Middle & High School Spanish Group Student Travel program Costa Rica, Ecuador

Middle School & High School Spanish Immersion Class Trips

Middle School & High School Spanish Immersion Class Trips

Amazing Spanish Immersion trips for the beginner to advanced speakers

Our mission is…

Watch your students’ Spanish come to life! Students will gain Spanish fluency, cultural understanding, independence and be pushed outside their comfort zone on this adventure of a lifetime.

CHOOSE YOUR SPANISH IMMERSION LOCATION

Costa Rica

Spanish Immersion Adventure Program in Costa Rica

Highlights

2, 3 & 4 Week Programs
  • Host family stay – Live like a local
  • Spanish classes 15 – 40 hrs.
  • Community service projects – work with local children
  • Beach & surfing lesson
  • National park excursions with local guides
  • Volcanoes & waterfalls
  • Toucans, sloths, monkeys and more
  • Zip-line & hanging bridges
  • Volcanic hot springs
  • Organic chocolate farm experience (4wk program)
  • Salsa & cumbia dancing classes
  • Cooking classes

Location

Manuel Antonio, Santo Domingo, Volcan Arenal & Chocolate Farm

2024 Dates

2 Week Programs:
– June  27 – July 11, 2024
– July 18 – Aug. 1st, 2024
3 Week Program:
– June 27- July 18, 2024
4 Week Program:
– June 27 – July 24, 2024

24/7 Support

24/7 leadership, coordination & support by engaging program leaders

2- weeks: $3,875
3- weeks: $5,175
4- weeks: $6,150

Possible to combine with Ecuador programs

Ecuador

Spanish Immersion + Amazon Backpacking Adventure

Highlights

2 Week Program
  • Host family stay – live like a local
  • 15 hrs. of Spanish classes
  • Straddle the equator at Mitad del Mundo
  • Travel through the Ruta de Cascadas – Gateway to the Amazon
  • 5 days Amazon backpacking adventure
  • Work with local biologists and geologists in Amazon
  • Experience the Inca Empire while standing at the temple of sun & moon
  • Soak in volcanic hot springs
  • Explore Cajas National Park

Location

Cuenca & Amazon Cloud Forest

2024 Dates

2 Week Program:
– June 13-26, 2024 (+/- 1 day)

24/7 Support

24/7 leadership, coordination & support by engaging program leaders

Possible to combine with Costa Rica programs

COSTA RICA & ECUADOR SPANISH IMMERSION FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS

A perfect blend of Spanish immersion and adventure

If I participate – What are the expected outcomes?

Become more fluent in Spanish

A life-changing experience

A deeper understanding of the culture

Participate in relevant, sustainable and language-rich community engagement projects

Explore the beauty of Costa Rica and Ecuador

Learn outside your comfort zone

This Spanish Immersion Program is more than just educational travel or a summer camp. As Spanish teachers, we intentionally integrate the four components below so students walk away with practical skills for the future and a once- in lifetime experience.
Spanish Classes
Volunteer work
Host family living
Exploring the hot spots

COSTA RICA IMMERSION PROGRAM DETAILS

Costa Rica Spanish Immersion class trips

  • 1 – 6 weeks in length
  • Consider 10 days to have a full weekend to explore
  • Live like a local with a host family (hotel / hostel options too)
  • 20hrs/week of Spanish classes
  • Optional 1:1 private lessons
  • Tuesday – Thursday outreach projects
  • Explore amazing beaches, volcanoes , cloud forests, coffee tours, national parks & más!
  • A great place to include your family or significant other for a post-trip vacation
  • Interprofessional mix of fellow travelers
  • Fly in and out of San Jose (SJO)

Location
Based in Santo Domingo de Heredia

First Saturday & Sunday

Saturday: arrive in country, get settled with your host family
Sunday: town tour, orientation, meet trip leaders and participants

Mon – Fri Afternoons

Small group Spanish classes from 1-5pm

Tue – Fri Mornings

Community outreach work.

Weekends

Explore the country! We put together a weekend trip every weekend. You are free to join us, stay with your host family, or DIY a weekend excursion!

Testimonials

My son did the 3 week Spanish Immersion trip. There are no words to describe the amazing experience. Leslie and her team are super professional. Every detail and activities are very well planned! They kept us updated with daily pictures and summaries of their activities. The host family was out of this world. His Spanish improved significantly. We highly recommend this immersion program!!

Nhora Mosquera

Two of my kids (9th and 12th grade) attended the two week Costa Rica Immersion trip this summer. They both ended up having the time of their lives. They met friends from all over the country, traveled to some pretty amazing places and became much more proficient in their conversational Spanish! A big highlight was their host mom. Neither of them were ready to leave after two weeks! I can’t imagine there is a better Spanish immersion option out there!

Natasha Cloutier

It was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had. I met so many amazing people and got to step outside my comfort zone by speaking more Spanish than I ever had before. I loved learning about another culture and of course all the great activities. Everyone involved was so nice and accommodating, I felt right at home.

Geneva

Earn College Credit while you travel!

Get up to 5 undergraduate university credits for all of the fun and challenging immersion work you’ll do abroad.

Our trips are accredited for 200-level (2nd year) college credits as follows:

  • 3 College Spanish credits for 2-week programs
  • 4 College Spanish credits for 3-week programs
  • 5 College Spanish credits for 4 week programs

Additional fees apply. Email Leslie for more information

College credit for Spanish Immersion Trip

General Program Itinerary:

Day 1

Arrival day

Days 2-4

Pacific Beach &
National Park Excursion

Days 5-11

Spanish & Cultural Immersion week: Spanish classes, volunteer work & host family living.

Days 12-14

Volcano Adventure Excursion

Customize your class trip today!

How do I get started?

Step 1

Get this approved through your school admin.

Step 2

Identify your budget

Step 3

Select your dates

Step 4

Present to your students and their families & generate interest list (we will help you)

Step 5

Open registration

Step 6: Pre-trip preparation

We guide you through this process with your students and give students all the materials and resources they need though your own pre-departure online course and teacher led meetings

Embark on your adventure!