DAY 1
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San José

Upon arrival in San José, transfer to your hotel.

Included Meals: None

DAY 2
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Arenal

Visit a local market on your way to beautiful Arenal. Paint your own traditional oxcart wheel in an artisan workshop in Sarchí. Then stop at the majestic La Fortuna waterfall and take a dip in its refreshing waters!

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3
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Arenal

Spend the morning visiting a local school and getting to know students just like you! Afterwards, head to a beautiful organic farm where you’ll learn about the tropical plants and traditional techniques of the area before enjoying lunch. Cap off the evening with a visit to local hot springs!

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4
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Family Stay

Cruise through the canopies as you zipline through the trees! Then, it’s time to meet your local host family! After transfering to the family stay community you’ll be free to enjoy the afternoon and meals with your familia tica.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAYS 5-8
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Family Stay

Enjoy meals and time with your host family.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9
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Return

Transfer to the airport and head back to the United States with a lifetime of memories!

Included Meals: Breakfast

Our Goal
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Xperitas, we work with teachers to provide their students with outstanding language and cultural immersion experiences. As a nonprofit we are mission driven. We believe that when students have an authentic experience outside of the classroom, using their language skills in a different culture, they make a deeper cultural connection. Our programs are designed to inspire students to make personal connections with communities worldwide and gain greater cultural competency. The benefits of student language immersion travel abroad reported to us by teachers, parents and the students themselves are as follows: 

  • A better understanding of language and the nuance of dialect 

  • An understanding of language within the context of the culture 

  • A greater awareness of different perspectives  

  • A sense of increased independence, self-sufficiency, and cultural competence 

What Others Are Saying

Helen, student

Costa Rica

“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.”

Alyssa, student

Costa Rica

“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.”