Costa Rica: Intercultural Communication

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Length

29 days

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Price

Pension Accommodation
$4,357* – Ratio 15:2
$3,810* – Ratio 30:2
Homestay Accommodation
$3,622* – Ratio 15:2
$3,075* – Ratio 30:2
*All prices already includes a $25 additional fee for direct student’s payments.
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Dates

June 25 – July 23, 2023

Program includes

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • 28 Nights of Hotel Accommodation
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Daily Breakfast 
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • Cooking Class and Dinner
  • Full Time Guide & Assistance 
  • Travelers Insurance
  • Daily Classroom Space

Program Highlights

  • Mirador de Samara Walk
  • Diria Processing Plant Coffee tour
  • Isla Chora Ocean Kayaking & Snorkeling
  • Rincon de La Vieja National Park
  • Ostional Wildlife Refuge
  • Camaronal Wildlife Refuge
  • Local Markets
  • San Juanillo Beach
  • La Roca Waterfall

Itinerary

DAY 1 – DEPARTURE – Sunday, June 25

Depart Home for Liberia, Costa Rica
Arrive in Liberia, Costa Rica

Transfer to Samara (approx. 2 hours)

Orientation Walking Tour –The group will meet their host family and become oriented with the neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc.  

Welcome Dinner – The group will be taken for an authentic dinner with a variety of menu options to cater all diets.

 

DAY 2 – SAMARA – Monday, June 26

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Group Classes – ‘Spanish & Intercultural Communication’

Group Dinner (with the homestay option)

 

DAY 3 – SAMARA – Tuesday, June 27

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Group Classes – ‘Spanish & Intercultural Communication’

Group Dinner (with the homestay option)

 

DAY 4 – SAMARA – Wednesday, June 28

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Group Classes – ‘Spanish & Intercultural Communication’

Group Dinner (with the homestay option)

 

DAY 5 – SAMARA – Thursday, June 29

Breakfast & Day Briefing
Group Classes – ‘Spanish & Intercultural Communication’

Group Dinner (with the homestay option)

DAY 6 – SAMARA – Friday, June 30

Breakfast  & Day Briefing

Structured Free Time 

Group Dinner (with the homestay option)

 

DAY 7 – SAMARA – Saturday, July 1

Breakfast & Day Briefing
Mirador de Samara Walk – Take in an extraordinary view of Samara, unlike areas to the north, thick tropical dry forest borders Samara.  

La Roca Waterfall

Group Dinner (with the homestay option)

 

DAY 8 – LIBERIA – Sunday, July 2

Breakfast  & Day Briefing

Diria Processing Plant Coffee tour

Return to Samara 

Group Dinner (with the homestay option)

 

DAY 9 – SAMARA – Monday, July 3

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Group Classes – ‘Spanish & Intercultural Communication’

Group Dinner (with the homestay option)

 

DAY 10 – SAMARA – Tuesday, July 4

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Group Classes – ‘Spanish & Intercultural Communication’

Group Dinner (with the homestay option)

 

DAY 11 – SAMARA – Wednesday, July 5

Breakfast & Day Briefing
Group Classes – ‘Spanish & Intercultural Communication’

Group Dinner (with the homestay option)

 

DAY 12 – SAMARA – Thursday, July 6

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Group Classes – ‘Spanish & Intercultural Communication’

Group Dinner (with the homestay option)

 

DAY 13 – SAMARA – Friday, July 7

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Isla Chora Ocean Kayaking & Snorkeling – Isla Chora is a small island about a 30 minute paddle off the beach of Playa Samara. Discover the secluded beach with amazing views back to Samara and the mountains behind it. Walk into the shallow and warm waters where you will discover reefs teaming with tropical fish. Some local wildlife will likely be curious and visit you: the large iguanas and raccoons.Our local guide will take you snorkeling near the island where you can find several types of fish. The waters around Samara are safe. 

Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Group Dinner (with the homestay option)

 

DAY 14 – LIBERIA – Saturday, July 8

Breakfast & Day Briefing
Transfer to Rincón de la Vieja (approx. 3.5 hours)

Rincon de La Vieja National Park – With volcanic steam vents, bubbling mud pots and rainforest, Rincon de la Vieja National Park makes a great day trip in northern Guanacaste.

