Join us this summer for a dynamic combination of interactive Spanish lessons paired with endless opportunities to practice your language skills out of the classroom. Experience the best that Costa Rica has to offer while also doing valuable volunteer work.
This program is a dynamic combination of interactive Spanish lessons and practicing your language skills while performing valuable service work and helping out the community! You will take lessons in gorgeous open-air classrooms surrounded by nature in both the mountainous jungle town of Turrialba and the beachside community in the Caribbean town Puerto Viejo, as well as the Pacific towns of Manuel Antonio and Tamarindo. You will take lessons every morning with local teachers while incorporating fun activities like playing games, singing songs, learning traditional dances and taking cooking lessons. By keeping the lessons fun and interactive you will have the opportunity to enhance your speaking skills and better understand the language.
The service component of this program involves directly working with the local communities, so not only are you giving back, but you’ll be putting your Spanish skills to use in real-world situations as well! In Turrialba, our community service will consist of working with local schools. We will play games with the children and also teach them some English (in return they will help teach you some more Spanish!) and also perform some light maintenance work. In Puerto Viejo, we will be working directly with the rangers at the Cahuita National Park to keep the park and beaches beautiful. In Tamarindo, we will work with different schools around the area doing whatever they need us to help out with.
Of course, with all of our hard work learning Spanish and performing community service, we will need some time to relax and experience the best Costa Rica has to offer! We will snorkel in crystal clear waters, zipline over the jungle canopy, go whitewater rafting, ride horses, spot monkeys, sloths and tropical birds in protected rainforests, and much more! So what are you waiting for? Discover the real meaning of Pura Vida with us this summer!
Cost and Session Information
What is Included?
Ground transportation, accommodations, all breakfasts and dinners, chaperones and guides, trip related activities, trip related activity admissions, taxes and tips.