Middle School Spanish Immersion Class Trip

Middle School Spanish Immersion Class Trip

Middle School Spanish Immersion – Student Travel Program in Costa Rica:

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Spanish Immersion for Emerging Speakers


  • 10-day spring break & summer trips
  • 2wk – 4wk summer trips
  • Interactive & communicative Spanish classes at local language school (Pacific coast, Cloud forest or Central Valley locations)
  • Host family lodging & cultural activities
  • Adventure tours
  • Optional community service / service learning using Spanish
  • Flexible budgeting
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Leaders committed to:
    • safety
    • creating fun, meaningful language and cultural interactions
    • helping your students become comfortable speaking Spanish

Upcoming Trips:

8th Grade Class Trip / Introduction to Immersion: June 6th – June 16th, 2019 (give or take a couple days on either end to accommodate best flight arrangements)

Open to:

  • 8th grade students at St. Timothy’s school
  • 8th grade students from schools across the nation
  • Limited to 20 students

Trip Objectives:

  • To gain Spanish proficiency in a native language setting through a variety of contexts including: direct Spanish instruction, cultural activities, host family exchanges, volunteer work and adventure excursions.
  • To learn about another culture by living with host families, interacting with local kids through volunteer work and community activities.
  • To grow personally by experiencing life through another cultural perceptive. To learn about oneself from being stretched outside of student’s comfort zone.

Registration deadline:

  • Nov. 1st, 2018 — St. Timothy Group Registration Deadline 
  • Feb. 1st, 2019 –8th grade students not part of St. Timothy School

Trip price & Inclusions: $2500-$2700 (priced will be determined once we have a firm number of participants)

  • What is included?

    • Pre-departure preparation (virtual & meeting with trip leaders)
    • Host family stay
    • 2 meals/day while with host family
    • Private in-country transportation
    • 12 hours of Spanish classes & materials
    • 24/7 adult supervision
    • 2 Guided adventure excursions
    • Hotel lodging & breakfast while on excursions
    • National Park entrances, guides & tips
    • Hot springs entrance
    • zip-line excursions
    • Travel insurance with secondary medical coverage
    • Assistance arranging your flights on group flight
  • What else do I need to budget for?

    • Round trip flights (these will be chaperoned by trip leaders)
    • 10 Lunches: $5 – $7 on average or Brownbag: $2–$3
    • 6 Dinners while on excursion portion of the program: $10-$12 
    • Optional surf lessons ($50)
    • Souvenirs & other day to day snacks, etc.

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Questions? Contact Leslie Foster

Registration Process:

  1. Follow link to our online store
  2. Pay your deposit
  3. Receive detailed email with longer registration form and next steps
  4. Start your pre-departure course (Jan. 2019)


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