ISLS, The Institute for Spanish Language Studies, is a world leader in Youth Spanish Immersion Programs. We offer unique educational summer programs for teens in Costa Rica that combine Spanish lessons with: Volunteer, Service, Cultural exchanges, Adventure Tours and Surfing. We also have a one of a kind Children's Spanish and Adventure Camp in Playa Tamarindo. The Children's Camp is for 2 to 13 year olds and our Teen camps are for 13 to 17 year olds.
All our Teen Camps in Costa Rica are designed for students to be able to mix and match. Also, with our Weekly Student Blocks, students can attend a camp from one week up to six or they can attend two or three of them. Our start dates are every Sunday for eight weeks from mid-June to mid-August.
Students can attend all of our Spanish Camps/Programs with any level of Spanish ability. Our classes are small and personal with professional teachers and no more than 7 students in a level. All children's and teen classes are also age and developmentally appropriate.
We have adult Spanish programs as well, so every member of the family can attend. It is a fun family vacation to a Tropical Paradise!
Walking Tree Travel in Denver, Colorado, specializes in high school student summer travel programs in Costa Rica, China, Perú, Senegal and Guatemala. Our travel programs incorporate cultural and language immersion, community service abroad, and adventures to enable travelers to see themselves, other cultures, and the world in a new and exciting light.
We have found that our most rewarding student travel experiences have been as active members of international communities rather than tourists. Our summer student travel programs are designed for a proactive, select group of travelers who are not looking for the typical tourist trip but rather an opportunity to interact with another culture, participate in international community service, and volunteer abroad all while forming relationships that will continue long after the return home.
If you are interested in experiencing new cultures, traveling abroad, and international community service instead of a typical summer travel program then Walking Tree Travel may be for you.
3.Edu-Culture Immersion programs in Costa Rica with a host family
Courses / Programs
Live and learn Spanish in Costa Rica - and enjoy culture, family life, and Spanish language immersion in a vibrant Central American country!
Based in the picturesque town of Grecia, 1 hour north-west of Costa Rica's capital San Jose, Edu-Culture Immersion (ECI) provides 2-week summer Spanish language immersion programs for students from around the world (ages 14-18).
As well as daily Spanish lessons, students take part in a variety of excursions such as waterfall visits, zip-lining, swimming, cultural
events, and a local school visit.
Student Testimonial: "The activities were very cool and I got to do things that I’ve never done before. Going to school, the hot springs and soccer games were some of my favorites. I had a very fun time and was happy that I went.” - Griffin
Every summer, Intercultura Costa Rica offers a Spanish Adventure immersion program for teens which allows adolescents to learn Spanish and immerse themselves in Costa Rican culture. In addition to intensive Spanish classes, our teen summer program offers a variety of fun, chaperoned adventure activities, which will immerse teen students in the local culture and expose them to the amazing variety of wildlife and eco-systems in Costa Rica.
Come back from an adventure this summer that you will never forget... do a Tarzan jump and a canopy tour zip-line through the rain forest; sunbathe, play soccer and hang out with the locals ... what better way can you think of to spend your summer than in Costa Rica?
Located in the Guanacaste region in northwestern Costa Rica, Instituto Estelar Bilingüe provides a 2-week Teen Summer Spanish Program that allows students to learn from highly trained, certified teachers while being immersed in the language and the culture of Costa Rica.
We have the perfect program for teens who are looking for an adventure this summer! Our Teen Summer Spanish Program is two weeks of fun, educational excitement that helps students learn Spanish fast while experiencing the amazing culture of Costa Rica and seeing the natural wonders that it has to offer.