Arcos Journeys: Spanish Language & Costa Rican Culture

    Arcos Journeys: Spanish Language & Costa Rican Culture

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    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: Costa Rica
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks, Six Weeks, Four Weeks, Two Months, Three Weeks, Five Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Language
    • Sub-Categories: Spanish, Animals/Nature, Surfing, Hiking, Whitewater Rafting
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Application Deadline: 05/15/22
    • Call: (512) 380-1706
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    Learn Spanish in one of the most beautiful countries in the world - Costa Rica! Explore the cloud forests and tropical coastlines of this Central American country while immersing yourself in the Spanish language.

    Arcos Journeys Abroad provides quality academic support and assistance during your study abroad. Costa Rica is often referred to as the "Switzerland of the Americas" due to its natural beauty and political stability. It is among a minority of countries in the world that have no standing army. Students in this summer study abroad program will discover a country of friendly people and breathtaking landscapes.

    Costa Rica is roughly the size of West Virginia, yet it holds 5 percent of the world's biodiversity. The mountainous landscape is speckled with volcanoes, cascading waterfalls, and flowing rivers. Students in Costa Rica will have endless opportunities to practice and learn Spanish. It is considered one of the best places in the world to study Spanish due to the clear and enjoyable accent of its inhabitants.

    High school students in Arcos Journeys Abroad's summer programs in Costa Rica will study the Spanish language at the ATESA Spanish Institute, located in Atenas of central Costa Rica. The summer program is a homestay experience in which high school students will take Spanish classes in the mornings (from 9 to 12) to improve their Spanish skills. Classes are usually 5 students to a teacher. Facilities include both indoor and outdoor classrooms.

    The weekends and evenings are reserved for an abundance of cultural activities, excursions/travel, and volunteer/community service work. Cultural activities include hiking, dance class, market day, museum visits, cooking class, coffee tour, and a visit to a wildlife rescue enter. Students will also travel to the Pacific Beach (Manuel Antonio National Park), visit the Arenal Volcano and hot springs, engage in a rain forest zipline tour, visit La Fortuna Waterfall, travel to San Jose, and go white-water rafting!

    Cost and Session Information

    All summer programs include tuition, full room & board with host family, excursions, cultural activities, 24/7 onsite directors support, international medical insurance & much more!

    Reviews (3)

    • Fabulous Costa Rican Spanish Immersion Summer Program
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      Reviewed on 07/11/2021 by joannedykes

      Our daughter did the Arcos three-week Spanish immersion program in Atenas, Costa Rica this past summer. She had a wonderful experience and her Spanish improved significantly. I would highly recommend Arcos. Brent was wonderful about answering my many questions. The host family, the program director and the instructors were warm, welcoming and approachable. Our daughter loved walking into town with friends to explore and the weekend excursions to the beach and animal sanctuary. She had a blast in a safe and comfortable environment.

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      Reviewed on 05/11/2021 by Rafi@FORM-DesignStudio.com

      We are so grateful to Brent and the Arcos team for affording our daughter the extraordinary opportunity that was the Spanish Language

    • Great trip
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      Reviewed on 28/10/2021 by trudys

      My 15 y/o son spent three weeks in Costa Rico through ARCOS. It was an amazing trip- the program was communicative, responsive, and had planned out everything seamlessly. Highly recommend!

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