Activity Key: 

·      Light: 1 to 4 miles of easy walking

·      Moderate: 1 to 6 miles of walking with some hills

·      Strenuous: 3 to 6 miles of walking with many hills and possibly uneven terrain


Day 1, Friday (July 6th): Bienvenidos a Costa Rica! 

You will arrive in San José, Costa Rica and be transported to your host home. Enjoy the first evening, resting and getting to know your host family.   

Group Transportation: Private van/bus

Walking: Light  

Dress: Business casual   

Meals included: Dinner with host family


Day 2, Saturday (July 7th): Welcome to the Language Academy   

After breakfast, meet the other group participants at the language academy. You will tour the facilities and meet the key administrators and instructors.  You'll also participate in Costa Rican Culture 101, have an open Q&A session regarding the program, and enjoy a welcome lunch together. Afterwards, you'll take a short Spanish language placement test and participate in our first roundtable discussion.    

Group Transportation: Private van/bus

Walking: Light  

Dress: Business casual   

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner with host family. Lunch with the group. 


Day 3, Sunday (July 8th): Getting to know San Jose 

After breakfast, you'll meet the group for a historical guided walking tour of the capital, San José. During the tour, you'll periodically stop to taste some of Costa Rica’s most popular local foods.  At about 13h00 you'll take a 90-minute break to enjoy lunch on your own. Afterward, you'll meet for a special guided museum tour.  If you're interested in learning more about San José, Costa Rica please click here. 

Group Transportation: Private van/bus  

Walking: Moderate   

Dress: Tourist chic

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner with host family


Days 4-8, (July 9th - 13th): Spanish Language Classes and Diversity and Inclusion Workshops   

9h00 to 12h00:  Spanish language classes

12h00 to 13h15:  Lunch on your own

13h30 to 16h45:  Diversity and Inclusion Workshops

17h00 to 18h30:  Extra activities: Roundtable discussions with distinguished guests, meeting time to work on final project, Latin dance classes, cooking classes, Spanish conversation classes, etc.  

Group Transportation: Private van/bus

Walking: Light  

Dress: Business casual   

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner with host family


Day 9, Saturday (July 14th): Free day

Enjoy the day as you wish. Recommendations and assistance booking tours will be available.  

Group Transportation: None

Walking: N/A

Dress: N/A

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner with host family.


Day 10, Sunday (July 15th): Free Day!  

Enjoy the day as you wish. Recommendations and assistance booking tours will be available.  

Group Transportation: None

Walking: N/A

Dress: N/A

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner with host family.


Days 11-15, (July 16th-20th): Spanish Language Courses and Visits to Local Schools     

9h00 to 12h00:  Spanish language classes

12h00 to 13h15:  Lunch on your own

13h30 to 16h45:  Visiting, observing and volunteering at local schools and universities

17h00 to 18h30:  Extra activities: Roundtable discussions with distinguished guests, meeting time to work on the final project, Latin dance classes, cooking classes, Spanish conversation classes, etc.  

Group Transportation: Private van/bus

Walking: Light  

Dress: Business casual   

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner with host family

At the end of the day on Friday, July 20th, you'll attend a small "graduation" ceremony and receive your Spanish language Certificate of Completion from the academy's staff, administrators and owners.     


Day 16, Saturday (July 21st): End of Program Meeting and POA Presentation        

Enjoy the morning as you wish.  In the afternoon, you'll meet to discuss highlights from each participants' plan of action. You'll also discuss ways to continue practicing Spanish back in the U.S. as well as where to find resources and support for diversity awareness. 

Afterward, the group will enjoy a bon voyage event with local Costa Rican educators.    

Group Transportation: Private van/bus

Walking: Light

Dress: Business casual

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner with host family  


Day 17, Sunday (July 22nd): End of Program.  Departure for USA. 

The program officially ends after breakfast with your host family. You'll have transportation to Juan Santamaria International Airport available at specific times throughout the day. More information will be provided.  ¡Buen viaje! 

This itinerary is subject to change.   


Notes About the Physical Demands of the Program:

The main purpose of our programs is to help you immerse in the local culture and feel comfortable exploring the host cities and towns as quickly as possible.  

1.    During the scheduled walking tours, you will be on your feet for hours, walking and standing, indoors and outdoors in various weather conditions. Some activities are more physically demanding than others.  If you have any questions or concerns, please inquire.  

2.    You should be able to carry your own luggage for short distances. The majority of the time, we will have the assistance of porters or drivers to manage the luggage. However, be prepared, in the event of a shortage of helpers, to carry and lift your own luggage for short distances.  

3.    Be flexible, enjoy, and have a great attitude! 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.  We know our host countries and programs very well, so ask away!