Program Details

Immerse in the Spanish language and culture of tropical Costa Rica! Live in a traditional community in the Costa Rican highlands and learn the true meaning of “Pura Vida”. This is the perfect program to study Spanish and experience the very best that Cost
Atenas, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Intensive Language
Degree Level:
High School
1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months

Program Overview

Program Description:

The Arcos Journeys Abroad program in Atenas, Costa Rica offers unique immersion experience into the Spanish language and Costa Rican culture. Classes are taught in open-hair cabanas on a historic orange and mango farm. Improve your Spanish skills surrounded by tropical nature. This is an all-inclusive study abroad experience with cultural activities, excursions, on-site directors, carefully vetted homestays, tuition, and international medical insurance. Atenas is said to have the best climate in the world by National Geographic. 

Cultural activities and excursions complement the learning experience and allow participants to engage more deeply into the life and culture of Costa Rica. Travel to the rainforest to go zip lining. Soak in the hot springs with majestic Arenal Volcano towering overhead. Experience the thrill of white water rafting. Hike through the tropical rainforest of Manuel Antonio where you will see monkeys, sloths, and toucans. Live with a careful selected homestay to practice your Spanish and learn about the Costa Rican lifestyle first-hand.

Setting Description:
Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It is known for its conservation principles and respect for its natural environment. Roulghly 28% of Costa Rica is protected by national parks, reserves, and wildlife refuges. It is home to 5% of the world’s biodiversity yet is only the size of West Virginia. This tropical paradise is truly like nowhere else in the world! With a friendly populace and laid back approach to life this is a country not to be missed!
2595 USD. The program includes all tuition and registration costs for 15 hours of Spanish per week.

Additional Program Information

- Meet the age requirement of the program of choice. For most programs, the minimum age is 14 years old at the start of the program. Some programs may require a minimum age of 15. - Individuals 18 years of age may participate in the programs as long as they are in high school or have recently graduated. - Meet the physical fitness levels that some programs (Active Discovery & Wellness) have attached to them.

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