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Spanish Immersion for Adults

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
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Make your payments for the Spanish Immersion for Adults program here!

The minimum deposit* to reserve your spot on the Spanish Immersion for Adults program is $500. If you would like to pay more than the minimum deposit payment for this trip, you may increase the quantity of the $500 payment, or you may enter a more specific amount by selecting the Remaining Balance Payment* option.

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*As detailed in the terms and conditions, program payments are non-refundable. A portion of your payment may be transferable to a future program. Please contact CGI program leaders ASAP if you anticipate a change in your travel plans to discuss your options.

**Update as of 5/16/18 – Due to the current political unrest in Nicaragua, this summer 2018 program has been transferred to Costa Rica. The start dates remain the same. Official State Department Info.

Winter ’18 Dates

  • Nicaragua: 2-week trip: 1/27 – 2/10, 2018
  • Nicaragua & Costa Rica: 3-week trip: 1/27 – 2/17
  • Nicaragua & Costa Rica: 4-week trip: 1/27 – 2/24
  • Costa Rica: 2-week trip: 2/10 – 2/24,
  • Costa Rica: 3-week trip: 2/10 – 3/3
  • Nicaragua & Costa Rica: 5-week trip: 1/27 – 3/3
  • Costa Rica: 5-week trip: 2/10 – 3/17
  • Nicaragua & Costa Rica: 6-week trip: 1/27 – 3/17

What is the registration & trip preparation process like?

There are a handful of steps that start with payment today to reserve your spot on the upcoming trip:

Step 1: Reserve your spot by making payment here on this page

Step 2: Fill out your travel registration (Contact information, passport details, emergency contact, program goals, etc). We’ll send you the link.

Step 3: Find flights into MGA (Airport in Managua, Nicaragua) or SJO (Airport in San José, Costa Rica) depending on your program.

Step 4: Start your pre-departure course to get ready for your trip!

Step 5: Work with your travel team to prepare your outreach projects


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3 reviews for Spanish Immersion for Adults

Margie Obendorf
Rated 5 out of 5

My experience with Common Ground and their immersion program was very positive. Before I arrived I was a little nervous and also wondered if I could gain that much in two weeks. But the hosts, Leslie and Rory, understand well what immersion students go through and quickly helped me feel comfortable. The program is also very full and supports the students efforts to learn Spanish very well. I found that at the end of two weeks I had both picked up more Spanish and become much more comfortable speaking the language than I had hoped. In addition, everyone involved was both helpful and supportive and made for an engaging and happy learning environment. I am very happy that I went

L. Seto
Rated 5 out of 5

I attended the immersion for adults for 2 weeks in June of 2016, and I couldn't have been more satisfied with my experience. I wanted to gain confidence in using the little bit of Spanish I knew (from high school many years ago) in the non-medical hospital setting where I was about to begin work. The leadership of this program was so professional and yet so personally supportive, it made me feel safe to take risks with using my Spanish and exploring away from my English-speaking colleagues.
I just enrolled in a Spanish class at my local community college and I can't believe how much more confident I am in knowing how to ask my questions and make comments about the classwork in Spanish---and this is just Spanish 1, second semester! I am planning to return to Costa Rica for another immersion program next summer because of how it stretched me so successfully and yet responded well to my fears and uncertainties along the way. Experiencing the culture and food firsthand through living with a family was definitely the best way to go. My host family and I are still maintaining contact via email.

E. Wells
Rated 5 out of 5

The Common Ground International Spanish Immersion trip was a trip of a life time. It is well organized, but be ready to be busy. There is little down time! San Isidro de Heredia is a wonderful town. Big enough to explore, but small enough that it is not overwhelming. My host family was warm and welcoming and made the whole experience even better. I learned a lot everyday and felt I was able to use what I learned while I was in Costa Rica. ELEC school was also a great experience. The teachers were professional and well prepared and the teacher to student ratio allowed for individualized attention while also being able to learn from the fellow students. The school grounds and buildings are beautifully maintained and the view into San Jose is amazing. Saphire is a great leader and is also very open and helpful if you are having any issues or concerns. Overall I was extremely pleased with my Costa Rica immersion trip. I do wish there had been some more time to spend in town and get to know San Isidro de Heredia better and also use some Spanish in an every day setting outside of school and the home stay. However, my three week visit made me feel comfortable that I could go back to visit Costa Rica or another Spanish speaking country and know that I could make my way around and be understood.

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