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Costa Rica 4-Week

Language Immersion & Service Adventure

Surf, Service, and Sun

Sessions July 01, 2015 to July 28, 2015
Grades 9-12
Average Group Size: 16 students/ 3 staff

Costa Rica's most popular saying, "Pura Vida," litterally means, "Pure Life."

And that’s just what you get on this Global Works journey to this land of amazing geographic diversity and unassuming human warmth. From the small villages we live in to the beaches we play on, our experience is one that is authentic and meaningful. Join us on one of our most popular and longest running immersion programs.

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Service Projects

  • Earn 50-60 community service hours
  • Environmental: work on erosion prevention projects with a Costa Rican conservation organization
  • Education: present English Language lessons to local community members
  • Community Development: construct community facilities and organize field days for elementary school students

Language Immersion

  • Experience a Homestay in a small village
  • Improve your Spanish through fun scavenger hunts and homestay interview questions
  • Practice your Spanish & teach English with Costa Rican Students

Adventure and Cultural Activities

  • Raft Costa Rica’s best white water
  • Surf world-class Pacific waves
  • Take canopy walks and night hikes in Costa Rica’s beautiful cloud forests
  • Zip line through Rincon de la Vieja National Park
  • Enjoy a Latin dance class

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I think that I had an amazing experience because I was able to really live the life of someone else, as well as go canopying and white water rafting which was a personal first for me. I feel like I made friends who will were real, last and I...

Costa Rica Participant

I learned a lot of Spanish on the trip through practicing it in the homestay and with the new people I’ve met.

Costa Rica Participant

When we first came into this homestay, everyone was nervous, as we thought to ourselves how hard it was going to be sleeping in a different bed and taking cold showers. We didn’t realize that the hard part was actually saying goodbye. 

Costa Rica Language Immersion Participant