Day 1
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San Juan

Arrive in San Juan and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner to introduce you to the fabulous Puerto Rican cuisine!

Included Meals: Dinner

Day 2
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Fajardo

Start out with a walking tour of Old San Juan and Fort San Cristóbal. Then head east to Fajardo, where you’ll navigate the waters of a bioluminescent bay by kayak, an adventure you’ll never forget.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3
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Fajardo

Set sail on a catamaran and enjoy an amazing snorkeling experience.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4
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Family Stay

Observe the natural wonders of Puerto Rico during a guided hike through El Yunque Rainforest. On the way back to San Juan, stop at the Paseo Tablado de Piñones to learn about mangroves and the local ecosystem. Then visit a ceremonial cave. Later, experience the rhythms of the Afro-Caribbean culture during a Bomba y Plena workshop before you meet your host family (2-3 students per host family).

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5
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Family Stay

Enjoy breakfast with your familia puertorriqueña and begin your first day of Spanish classes. In the afteroon, explore the local farmer’s market through a fun scavenger hunt. Later, learn about Puerto Rico’s indigenous cultures and art at the Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte de la Universidad de San Juan. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6
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Family Stay

Head south for a tour of Guavate. Learn how to cook traditional Puerto Rican food and enjoy an authentic lechón lunch.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7
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Family Stay

After Spanish class in the morning, perfect your dance moves with a salsa dancing class. Later, take in a movie in Spanish at a local theater. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Day 8
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Family Stay

After Spanish class, spend the rest of the day participating in a volunteer activity.

Inlcuded Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9
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Family Stay

Begin the day with a final Spanish class and then soak up the island lifestyle with a relaxing afternoon at the beach.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10
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Return

Bid farewell to your Puerto Rican hosts and transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Note
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The order of this itinerary may be subject to change.

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

Melissa, parent

Puerto Rico

“I traveled abroad as a teen and was extremely happy to give my daughter a similar experience. I am glad she had a good time and was able to be so far from home and feel independent while still in a safe situation with the chaperones.” 

Ken, parent

Puerto Rico

“Our son’s sharing of his experience opened our eyes to the culture of Puerto Rico.”

Patti, parent

Puerto Rico

“It’s hard to let my daughter go that far away and be gone that long, but it was a once in a lifetime experience for her and I’m glad that she got to experience it.”