Unique Student Travel: Teens Love our High School Spanish Immersion Program in Costa Rica!

We have a long history of combining language immersion and student travel, and through our programs, high school Spanish students become more confident in Spanish, more independent, and more aware of the global possibilities for Spanish in their futures.

Summer 2016 dates:

  • 2 week program: June 22-July 5, 2016
  • 4 week program: June 22-July 19, 2016

Our trips to Costa Rica are more than just educational student travel and Spanish summer camps. We are Spanish teachers and intentionally integrate the four components below into our Spanish immersion programs so that our students can actually say they have Spanish as a practical skill for their futures. Click the links below to learn more about the 4 main components of our High School Spanish immersion programs in Costa Rica. It’s not hard to see how our trips are different than other student travel programs

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The 4 primary components of our Spanish immersion programs are:

Host Family Lodging – Spanish Only: Host families keep you speaking Spanish 24/7 during your Spanish immersion program and help you learn cultural insights that you would never pick up if you stayed in a hotel. Our two-week program includes a full week of host family lodging; this is nearly double the time that most student travel programs include.

Community Service – In Spanish: Service learning projects are a great way for you to lend a hand to those in need and to MAKE you speak Spanish to meet real objectives. It is both a language and humanitarian activity, and a central piece to our Spanish immersion programs. You may find service learning projects on other student travel programs, but rarely are they “language-rich” – meaning you have to accomplish real objectives in Spanish to complete the project.

Spanish Classes – Taught by Natives: Spanish classes help you sort out all the fast-paced language you hear day to day while on immersion. It’s difficult to make sense of everything as it comes; we integrate classes into your Spanish immersion program so that you can maximize all the day-to-day learning you’re doing. Since most other student travel programs don’t have a language immersion focus, there’s no need for class!

Adventure Travel – In Spanish: Costa Rica is possibly one of the most exciting (and safe) places to travel in Central America. Every Spanish immersion trip to Costa Rica should include some experiences at the beach, visiting volcanoes, and trekking through the rain forest. This is usually the strength of other student travel programs – but we of course integrate Spanish language into our adventures.

Summer Spanish Immersion Program Description:

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More than student travel:

Our High School Spanish Immersion trips in Costa Rica are specifically designed to improve your Spanish skills, help you gain cultural understanding, earn at least 20 service learning hours, and experience the beauty of Costa Rica. The four major components of this student travel experience are: Spanish classes, lodging with host families, community service, and adventure travel. Learn more about each of these components by clicking on the pictures above.

2-Week High School Spanish Immersion Program in 2016: June 22 – July 5

  • 14 days in country
  • 5 days of language school and community service projects
  • 10 nights with host family
  • 3 days at Manuel Antonio National Park and beach
  • 3 days of adventure in the Orosi Valley
  • Salsa and Merengue and dancing class & cooking classes
  • Cofffe tour and hot springs soak
  • Optional Waterfall Rappel

4-Week High School Spanish Immersion Program in 2016: June 22 – July 19

  • The full 2-week Spanish Immersion program plus the following:
  • 10 more nights with your host family
  • Attend 30 more hrs of Spanish classes
  • Provide approximately 25 – 30 more hrs of Community Service projects with your Costa Rican High School friends
  • Live and work at a rural chocolate farm for 4 days

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Two quick links for high school Spanish immersion:

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High School Spanish Immersion Program FAQs: