Teens Love our Spanish Immersion Programs in Costa Rica – 2 more spots open for summer 2015!

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Common Ground International has a long history of helping high school Spanish students become more proficient in Spanish. Our trips to Costa Rica are more than just educational travel and Spanish summer camps; we are Spanish teachers, so we 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:

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.

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.

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.

Adventure Travel – In Spanish: Costa Rica is possibly one of the most exciting (and safe) places to travel in Central America. Every Spanish immersion program or trip to Costa Rica should include some experiences at the beach, visiting volcanoes, and trekking through the rain forest.

Summer Spanish Immersion Program Description:

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More than Spanish language immersion:

General Spanish Program Video:

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 community service hours, and experience the beauty of Costa Rica. The four major components of this experience are: Spanish classes, lodging with host families, community service, and adventure travel. Click on the pictures above to learn more about each component of our trips.

2-Week High School Spanish Immersion Program:
6/24 – 7/7, 2015

  • 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, Merengue, & cooking classes
  • Zipline Canopy tour
  • Optional Waterfall Rappel

4-Week High School Spanish Immersion Program:
6/24 – 7/21, 2015

  • 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
  • Interview a Costa Rican professional who works in a career you’re interested in

Complete the Form Below to See High School Spanish Immersion Program Costs and Inclusions. 3 more spots open for Summer ’15

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