Intercultura Costa Rica - Spanish & Volunteering

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Basic Information

Gap Program Name: Spanish Immersion, Travel & Volunteer Work
Address: City Campus: Calle 10 Avenida 4, Heredia, 40101 Beach Campus: del Hostel El Dorado 150 metros al sur, frente a la playa, Provincia de Guanacaste, Sámara
Phone Number: +(506) 2656 3000
Director: Laura Ellington & Adelita Jimenez

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Intercultura Costa Rica - Spanish & Volunteering
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Intercultura Costa Rica - Spanish & Volunteering
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Additional Information

Program Type:
Community Service/Volunteering
Environmental/Outdoor Programs
Language Studies
Work Experience
Cultural Studies
Ages: 18+
Gender: female, male
Program Description:

With Intercultura Costa Rica´s Gap Year Program, you will learn or enhance your Spanish and live with a local family, followed by work experience as a volunteer at one of our cooperating NGOs. You will become fluent in the language, and get to know both city and rural / beach areas of Costa Rica by studying at our two unique and custom-built campuses, You will work 25-40 hours per week in a non-profit in an area of your choice and deepen your language skills. You can choose between social care, teaching, wildlife or conservation projects or combine several placements throughout your stay.

Duration: 4 weeks to 8 months
Session Start/End Dates: year-round
Program Costs: $4,641 - 16 week program (most econonomical option)
Paid Work: N
Housing Option:

homestay family, student residence/ apartments, project lodging

Financial Aid:


Program Highlights:
  • On-site staff available to help you settle in, overcome culture shock and adjust to the realities of living in Latin American for an extended time.
  • Conversation-focused Spanish classes are dynamic and interactive
  • Enjoy our two beautiful, custom-designed campuses: One, in historic Heredia, the other, the only beachfront school in Costa Rica!
  • Free cultural activities for students (Latin dance, yoga, zumba, cooking, arts & crafts etc.) and weekend trips to all kinds of destinations (extra charge)
  • All our homestays are within walking distance of school.
  • Meeting new people from around the world
  • Opportunity to combine both campus locations for your Spanish course and also for your volunteer work. Experience the country from two different perspectives and get to know two different lifestyles.
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College Credit:

US Academic Credtis available! Check website for more information.


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Additional Information:

Our gap program is flexible and personalized to your needs. Don´t hesitate to reach out to us. We are happy if we can help you in achieving your desired travel plans.