Summer Abroad Programs: High School Spanish Immersion Trips

High School Spanish Immersion Trips

High School Spanish Student Travel

Spanish Summer Abroad for Teens

Summer Study Programs in Latin America

Amazing Summer Spanish Immersion Trips for High Schoolers

OUR MISSION IS…

To breathe life into your Spanish and prepare teens for a global marketplace and a bilingual future! High school students will gain Spanish fluency, cultural understanding, independence, and be pushed outside their comfort zone on this adventure of a lifetime!

CHOOSE YOUR SUMMER ABROAD PROGRAM

Costa Rica

Spanish Immersion Adventure Program in Costa Rica
  • Highlights

2, 3 & 4 Week Programs

  • Host family stay – Live like a local
  • Spanish classes 15 – 40 hrs.
  • Community service projects – work with local children
  • Beach & surfing lesson
  • National park excursions with local guides
  • Volcanoes & waterfalls
  • Toucans, sloths, monkeys and more
  • Zip-line & hanging bridges
  • Volcanic hot springs
  • Organic chocolate farm experience (4wk program)
  • Salsa & cumbia dancing classes
  • Cooking classes
  • Location

Manuel Antonio, Santo Domingo, Volcan Arenal & Chocolate Farm

  • 2024 Dates

2 Week Programs:
– June  27 – July 11, 2024
– July 18 – Aug. 1st, 2024
3 Week Program:
– June 27- July 18, 2024
4 Week Program:
– June 27 – July 24, 2024

  • 24/7 Support

24/7 leadership, coordination & support by engaging program leaders

2- weeks: $3,875
3- weeks: $5,175
4- weeks: $6,150

  • Possible to combine with Ecuador programs

Ecuador

Spanish Immersion + Amazon Backpacking Adventure
  • Highlights

2 Week Program

  • Host family stay – live like a local
  • 15 hrs. of Spanish classes
  • Straddle the equator at Mitad del Mundo
  • Travel through the Ruta de Cascadas – Gateway to the Amazon
  • 5 days Amazon backpacking adventure
  • Work with local biologists and geologists in Amazon
  • Experience the Inca Empire while standing at the temple of sun & moon
  • Soak in volcanic hot springs
  • Explore Cajas National Park
  • Location

Cuenca & Amazon Cloud Forest

  • 2024 Dates

2 Week Program:
– June 13-26, 2024 (+/- 1 day)

  • 24/7 Support

24/7 leadership, coordination & support by engaging program leaders

  • Combine with Costa Rica programs

Save your IMMERSION Spot!

This teen Spanish immersion program fills on a first come, first served basis. Reserve your spot – no obligation – no credit card, just 30 days to help you coordinate your schedule!

Why travel with Common Ground International (CGI)?

We’re different from most student travel programs. We specialize in taking a deep dive into Spanish and cultural immersion. It’s like a study abroad program for teens but with the safety parameters and leadership for high school students. Teens walk away with…

  • More fluency in Spanish

  • A deeper respect for diverse lifestyles & cultural perspectives

  • More maturity, independence & appreciation of their home life

  • A global perspective

  • Friends & family from Latin America

  • A life-changing experience (great for college applications)

If your goal is to become a better Spanish speaker then you’ve landed in the right place. Our objective is Spanish and cultural immersion.
These 4 program elements guarantee you walk way more fluent, with greater cultural understanding, more mature and independent

HOST FAMILY LODGING

Host families keep you speaking Spanish 24/7 AND you learn cultural insights that you would never pick up if you stayed in a hotel.

Host families go through a rigorous vetting process as they are an integral piece of this program.

SPANISH CLASSES
Taught by native Spanish speakers

Your fluency will increase on immersion and Spanish classes help you sort out all the fast paced language you hear daily.

Spanish classes help you maximize all the day-to-day learning you’re doing outside of class.

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

Spanish and humanitarian work mix to create the ultimate learning opportunity, not just about Spanish but about life!

This is a fantastic way for you to lend a hand to those in need while speaking Spanish to meet real objectives.

ADVENTURE TRAVEL

Every Spanish immersion trip should include some adventure to the hot spots and hidden gems.

Experience beaches, volcanoes, trekking through the rain forest, ziplining, volcanic hot springs y mucho más!

Testimonials

“We chose the 4-week Costa Rica immersion program. I believe my rising 10th grader said it best after her return: “Mom, if I hadn’t gone I wouldn’t be who I am now. I have friends from all over the country, my Spanish has improved so much, and I don’t think there are many people who can say they’ve worked on a real chocolate farm.” The program offered so much: community service opportunities with local children, a high school visitation program to meet Costa Rican peers, 3 weeks living with a kind local family and 3 weeks of Spanish instruction…and that doesn’t even touch the adventures. I cannot begin to share all the program offered. And I can see the growth and confidence my daughter gained from the experience.

– Sarah Craig

“Common Ground International does an amazing job with their Spanish Immersion program. It was everything that I had anticipated for my teenagers to experience, and more! Both of my kids were not really excited about going to “school” over summer, but both have said that the school part of the program was perhaps the most interesting and fun part of it. The host families are truly special. My children really felt right at home almost immediately. It was more than just immersion though. By the end of the two weeks, both of them said that they could have stayed for a third week. They have made friends from across the country and continue to keep in touch with them. They also now have a “family” in Costa Rica whom they continue to communicate with as well!”

– James Crowther

“Common Ground International does an amazing job with their Spanish Immersion program. It was everything that I had anticipated for my teenagers to experience, and more! Both of my kids were not really excited about going to “school” over summer, but both have said that the school part of the program was perhaps the most interesting and fun part of it. The host families are truly special. My children really felt right at home almost immediately. It was more than just immersion though. By the end of the two weeks, both of them said that they could have stayed for a third week. They have made friends from across the country and continue to keep in touch with them. They also now have a “family” in Costa Rica whom they continue to communicate with as well!”

– James Crowther

More reasons to join our summer study programs

We’re more than Guides

Program leaders are onsite 24/7 leading, guiding, debriefing this incredible culture experience! Our trip leaders have decades of experience, so we can focus completely on the student’s safety, Spanish development and cultural experiences!

You know where we live

We’re a Colorado-based family business with a clear track record of amazing Spanish immersion programs. You can call us any time and get your questions answered immediately. We have a LONG track record of combining safety, fun and learning to offer the best personalized Spanish Immersion Programs since 2003.

We offer the best language and cultural outcomes

High school students gain confidence in speaking Spanish, acquire independence, and an awareness of the global possibilities for Spanish in their futures. We guarantee Spanish growth more than any other program available!

We prepare you before you travel

We prepare you before you depart! There is no guesswork, you can hit the ground running to avoid cultural and language learning obstacles and maximize your travel experience!

Expect the unexpected
Have an open mind
Your Spanish will improve but you’ll be out of your comfort zone
Definitely do 4 weeks
Relax and enjoy it… it goes by so fast.


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Diversity and Inclusivity on Spanish Immersion

Our mission of Impacting Communities Through Language extends to ALL travelers and learners regardless of age, gender identity, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation or identity, and socioeconomic status.

Diversity and inclusivity on Spanish Immersion
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