10-Day Guided Language Immersion Program in Costa Rica
Immerse yourself in tico life and natural history. Begin your adventure by meeting your host family and experiencing everyday living in Costa Rica (2-3 students per family). Then rejoin your group to tour a local farm, hike the rainforest, visit a volcano and explore the natural wonders of this lush paradise.
The order of this itinerary is subject to change.
Arrive in San José, transfer to your hotel.
Begin your day with a refreshing hike through Poás Volcano National Park. After lunch continue on to Sarapiquí, where you will spend the next three days with your tico host family.
Note: 2-3 students will be placed per family on this program.
Take in your surroundings as you experience the thrill of whitewater rafting.
Explore the trails and hanging bridges of Tirimbina Reserve. Later, enjoy una mejenga (a pickup soccer game) with your host community!
Greet the day with a cacao tour to learn how chocolate is made. Then, bid farewell to your tico hosts and travel to Arenal volcano. Stop at a secluded waterfall, where you’ll hike down to the refreshing pool below. Unwind from your fun-filled day with a relaxing dip in the area’s natural hot springs.
Head to an organic tropical farm, where you will get to work with local farmers. Learn about tropical crops, milk cows, squeeze sugar cane juice and more. Jobs are based on the current needs of the farm at the time of travel. Later, zip line through the vast jungle canopy!
On your way to the coast, visit a typical school and meet Costa Rican kids just like you.
Visit the lovely Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the country's most popular national parks due to its unique mix of beaches, tropical forest and abundant wildlife. Here you will have up-close views of white-faced capuchin and squirrel monkeys, sluggish sloths and black iguanas.
Explore the local town of Manuel Antonio and enjoy time at the ocean before returning to San José for a guided walking tour in Costa Rica's capital city.
Depart for the U.S. with a lifetime of memories!
What Others Are Saying
“My host dad made jokes in Spanish all the time, and by the end of the week I could make jokes back in Spanish, which made me proud.”
“The tour guides gave us excellent historical and cultural information about Costa Rica. It was great to be able to visit both the urban and rural areas to experience Costa Rican culture in those atmospheres.”