Optional Tubing Adventure

Return to Samara

Group Dinner (with the homestay option)

 

DAY 15 – OSTIONAL/SAN JUANILLO – Sunday, July 9

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Ostional Wildlife Refuge – The Ostional Wildlife Refuge protects marine turtle species, such as the Olive Ridley (Lora) and Leatherback (Baula) at Playa Ostional on the Nicoya Peninsula Costa Rica. Arribadas at this beach are considered the largest in the world, with as many as a million sea turtle eggs laid in the beach nesting areas each year.

San Juanillo Beach This beach has white sand, clear turquoise water and an amazing view point. Additionally, it’s a less touristy beach in a very small town, which makes it perfect to see another local area of Guanacaste.

Return to Samara

Group Dinner (with the homestay option)

 

 

DAY 16 – SAMARA – Monday, July 10

Breakfast & Day Briefing
Group Classes – ‘Spanish & Intercultural Communication’

Group Dinner (with the homestay option)

 

DAY 17 – SAMARA – Tuesday, July 11

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Group Classes – ‘Spanish & Intercultural Communication’

Group Dinner (with the homestay option)

 

DAY 18 – SAMARA – Wednesday, July 12

Breakfast & Day Briefing
Group Classes – ‘Spanish & Intercultural Communication’

Group Dinner (with the homestay option)

 

DAY 19 – SAMARA – Thursday, July 13

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Group Classes – ‘Spanish & Intercultural Communication’

Group Dinner (with the homestay option)

 

DAY 20 – SAMARA – Friday, July 14

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Group Dinner (with the homestay option)

 

DAY 21 – SAMARA – Saturday, July 15

Breakfast & Day Briefing
Camaronal Wildlife Refuge – Camaronal Wildlife Refuge is located in northwest Costa Rica on the Nicoya Peninsula.  It was created in 1994 to protect sea turtles that utilize the beach for nesting from June to January. The main attraction for wildlife within the refuge is the nesting turtles which lay eggs most nights between May through November.  They also lay eggs less frequently throughout the rest of the year, but this is much less predictable.  Turtles that nest here include Olive Ridley, Leatherback, Hawksbill and Pacific Green Turtles.

 

DAY 22 – SAMARA – Sunday, July 16

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Free Day

Group Dinner (with the homestay option)

 

DAY 23 – SAMARA – Monday, July 17

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Group Classes – ‘Spanish & Intercultural Communication’

Group Dinner (with the homestay option)

 

Day 24 – SAMARA – Tuesday, July 18

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Group Classes – ‘Spanish & Intercultural Communication’

Group Dinner (with the homestay option)

 

DAY 25SAMARA – Wednesday, July 19

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Group Classes – ‘Spanish & Intercultural Communication’

Group Dinner (with the homestay option)

 

DAY 26SAMARA – Thursday, July 20

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Group Classes – ‘Spanish & Intercultural Communication’

Group Dinner (with the homestay option)

 

DAY 27SAMARA – Friday, July 21

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Local Markets

Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Cooking Class and Dinner – The hands-on cultural cooking class is designed to help you dive deep into the fascinating side of Costa Rica’s food heritage. Based on foods in the season the menu will include some of the following dishes: typical breakfast with coffee choriada, casados, chicken or fish casserole, coconut chicken with lemon leaves, tortillas, empanadas or cheese sticks, seafood dishes, ceviche, and fajitas with the chef’s secret sauce and tamales.

Group Dinner (with the homestay option)

 

DAY 28SAMARA – Saturday, July 22
Group Lunch (included) – Experience how to cook corn-based tortillas and enjoy lunch with one of the local families

Farewell Dinner & Program Closing – The group will be taken for an authentic dinner with a variety of menu options to cater all diets.

Group Dinner (with the homestay option)

 

DAY 29RETURN – Sunday, July 23

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Airport Transfer

Depart Liberia, Costa Rica for Home

Group Dinner (with the homestay option)

For any additional information or questions please email us at: Info@studyabroadassociation.com

Payments Schedule

$500 is due and payable by February 25, 2023.

50% of the remaining amount is due and payable by March 27th, 2023.

The remaining amount is due and payable by April 26th, 2023.

For any additional information or questions please email us at: Info@studyabroadassociation.com

*Note: When you make a payment please leave a note with: School Name, Name of the Program, Name and Surname

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