2022 Denver Language School Costa Rica Immersion Program
|Travel Dates:||March 28, 2022 - April 4, 2022|
Airfare not included in program tuition
There are two options for payment, including an interest-free installment plan. Follow whichever works best for your family.
Program Tuition: $2,250
Pay in Full
Pay a $500 deposit at the time of enrollment and establish an interest-free monthly payment plan. If you enroll today, your estimated* monthly payments would be:
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 combine rural homestays, adventure travel, and meaningful service projects which are guided by our community partners. Living in these small communities provides the opportunity to engage the language and culture from a uniquely advantageous position.
Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!
Trek to a beautiful waterfall deep in the jungle
Stay on a farm deep in the rainforest
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
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.
|March 28||USA - San Jose, Costa Rica||Today 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 29||San Jose - La Florida||The 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 30||La Florida||After 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 31||La Florida||Our 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|
|April 1||La Florida||Today, we will continue working on our service project and spending time with host community locals. Evening activities will vary.||Pura Suerte cabins|
|April 2||La Florida||Today we will finish our service project and celebrate with our new friends with a fiesta de despedida!||Pura Suerte cabins|
|April 3||La Florida - Uvita - San Jose||Today we say goodbye to our host families and travel to the tiny beach town of Uvita which is also home to a large national park. Here we will receive surf lessons from professional instructors, enjoy the wide stretches of white-sand beach and enjoy lunch. 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 4||San Jose - USA||After breakfast, we will head to the airport for a morning departure back to the USA.||Your own bed!|
In order to provide a safe and memorable experience, 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 and safe.
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 views of the Pacific coastline. The accommodations are comfortable, the food fantastic, and the surreal setting provides an ideal introduction to the country’s impressive flora and fauna.
Safety and Support
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
My son had a wonderful experience in Costa Rica, helped to build a preschool classroom, and has created memories that will last a lifetime!
Parent of traveler on Costa Rica Service Adventure
Your Adventure Includes
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. Once confirmed, you will be invoiced for the flight roughly 75 days prior to travel.
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!
Why should high school students travel abroad? What happens if a participant gets sick? How quickly do we need to enroll? We’re sure you have plenty of questions and we’ve got you covered! Visit our Resource Center to discover the answers to your most pressing questions and contact us anytime with additional questions.