8 days

Cultural Immersion 1 Week

Spanish program with Costa Rican cultural inmersion

Cutural presentation

The Cultural Immersion program at Diversity School consists of four hours of intensive Spanish lessons Monday through Friday with a break of thirty minutes. You will have the experience of living with one of our selected Costa Rican families and become an integrated member to learn as much about their culture as possible. You can also practice your Spanish with them and get to know the community and hidden spots.

Besides you will get to spend a night at an indigenous reserve where you learn about their traditions and way of living to make this a great whole experience.

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).
  • 20hrs 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).
  • 4 nights homestay in Uvita (meals and laundry included).
  • Taxes Included.

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: These days 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. Take the advantage to do some activities held in the area such as horseback riding, Corcovado National Park hikes and so many more.

**On day 4 after school, 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. If next day class is in the morning, it should be moved for after return. Transportation Uvita-Boruca-Uvita, room and meals included**

Day 7: 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. This route passes by some popular places such as: Dominical, Matapalo, Quepos, Parrita, Esterillos, Jacó and Herradura all along with beautiful landscapes. 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 8: Transfer will be provided to SJO International Airport. You need to be there 3 hours before your flight time.

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.

  • 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].
  • ​​Since 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).