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2022 Denver Language School Costa Rica Immersion Program

Any enrollment cancelled before 120 days from departure is guaranteed a 100% refund of the Program Tuition
Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2022 Denver Language School Costa Rica Immersion Program! You are currently on the Pre-Enrollment page, the purpose of which is to share exciting highlights and important info that participants will want to know before signing up. If you enroll, you'll begin using the Post-Enrollment page which offers a greater level of detail.  Please be sure to review the information thoroughly and get excited for a once in a lifetime opportunity in Costa Rica!! Pura vida, amigos! 
Travel Dates: March 26, 2022 - April 2, 2022
Dates are tentative until flights are secured
Group Organizer(s):
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Program Tuition: $2,250 USD
Airfare not included in program tuition
Estimated Airfare: $600
Deadline(s): Enroll with the promo code "letsgo2022" by May 15, 2021 and save $100!

Tuition Calculator

There are two options for payment, including an interest-free installment plan.  Follow the option which works best for your family.

Program Tuition: $2,250

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Payment Plan

Pay a $500 deposit at the time of enrollment and establish a monthly payment plan. If you enroll today, your estimated* monthly payments would be:

$194.45

per month

* This is an approximate price. Your exact total will be confirmed by the Admissions Team upon enrollment.

All prices in United States Dollars.

Costa Rica Service Adventure

From white sand beaches to misty cloud forests, from towering volcanoes to beautiful rivers that cut through tropical canyons, and to hospitable, friendly communities, Costa Rica has it all. Having abolished its military over 50 years ago, this tiny democratic republic has long been known for its pacifism, commitment to environmental protection, and its status as a destination for those seeking safe yet exciting adventure travel set against breathtaking scenery. However, despite an extensive tourism industry, in many parts of Costa Rica there remains a need for help and service. Our programs offer unique access to Costa Rica’s best-kept secrets and friendliest communities. We are confident you will love the land of Pura Vida as much as we do!

Service Adventures

Service Adventures

Service Adventures combine local homestays, adventure travel, and meaningful service projects. Students will be truly immersed in our host communities allowing them the time to reflect on their complex and important role as global citizens.

Program Highlights


Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!

Trek to a beautiful waterfall deep in the jungle

Spend the night in charming bungalows nestled in rain forest

Take private surf lessons from some of Costa Rica's best instructors

Practice your Spanish language skills with locals

Collaborate on a service project in your homestay community

Discover the gorgeous beaches and world-class national parks on the Pacific coast

The Itinerary


We do everything possible to run safe, engaging, and immersive programs for our travelers, but given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but if inclement weather pushes us off course or an unexpected opportunity arises which travelers are excited about, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group. 

DayLocationDescriptionLodging
March 26USA - AlajuelaToday the group will travel from the USA to Costa Rica, flights usually arrive in the evening. After arrival, the group will settle into their hotel for the evening and have an orientation meeting where the group will discuss the upcoming trip in detail.Casa Cielo Grande
March 27Alajuela - La FloridaThe adventure begins in earnest when we board our bus and leave the big city for a farm neselted in a remote section of jungle in southwestern Costa Rica. The four hour drive will take us along the Pacific coast on a newly inaugurated highway before we climb inland to the farm. Upon arrival at Pura Suerte we will tour the farm for a hands-on experience that involves tropical fruits and farm animals, as well as a nearby coffee plantation that produces some of the best beans in the area.

Pura Suerte, and the wider community of La Florida, will be our base for the coming days, with students in large cabins and teachers and leaders nearby in smaller accommodations. A large restuarant is on premises to host all our meals. Throughout the program, we'll have the opportunity to interact with community members in Spanish, participate in intercambios with local students and get a sense of what it's like to live in a small, rural Costa Rican community.
Pura Suerte cabins
March 28La FloridaAfter breakfast it time to explore! The bus will take us to a trailhead where we'll begin our hike to a towering waterfall called Nauyaca. After a day of relaxing, swimming and eating lunch in the mist of the falls, it's back to the farm. In the early evening we'll have time for a short orientation meeting about the coming days in the community. Pura Suerte cabins
March 29La FloridaOur days in the village will consist mainly of working on our community service project. Lunch will be on-site provided by local families.   In the afternoons and evenings, activities are flexible and will vary, but may include excursions around the village, or activities with the local community, like soccer matches.  Pura Suerte cabins
March 30La FloridaToday, we will continue working on our service project and spending time with host community locals. Evening activities will vary.Pura Suerte cabins
March 31La FloridaToday we will finish our service project and celebrate with our new friends with a fiesta de despedida!  Pura Suerte cabins
April 1La Florida - AlajuelaToday we say goodbye to our host families and will head to Manuel Antonio, where we will receive surf lessons, will enjoy the beach and buy some souvenirs. In the afternoon we will make the drive back to San Jose for a farewell dinner before our international departure the following morning.Casa Cielo Grande
April 2Alajuela - USAAfter breakfast, we will head to the airport for a morning departure back to the USA.Your own bed, eventually!

Accommodations


In order to provide a safe and memorable experience for travelers, we follow strict guidelines when choosing program accommodations. Walking Tree partners with locally-operated, three-star equivalent hotels and guest houses which are centrally located, clean, safe and wifi-enabled. 

Below are the accommodations we anticipate using on your trip, subject to availability. 
Hotel Casa Cielo Grande

Casa Cielo Grande is a beautiful property ideally located just twenty minutes from the airport. Close to the city center yet perched high in the mountains, the views of the Central Valley are breathtaking and the new pool is a delightful respite after a hot day. Spotless rooms and friendly staff will make you feel at home the moment you drop your bags.

Finca Pura Suerte

A grouping of bamboo cabins and impressive communal spaces, this farm is nestled deep in low-land rain forest with a fantastic view of the Pacific coast. The accommodations are comfortable, the food fantastic, and the spectacular setting provides an ideal introduction to the country’s mind-blowing flora and fauna.  An equally amazing place for a hike at sunrise, a dip in a the local waterfall, or time with a good book in a hammock.

Safety and Support


 EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING

This was a great opportunity for [my daughter]. Thank you for being so professional and for teaching her things we never could. It was awesome to work beside Smithsonian scientists and learn. Travel is such an education that cannot be taught in a classroom.

Kim
Parent of Emily, traveler on 2017 program to Panama

Your Adventure Includes

Estimated Airfare

In order to give our travelers the best possible price, we break out airfare from the Program Tuition. We will still handle all booking and ticketing via our flight partner who has access to special fares not available to the general public. You will be invoiced for the flight once we are able to secure the group’s airline contract.

Program Tuition Excludes: Premiere Travel insurance, baggage fees, airline minor fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.

 

Need to Raise Money? We Have you Covered.

Our travelers are provided with funding opportunities that are easy to implement and fun to take part in. Our flagship fundraiser involves selling fair trade, organic, carbon-neutral coffee from a women’s collective in Peru. There is no limit to the amount you can earn, so get started now by clicking the link below!

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