  • Full Day with Host Family – Students experience life as a local Costa Rican family and learn about their lifestyle and culture
  • Lunch & Dinner with Host Family Spanish Class – 1.5 hours

Day 5 – San Carlos

  • Breakfast – Day Briefing
  • Spanish Class – 1.5 hours
  • 9 AM – 5 PM – Elementary School Visit
  • Spanish Class – 1.5 hours
  • Dinner with Host Family

Day 6 – San Carlos

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Spanish Class – 1.5 hours
  • 9 AM – 12 PM – Community Service
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion
  • 6 PM – University Visit
  • Spanish Class – 1.5 hours
  • Dinner with Host Family

Day 7 – San Carlos

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Spanish Class – 1.5 hours
  • 9 AM – 4 PM – Elementary School Visit
  • Spanish Class – 1.5 hours
  • Dinner with Host Family

Day 8 – San Carlos

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Spanish Class – 1.5 hours
  • 9 AM – 11.30 AM – University Visit
  • Lunch Break
  • 1 PM – 4 PM – Elementary School Visit
  • Spanish Class – 1.5 hours
  • Dinner with Host Family

Day 9 – San Carlos

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Spanish Class – 1.5 hours
  • 9 AM – 12 PM – Elementary School Visit
  • Lunch Break
  • 1 PM – 4 PM – Community Service
  • Spanish Class – 1.5 hours
  • Dinner with Host Family

Day 10 – Rio Celeste

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • 8 AM -4 PM – Full Day Excursion to Rio Celeste – Winding through the verdant rainforest of Tenoryo Volcano National Park of Costa Rica, is a bright blue river called Rio Celeste. The river is formed by the confluence of two smaller rivers called the Sour Creek and the Good View River
  • Dinner with Host Family

Day 11 – San Carlos

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Spanish Class – 1.5 hours
  • 9 AM – 5 PM – Ziplining & Water Rafting Adventure
  • Spanish Class – 1.5 hours
  • Dinner with Host Family

Day 12 – San Jose

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Spanish Class – 1.5 hours
  • High School Visit Transfer to San Jose (approx. 3 hours) Souvenir Market
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing
  • Overnight at Hotel

Day 13 – Return

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart San Jose, Costa Rica for Home

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