Program Details

Students earn official U.S. credits and transcripts while studying in a unique setting. We offer a wide range of courses that are science and project-based through community learning with access to current technology. Our student learn by doing. Some of o
Location:
Samara, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Break, Spring Semester, Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
HomeSchool Beach Academy Nosara (HSBAN) is located in the one of the most beautiful places in the world where the jungle meets the beach. Nosara's beaches are located in a biological reserve, preserving the natural beauty and wildlife. This unique environment serves as the classroom, where high school students Students study in a small group environment that allows each individual to learn while developing interpersonal skills, such as working effectively as a team. They also take Spanish courses and have the ability to develop language through daily conversation outside of classes. As a private, U.S. satellite school our rigorous curriculum meets the national learning objectives and students receive high school credits for their courses completed. Extracurricular activities include surf (Nosara was recently placed in the top 20 best surfing beaches in the world by National Geographic), soccer and outdoor adventures (kayaking the river mouth, zip lining through the canopy of the rain forest, stand up paddle board tours, snorkeling reefs...) Students will leave with lifetime memories and experiences. Field trips include over night trips to volcanoes, thermal hot springs, crocodile spotting, snorkeling reefs, visiting monkey sanctuaries/rescue centers, waterfall hikes, turtle arribadas and many more.

Students earn official U.S. credits and transcripts while studying in a unique setting. We offer a wide range of courses that are science and project-based through community learning with access to current technology. Our student learn by doing. Some of our projects include studying and participating in the Howler Monkey population, restoration of our coastlines trees (Bari-Guiones project) and the nesting of the olive-ridley sea turtles just to name a few. Students are immersed in the Costa Rican culture and study side by side with locals and expats from around the world.

Full-time Semester Abroad Cost: US$12,000 Emergency and damage deposit: US$500 Spending money account: US$1,000
Setting Description:
Where the jungle meets the beach, the wildlife and nature is only what you see in National Geographic. Nosara is home to a diverse population of locals and foreigners that work together to preserve the natural beauty. The Nosara Biological Reserve is a 50 hectare private nature reserve. You will see an abundance of wildlife such as Howler Monkeys, white face monkeys, sea turtles, occasional whales, ant eaters, a variety of birds and many more species that only exist in the rain forests that surround our beautiful white sand beaches. We are located on the Nicoya Peninsula along the Pacific Coast.
Cost:
This includes: Room and board with a local family, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the culture and maximize your time learning Spanish. All meals Consumable workbooks; on-loan textbooks Art supplies, school activities, school mandated trips, field trips, and regular program school-wide activities Transportation to and from school, and to all field trips Not included in Tuition, Room and Board: Additional snacks or drinks consumed in between meals, school and PE uniforms, emergency med

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