15 days starting at $925.00/person

Cultural Immersion 2 Weeks

Long Spanish program centered in the immersion of the students in the local culture culture of Costa Rica.

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The Cultural Inmersion program of Diversity School consists of four hours of intensive Spanish lessons Monday through Friday with a break of thirty minutes. You will have the experience to live with a Costa Rican family and learn about their culture. You can practice what you learn in the lessons with the family and other people of the community.

What's Included

Aiport pickup and drop off.​First and last night homestay in San José (meals as described).Bus station transfer to reach your school destination (bus tickets not included approx. USD 13 each way).40 hrs Spanish class (Standard Program).Inscription fee.Guide and school materials (training book).Spanish level test.1 night at Boruca Indigenous Reseve (transportation and meals as described).11 nights homestay in Uvita (meals and laundry included).Taxes Included.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to SJO International Airport. Your San José host family will meet you there and transfer you to their home nearby. There you can recover from the long journey. Room and meals Included.

Day 2: Your host family will take you to the bus station to take the bus to Uvita, located in the South Pacific of Costa Rica. Upon arrival, your new host family in Uvita will pick you up at the bus station and take you to their home. Room and meals Included.

Day 3 to 6: This week you will be able to participate in different interactive activities while learning Spanish at Diversity School. You may want to use your knowledge to practice with local people.

Uvita is near the Marino Ballena National Park, famous for being the mating place of humpback whales that migrate here each year. Another interest feature of this park is Punta Uvita or commonly called the "Tail of the Whale"; a natural isthmus made of sand that is accessible when low tide. Room and meals Included.

Day 7: Today after class, you will be picked up from Uvita to spend the night at Boruca Indigenous Reserve in the South, this indigenous tribe (also called Brunca) is known for its vibrant, intricately carved and painted masks. But behind the mask there is a community built on rich and unequalled customs, foods, festivals, traditions and more. Transportation Uvita-Boruca-Uvita, room and meals included**

Day 8: You will return back to Uvita. Afternoon at leisure. You may want to go and explore the surrounding areas, go on a tour or relax at the beach. Room and meals included.

Day 9: Today you will go snorkeling in the ocean floor and observe parrot fish, sea turtles, coral reef and more during this snorkeling tour to Marino Ballena National Park, Punta Uvita better known as Whale’s Tail, Ballena and Tres Hermanas Islands!**This tour operates with a minimum of 4 people** Room and meals Included.

Day 10 to 13: These days you will continue with your Spanish classes at Diversity School. Try to practice with local people as much as you can. Room and meals Included.

Day 14: Today after finishing your class, your host family will take you to the bus station in the afternoon to take the bus back to San José through the coastal highway. Upon arrival, your host family will pick you up and take you to their home for your last night in the country. Room and meals Included.

Day 16: Transfer will be provided to SJO International Airport. You need to be there 3 hours before your flight time.

What to Bring

Casual clothing like: sweater, loose shirts, pants, jeans, shorts, hat or cap and bathing suit. We also recommend: Sunscreen, sunglasses, hiking shoes, small backpack to carry on tours and activities, water bottle, flashlight, bug spray, raincoat, camera and binoculars.

Reservation Conditions

Rates are per person and they may change depending on the dates interested. Feel free to contact us to receive a quotation with your specific dates, number of travelers and their ages at [email protected] the Spanish classes are from Monday to Friday, it is highly recommended to schedule the arrival to the country on a Saturday to start the itinerary.Reservations for people over 18 years-old.During Costa Rican National Holidays, classes are not imparted.Local flights and transfers allow a maximum luggage weight of 25 pounds (12kg).