This GLA Experiential Language Curriculum™ integrates Spanish language learning into all aspects of the experience, allowing students to take away more of the culture, and also leave more behind. From community service to excursions and cultural events, language is given a new context.
This is the best way to learn Spanish – in a fun and meaningful way! Costa Rica is home to some of the world’s most beautiful mountain environments and a culture with warm and friendly people. Catapult your Spanish skills to the next level while volunteering in rural communities, studying the language, and enjoying the breathtaking biodiversity and adventure of Costa Rica. These Spanish immersion programs for teens are ideal for learning a new culture and language skills at the same time, as conversations with locals, combined with structured lessons, provide a balanced approach.
Work on family farms to build organic coffee cooperatives. Learn about sustainable and economical practices while helping protect the surrounding cloud forest. This is a great opportunity to practice your Spanish as you repair structures, make eco-bricks, and work alongside families committed to change.
There’s no better way to learn Spanish than immersing yourself and practicing with native speakers, while being coached by experienced teachers. Our GLA Experiential Language Curriculum ™ seamlessly integrates Spanish into many aspects of the program, including community service and cultural activities. Our unique combination of classes and community service allows beginners to quickly learn the basics and gives advanced speakers the confidence to communicate with locals. You’ll also learn about Costa Rican culture through workshops on dance, cooking, music and social issues.
We will explore a wide range of places in Costa Rica and go on excursions that will get your adrenaline pumping. You’ll zip line through the treetops of the forest, go rafting down roaring rapids, and visit an epic adventure park. You’ll also have the chance to explore Costa Rica’s world-class beaches, learn to surf and spend a night in bustling San Jose- complete with a tour of the city.