Sea Turtle Rescue and Spanish Immersion Program

Location: Costa Rica: Heredia, Rural Areas, San Jose

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

Tico Lingo - Spanish Immersion School

50 metros sur del Gimnasio de la Escuela de Barrio Fátima entre las calles 8 y la avenida 11 y 13 He Heredia, Heredia 40101 Costa Rica

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Phone: (506) 6204-3718


The Sea Turtle Rescue and Spanish Immersion program offers students the unforgettable opportunity to learn Spanish while making a difference at the same time. Tico Lingo has partnered with a nonprofit organization in Costa Rica dedicated to saving leatherback and green sea turtles. In this one-of-a-kind program, students spend two weeks volunteering before returning to Heredia for two more weeks of intensive Spanish classes and homestay family accommodation.

During their time volunteering on the beach, students will have the opportunity to care for hatchling turtles, practice their Spanish, and make lifelong friendships in the process. After returning to Heredia, they will live with a local homestay family and take four hours of comprehensive Spanish classes at Tico Lingo each day.

Included in the Program:
• 3 nights at urban hostel in San José
• 10 nights in the volunteer dormitory cabin on beach – 3 meals/day included)
• 14 nights homestay accommodation – 2 meals/day, laundry, wifi
• 40 hours of intensive group Spanish classes (small classrooms, max 6)
• 10 day of volunteer work with letherback turtles
• 2 all-day weekend adventure tours
• Airport pickup and dropoff

  • Spanish

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Volunteer Types
  • Marine Conservation
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Cooking
  • Culture
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Biological Research
  • Animal Welfare
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
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