Middle & High School Intercultural Experience

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OVERVIEW

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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Trip Registration and Pricing Details by the Month

JUNE

AUGUST

Dates:  August 6 -16, 2022 *Ages 15+

Registration Deadline: June 19, 2022
 
Min.- Max. participants: 8-12

To Register: submit registration packet to goticocostarica@gmail.com
 
Trip Fee: $2,300 
 
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

*Go Tico! will designate specific arrival and departure windows to the San Jose (SJO) airport in order to coordinate pick-up and drop-off 

Date: June 11 - June 21, 2022 *Ages 12+ (Guardians welcome but not required)


Registration Deadline: April 29, 2022


Min.- Max. participants: 8-12


To Register: submit registration packet to goticocostarica@gmail.com


Trip fee: $2,300


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 

*Go Tico! will designate specific arrival and departure windows to the San Jose (SJO) airport in order to coordinate pick-up and drop-off

CONTACT US NOW

REGISTER NOW for the Middle and High School Intercultural Experience or contact Sara and Johel to inquire about planning your own itinerary. As the Director of Experiences, Johel is also certified as an official tour guide by INA (Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje) in Costa Rica, which makes him a great resource to consult.

Contact us through this Google Form so that we can get a little more info before helping you to choose or plan your trip! 

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Middle school & local students baking cookies
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