Live Virtual Information Session: December 2, 2021 at 7 p.m. 
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Sesión Informativa Virtual: 2 de diciembre de 2021 a las 7 p.m.
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Feel safer in in-person learning:
Program hosts and instructors are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
All participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Siéntase más seguro en el aprendizaje presencial:
Los anfitriones e instructores del programa están completamente vacunados contra COVID-19.
Todos los participantes tiene que estar completamente vacunados contra COVID-19.

English as a Foreign Language
& Tourism Retreat
2022 Dates:
January 8-15, 2022 *High School
January 16 - 23, 2022 *University/Adult
January 29-February 5, 2022 *High School

February 6-13, 2022 *University/Adult
Mountains and pineapple in La Flor, Costa Rica
English classes in Costa Rica?  A very logical combination for Go Tico! co-owner Sara, who is a certified English as a Second Language instructor and has been teaching ESL for over 15 years and recently taught English short-courses at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Join us in 2021 for 8 days of English immersion: live in one of our two cabins in our Costa Rican community of La Flor, engage in 24+ hours of direct English instruction with morning and afternoon classes, shared meal times with our family (all in English, of course!), and lunch-time English cooking classes.  On alternate days, we will tour the region, engaging in English-only tours and discussions to practice and refine your English skills.

Itinerary Preview

  • Day 1

    • Arrival

    • Accommodations check in​

    • Program orientation & meet your peers

    • Dinner

  • Day 2, 4, 6

    • Morning English classes, Speaking, Grammar & Listening​

    • Lunch, cooking class

    • Afternoon English classes, Discussion & Vocabulary

    • Free time for homework & review

    • Dinner

    • Evening English engagement & activities

  • Day, 3,5,7

    • Morning English classes, Speaking, Grammar & Listening​

    • Lunch, cooking class

    • Afternoon Regional Outing in English

      • Chocolate Tour & Biological Reserve​

      • Sarapiqui Boat Tour

      • Hiking Bajos del Toro

    • Free time for homework & review

    • Dinner, cooking class

    • Evening English engagement & activities

  • Day 8

    • Morning English class

    • Lunch, cooking class

    • Afternoon Presentations 

    • Program Conclusion

Cacao beans

Pricing & Registration

  • Dates:
    • January, 2022 programs (register by December 17, 2021)
    • February, 2022 programs (register by January 7, 2022)
  • Min.- Max. participants: 6-10
  • To register:
  • Trip fee: $1,295
  • Fee includes:
    • All meals and accommodations
    • English instruction and materials
    • All entrance fees for activities & parks​
    • In-country transportation
  • Fee does not include: Insurance for trip duration, alcohol (adults only!)