8 days
Costa Rica (or add 3-day extension)
LIVE THE LANGUAGE 
Each day of your Language Immersion Tour is built around a different theme that ties together daily language lessons, cultural activities and interactions with locals. Language lessons provide students with the cultural context and relevant vocabulary they’ll need to navigate each experiential activity. Through it all, your certified local Language Instructor and Tour Director will be with you, supporting your students’ language learning and highlighting each breakthrough moment.
  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Travel to Guanacaste

  • Day 2: Guanacaste

    Today's Theme: Community and Social Entrepreneurship

    Practice vocabulary related to Costa Rica’s sustainability and craftsmanship during a language lesson

    Take a sustainability tour of the farm

    Explore a socially and environmentally sustainable project in Guanacaste

    Learn to make local crafts

    Visit the thermal springs

  • Day 3: Guanacaste • Arenal

    Today's Theme: Costa Rican Diversity

    Learn terms used to describe the country’s natural surroundings and wildlife during an interactive language lesson

    Travel via Liberia to the Arenal Region 

    Interact with local vendors during a market challenge 

    Experience the thrill of a zip-lining adventure through the Cost Rican canopy (Participants must weigh less than 200 lbs)  

  • Day 4: Arenal Region

    Today's Theme: Environmental Sustainability and Ecotourism
    Learn how Costa Rica used ecotourism to develop its economy while protecting its biodiversity 

    Visit Rancho Margot Eco-Lodge

    Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal

  • Day 5: Arenal Region • Sarapiqui

    Today's Theme: Daily Life in Costa Rica
    Learn and practice vocabulary related to daily life in Costa Rica 

    Meet local Costa Rican students and compare teenage life in each country

    Travel to Sarapiquí

    Compete in a city-wide scavenger hunt

    Discover the beat of Costa Rica during a salsa lesson

  • Day 6: Sarapiqui

    Today's Theme: Culinary Traditions
    Learn food-related terms and practice your conversational Spanish during an interactive language lesson 

    Learn to prepare local specialties in a cooking class 

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion 

  • Day 7: Sarapiqui | San José

    Today's Theme: Costa Rican History
    Learn about Costa Rica’s early settlements and industry 

    Visit a pineapple plantation

    Travel to San José

    Peruse traditional handcrafts at a local market in San José 

  • Day 8: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Travel to Guanacaste

  • Day 2: Guanacaste

    Today's Theme: Community and Social Entrepreneurship

    Practice vocabulary related to Costa Rica’s sustainability and craftsmanship during a language lesson

    Take a sustainability tour of the farm

    Explore a socially and environmentally sustainable project in Guanacaste

    Learn to make local crafts

    Visit the thermal springs

  • Day 3: Guanacaste • Arenal

    Today's Theme: Costa Rican Diversity

    Learn terms used to describe the country’s natural surroundings and wildlife during an interactive language lesson

    Travel via Liberia to the Arenal Region 

    Interact with local vendors during a market challenge 

    Experience the thrill of a zip-lining adventure through the Cost Rican canopy (Participants must weigh less than 200 lbs)  

  • Day 4: Arenal Region

    Today's Theme: Environmental Sustainability and Ecotourism
    Learn how Costa Rica used ecotourism to develop its economy while protecting its biodiversity 

    Visit Rancho Margot Eco-Lodge

    Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal

  • Day 5: Arenal Region • Sarapiqui

    Today's Theme: Daily Life in Costa Rica
    Learn and practice vocabulary related to daily life in Costa Rica 

    Meet local Costa Rican students and compare teenage life in each country

    Travel to Sarapiquí

    Compete in a city-wide scavenger hunt

    Discover the beat of Costa Rica during a salsa lesson

  • Day 6: Sarapiqui

    Today's Theme: Culinary Traditions
    Learn food-related terms and practice your conversational Spanish during an interactive language lesson 

    Learn to prepare local specialties in a cooking class 

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion 

  • Day 7: Sarapiqui | San José

    Today's Theme: Costa Rican History
    Learn about Costa Rica’s early settlements and industry 

    Visit a pineapple plantation

    Travel to San José

    Peruse traditional handcrafts at a local market in San José 

  • Day 8: Depart for home

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Everything you get

This all-inclusive global experience gives students the chance to explore the world–all at an unbeatable value.
  • Airfare & transportation

    Your flights—covered. Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavours to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left for you to discover new favourite dishes of your own.

  • Entrances

    Rincón de la Vieja National Park; Salsa lesson; Crocodile Boat Tour; Canopy tour; Cooking Class; With extension: Hot springs; Kayaking; La Fortuna Waterfall; INBioparque

  • Full-time Language Immersion Tour Director

    Your dedicated Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Language Lessons

    Every day, students learn and practice vocabulary relevant to the daily theme during an accredited lesson led by a local Language Instructor.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides add cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • Personalized Learning Support

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travellers to planning and managing your tour.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travellers and their families can count on EF’s dedicated emergency service team.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we’re there too.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances.

Lowest price

Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director and more.

Benefit from added flexibility of the risk-free enrolment period

If you are currently enroled, or enrol by June 30, 2021, on a tour travelling on or after October 1, 2021, you will have the option to cancel your tour for any reason through September 30, 2021. EF will refund 100% of the money you paid to EF, including the $199 non-refundable deposit and the cost of the Global Travel Protection Plan if your payments are up to date and your account is in good standing.

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