Safety first:
A vast majority of this program takes place in the Rio Cuarto region, the cantón with one of the lowest active rates of COVID in the country.  Areas outside of this region are in nature-based, rural areas. All hosts are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Middle & High School Intercultural Experience
Dates:
March 26 - April 2, 2022 *Ages 15+
April 3 - 10, 2022 *Ages 15+
June 11 - June 21, 2022 *Ages 12+ (guardians welcome)
August 6 - August 16, 2022 *Ages 12+
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The best and truest intercultural experience ever:
sure to be unlike anything you've done before!
Go Tico!'s Intercultural Experience strives to provide the perfect balance of true cultural immersion while exploring areas most tourists do not see: the amazing sites of the Rio Cuarto region.  This program provides just enough of everything: living and engaging with the small, welcoming host community, hiking, swimming, kayaking, learning, tasting, and truly living rural life in one of the most beautiful areas of Costa Rica:
  • Cultural & Language immersion: reside in the welcoming rural town of La Flor de Rio Cuarto, engaging in social activities with local kids and community members in Spanish. Learn how to cook Tico food with local residents and explore the produce of the region.
  • Service opportunities: provide academic enrichment & English conversation practice with local students
  • Regional tourism: hike at Arenal Volcano National Park, visit a butterfly garden, explore a biological reserve and the longest suspension bridge in the region, hike to epic waterfalls in the mountains, take a chocolate tour, explore the Rio Sarapiqui by boat, and kayak in the deepest lake in Costa Rica.
  • Local hosts: entire trip is hosted by Go Tico! co-directors Johel Saborio Gonzalez and  Sara Bembenek-Saborio 
  • Guardians (select trips): explore Costa Rica alongside your student, engaging in regional exploration.  During meal times, join in on cooking Tico-style and participate in evening community-building sessions.  Enjoy free time daily to relax and take-in the nature that surrounds you.
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Pricing & Registration Details
High School Only Programs​​
  • Dates: March or April, 2022
  • Registration deadline: December 31, 2021
  • Min.- Max. participants: 8-12
  • To register: submit registration packet (coming soon!) to goticocostarica@gmail.com
  • Trip fee: $1,700
  • Fee includes: All meals and accommodations, all coordination and hosting by Go Tico! directors, all entrance fees for activities & parks​, in-country transportation, airport pick up and drop off, COVID tests as required
  • Fee does not include: airfare and travel insurance for trip duration
Middle & High School Programs
  • Dates: June or August, 2022
  • Registration deadline: March 1, 2022
  • Min.- Max. participants: 8-12
  • To register: submit registration packet (coming soon!) to goticocostarica@gmail.com
  • Trip fee: $2,700
  • Fee includes: All meals and accommodations, all entrance fees for activities & parks​, in-country transportation, airport pick up and drop off, COVID tests as required
  • Fee does not include: airfare and travel insurance for trip duration 
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Middle school & local students baking cookies
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