Costa Rica Language and Service Combination

Location: Costa Rica: Arenal, Flamingo, Heredia and 2 other cities

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks, Summer

Dates: 2020

154 E Boston Post Rd Mamaroneck, New York 10543 United States

Call Us

Phone: 800.767.0227

Fax: 914.835.0798


Learn Spanish, immerse in Costa Rican culture, and make a difference in the lives of local people! Combine Spanish learning with community service and travel adventure. We have collaborated with Centro Panamericano de Idiomas (CPI) to provide you a unique educational experience featuring three highly diverse regions – Central Valley, Flamingo Beach, and the Monteverde Cloud Forest. This ensures you enjoy varied excursions to complement in-class instruction. Surf the Pacific, run a day camp for local children, and strike up a conversation with “ticos” to practice your Spanish skills – the recipe for an amazing summer!

CPI is the only Spanish immersion school in Costa Rica with three campuses. This language program is open to all levels, from beginners to advanced. You will be assessed on day one and assigned to your level, in a class with a maximum of five students.

This program is available to students completing grades 9, 10, and 11 (ages 14-16 years old).

A letter recognizing your hours of Spanish Language classes and course level completed, along with the details of community service projects completed will be issued after the program.


1. Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture and explore the natural wonders of the country

2. Spend the final days of your trip relaxing at Manuel Antonio Eco-Resort

3. Develop your Spanish speaking skills

4. Choose from adventures including whitewater rafting, zip lining, or surf lessons

5. Study at Centro Panamericano de Idiomas Language School

Travel Types
  • Climbing
  • Dancing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Soccer & Football
  • Surfing
  • Tours
  • Student Tours
  • Nature Tours

Participants on our community service programs should be prepared to work as a team. You are committing yourself not only to hard work on service days (from 6-8 hours) but also to your fellow volunteers and those we will be assisting. In sharing this rewarding experience, you are guaranteed to form lasting friendships and will no doubt take away much more than you give. You will receive a certificate of completion recognizing 30-80 hours (depending on program) of service and listing projects accomplished.

Type of Programs
  • Community Service & Volunteering
  • Experiential Learning
  • Language Immersion
  • Student Exchange

  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

All lodging, three meals daily, recreation & entertainment listed, airport transfers in designated times, gratuities and taxes.

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Counseling
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Social Work
  • Teaching
  • Tourism
  • Wildlife
  • Youth
  • Youth Development
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Dormitory
  • Other

Participants Travel to Costa Rica

in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
Year Founded