Tico Lingo: Teen Spanish Immersion Camp in Costa Rica


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: Costa Rica
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July, August
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Language
    • Sub-Categories: Spanish
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
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    Combining intensive Spanish classes, daily cultural activities, homestay accommodation, and weekend adventure tours, the 3-week Teen Spanish Immersion Camp fully immerses students in Costa Rican culture and language. The camp emphasises studying and acquiring Spanish through cultural immersion.

    The Teen Spanish Immersion Summer Camp is all-inclusive 3-week program that offers teens everything they’ll need to make lifelong friends, quickly advance their Spanish skills and connect with a Latin American community. 

    What's Included: 
    • Small Group Spanish classes, 15 hours/week, 4-5 students in class
    • Homestay Accommodation – 2 meals/day, laundry, wifi
    • Daily cultural activities – dance, yoga, art, cooking, soccer
    • Daily lunch provided at the school or in town
    • Weekend adventure tours like white water rafting and zip-line tours
    • Airport pick-up and drop-off
    • Chaperones 24/7; 7:1 student-chaperone ratio
    • Community service projects
    • Oral exam to ensure proper Spanish leveling
    • Program orientation and graduation ceremony
    • Official certificates for Spanish and volunteering
    • Souvenir Spanish camp t-shirt

    Reviews (3)

    • 2019 Times
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      Reviewed on 02/02/2021 by El Alcalde

      I did the Tico Lingo summer camp two years ago before pandemic times, before I went into Spanish classes @ my high-school. HS class day one was boring, day two I spoke w/ my teacher (in Spanish). Week two of class I got moved up to Spanish 2! Classes @ Tico and in Costa were way good because you mostly just speak all the time versus my current class which is way more grammar. My profesora Yobeth was so cool and funny. My host mom made super good food, I didn't know rice could taste that good. Make sure you get on a field-trip though Heredia is cool but you gotta check out the sights.

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      Reviewed on 04/02/2021 by SoccerErick

      Highschool spanish does not teach you anything! Tico Lingo does! :) I entered this program barely speaking and left conversationally confident. I was speaking with so many native speakers! We spoke Spanish like the WHOLE time in class (4-hours!) and then I would go home and hang out with my homestay family all evening in Spanish. Even the cultural activities Tico Lingo sets up are in Spanish. I loved the cooking class and still make the recipes I learned while on this program. The tours were amazing and my classmates were from all around the world. I met a kid from Haiti and a girl from London that I still stay in touch with today! Would recommend this program to anyone who really wants to advance their Spanish speaking abilities and have a super fun adventure in a very interesting place! Hope to be able to go back this summer. Gracias Tico Lingo! Say hi to teach Freddy for me!

    • Pura Vida Costa Rica!
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      Reviewed on 19/01/2021 by SaintAdam2004

      This camp was awesome! I went to Costa Rica for the first time to Tico Lingo in 2019. For this 3-week trip! I went with my younger sister, we were just 14 and 16 at the time. We had an absolute life changing experience on the camp and met other students from around the world. I loved loved loved my homestay family and still write them on whatsapp today lol. The staff was very nice, the food was great, Spanish class was sometimes boring but the teachers really made learning fun with games and activities and a talent show! We got to see the beach and the rain forest and my sister even took a surf lesson. We signed up again for the 2020 camp but... that didn't work out. 

      I would really really love to do this camp again and I recommend it to all my friends here in Kansas city. Loved Tico Lingo!

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