Middle & High School Intercultural Experiences to Costa Rica

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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Watch our Middle & High School Information Session here!

Trip Registration and Pricing Details 

MIDDLE SCHOOL


Dates:
June 20 - 30, 2023 




Registration Deadline: March 1, 2023


Min.- Max. participants: 8-12, ages 12 - 14


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


Trip fee: $2,450


Fee Includes: All meals and accommodations, all entrance fees for activities & parks​, in-country transportation, airport pick up and drop off, travel medical insurance


*Fee Does Not Include:
Airfare* to San Jose International Airport

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

HIGH SCHOOL - SPRING

Dates: 
March 18 - 25, 2023
March 25 - April 1, 2023
April 1 - April 8, 2023

Registration Deadline: January 6, 2023

 
Min.- Max. participants: 8-12, age 15 - 18
 
Trip Fee: $1,750 
 

HIGH SCHOOL - SUMMER

Dates: 
July 25 - August 4, 2023
August 5 - 15, 2023

Registration Deadline: May 14, 2023

 
Min.- Max. participants: 8-12, age 15 - 18
 
Trip Fee: $2,450
 
To Register for Spring or Summer: submit registration packet to goticocostarica@gmail.com

Fee Includes: All meals and accommodations, all entrance fees for activities & parks, in-country transportation, airport pick up and drop off, travel medical insurance

 
*Fee Does Not Include:
Airfare* to San Jose International Airport

*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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