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SAN PEDRO, SAN JOSE
for teenagers aged 13 - 17
"SPANISH IMMERSION VACATION"

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Enjoy a summer Spanish learning vacation in the capital San Jose.

Learn Spanish in San Jose, the capital and largest city in Costa Rica. Located in the Central Valley, San Josť is one of the youngest capital cities in Latin America and the center for national government, political, economic activity, and the major transportation hub.

The capital is a busy place, but still quite laid back.San Jose is also a good place for food and shopping. But nowhere is the spirit and feel of San Josť and its people more evident than in the public parks, squares and markets.

FAST FACTS

Your language vacation itinerary

  You will book your own flights and arrive independently into San Jose.

You will be met at the airport and taken to your accommodation. Your accommodation is included on the Saturday/Sunday, our language courses start on Monday and finish Friday, departure day Saturday/Sunday.

If taking the course in Manual Antonio we suggest you arrive on the Saturday and depart on the Sunday.

You will be studying and living with like-minded students of a similar age from around the world, under the supervision of our staff, with rules & curfews.

Campus location
  It is located in San Jose and Manual Antonio, depending on the week(s). Among the facilities:

San Jose:
In San Jose, Spanish classes take place outside of our regular Spanish institute at a small private university just 10 minutes from our regular school. Among the facilities, they have 30 classrooms, a cafeteria, and computer lab. All their facilities fulfill the Education Ministry's required standards. Classes take place from 9:00am to 12:00pm daily and lunch is catered in at the university facilities.

Manual Antonio:
In Manuel Antonio, Spanish classes take place at our regular school just across the street from the campers' accommodations and a 5 minute bus ride from the famous Manuel Antonio Beach and National Park! Our Manuel Antonio institute has 15 teaching areas, a computer room, an onsite snack bar, and free WiFi. There's also lots of common area both inside and out on the terrace, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean.

Course options
& details

  :: 3 GROUP LESSONS DAILY - 15 lessons per week
We accept all levels
A lessons is one hour
Course runs Monday through Friday
Program is one week in duration
Classes will take place from 9 - 12
Course materials are included
You will take a placement test on the first Monday
Maximum 8 students per group class

Lodging
  :: SAN JOSE
Campers stay with pre-approved, middle class host families in San Jose. Accommodations at the homes include shared rooms with 1-2 other campers of the same gender and similar age. In the host family they have breakfast and dinner. Lunches are included in the program, but are catered in to the school after Spanish classes. On weekend overnight tours, students will stay at hotels in shared rooms with 1-2 other campers of the same gender and similar age. Chaperones also stay at the hotel.

:: MANUAL ANTONIO
Campers stay in a small family-owned and operated hotel just across the street from our institute in Manuel Antonio. Accommodations at the hotel include shared rooms with 1-2 other campers of the same gender and similar age. Rooms are simple and "beachy," but come equipped with cable TV, air conditioning, and free WiFi. Other amenities include a pool and common social area along with a billiards table. All meals are included and will be served at the hotel. Chaperones also stay at the hotel.

Supervision,
curfews &
student info
  Supervision level: HIGH
The number one priority of the program is the safety of all its participants. Students will be accompanied by qualified chaperones that, together with host families and professors, will ensure their safety. Students are supervised at all times and are not permitted to be on their own. Chaperones 24/7; 8:1 student to chaperon ratio

Our camp employs chaperones who pick up students at the airport, accompany all the activities, and assist students with anything they might need. Students are not allowed to go out by themselves due to safety precautions.

Night curfew:
Students are NOT allowed to go out by themselves at any time, day or night. When students are not with the chaperones, they stay with their host family. Adults in the host families are allowed to take the students out in the evenings.

After class activities
  Enjoy a schedule of social & cultural activities during the week with other students and weekend excursions.

FREE TIME:
We understand the importance of relaxation and free time during an international exchange program. Therefore, sutdents have time to relax, go shopping, go to the movies, see concerts, visit the zoo, and many other activities.

VOLUNTEER WORKS:
Participants have the opportunity to volunteer once a week at public schools in economically depressed area; help in orphanages, in nursing homes, in recycling projects or protecting the enviroment. We choose the project depending on availavility and need. Activities include: teaching basic English to the childen, singing songs in Spanish and English, maintaining the school's facilities, and working in the school's vegetable garden with the children.

Example of activities: BBQ, coffee tour, Arenal Volcano, Poas volcano & waterfall, zip line Tour, Isla Tortuga, INBIO Park etc.

Other   Travel medical insurance is included in this vacation
Airport transfers (pickup & drop-off)
Pre departure support & emergency assistance

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