2015 Spanish Teen Program in Costa Rica
Our unique Teen Program is an exciting combination of adventure and language study that is designed to be fun and educational for high school students aged 13-18. This total immersion experience is guaranteed to be a valuable, life-changing opportunity that helps students learn at a rapid pace.
There are two options for this program: one week or two weeks. Both options include the chance for students to becompletely surrounded by Spanish - in the institute, on the street, and in the home of a local Costa Rican family. Students absorb the culture and apply the Spanish they learn to everyday situations, fun extracurricular activities, and thrilling outdoor activities. They also make a real difference in people's lives by participating in community service. Teens have the chance to learn a language, experience a culture, visit amazing sites, volunteer, make new friends, and more!
Costa Rica – land of jungles, beaches, volcanoes, exotic animals, and beautiful national parks – is famous for its comprehensive list of extraordinary places to see and things to do. In addition to classes and cultural events, we strive to include plenty of sightseeing as well so that our students can learn while enjoying the natural wonders of Costa Rica.
Our program is personal and small - 8-30 students. For every 8 students in the program, a Chaperone Teacher, who helps organize the trip both before and during the program, can participate in all of the activities (except surfing), plus private Spanish classes, for free.
Instituto Estelar Bilingüe, in Liberia, Costa Rica, is the place to be
Two -Week Program Course dates: June 14-28, July 12-26
Teen Program Description
On Sunday, you will arrive to Liberia's airport and meet your host family! You’ll be welcomed with a home-cooked Costa Rican meal and genuine warmth and hospitality. Your family will take you for a tour of Liberia, showing you how to get to school and other important places in town.
Every day of the week, you’ll experience four hours of dynamic, interesting Spanish classes with our fun teachers. Outside of class, you will do homework, have individual language exchanges with our English students, do volunteer work, and participate in various cultural activities.
In addition, you’ll have the chance to explore nearby national parks to see Costa Rica’s famous natural beauty. Have the time of your life rafting down a river, ziplining, enjoying natural hot springs and mud baths, hiking, surfing, laying on the beach, and swimming in waterfalls and rivers. There's never a dull moment with so much to do in and around Liberia!
To see the one-week Teen Program itinerary and prices, click here.
To see the two-week Teen Program itinerary and prices, click here.
The Teen Spanish Program Includes...
- Spanish classes with placement test, course materials, and certificate of completion. These intensive Spanish classes take place Monday-Friday for four hours per day.
- All transportation.
- Cultural Activities and Volunteer Placement in a needy neighborhood.
- All adventure activities - hiking, rafting, ziplining, hot springs, mud baths, and more.
- Homestay with a local family (includes 3 daily meals)
- Travelers insurance policy
- Estelar Teen Program Coordinator to accompany students everywhere and attend to their needs.
- Chaperone Teacher for every 8 students.