- San Jose, Costa Rica; Liberia, Costa Rica; Santa Cruz, Costa Rica; Angeles, Costa Rica; Heredia, Costa Rica; Quepos, Costa Rica
- Program Type:
- Intensive Language
- Degree Level:
- High School
- 1-3 months
- Program Description:
Classes are taught M-F by foreign school staff and incorporate grammar, culture, and oral practice to boost student's language proficiency. Homestay families and on-site directors help facilitate the learning process by truly immersing the students into the language and culture.
SPI offers high quality foreign language immersion programs for high school students in a small group setting. Students live with a homestay family and earn potential college credit by attending an accredited foreign school. Afternoon and overnight weekend excursions to important cultural sites offer students a hands-on mobile classroom with professional and experienced teacher guides. SPI provides personalized and in depth orientation and pre-departure assistance for all students and their families. Our intimate group sizes enable personalized attention from our on-site directors and teacher travelers that guide students throughout the immersion process.
SPI programs are designed to prepare students for entering college and making high scores on the AP/IB exams. Benefits of SPI Programs: Develop Fluency in a Foreign Language, Strengthen Your Self Esteem & Confidence, Enter College with college credit! - Saving you time and money, Gain Multi-Cultural & Geographic Awareness, and Increase your Career Skills to prepare for life in the Global Business World.
- Setting Description:
- Students live with a family in a city where they are required to use their developing language skills as they safely explore the community and establish friendships with local residents. Programs are located in smaller, easy to manage cities that provide a true immersion experience.