Easy as Gallo Pinto: Organizing a Student School Trip to Costa Rica
What could be a better experience for students than the opportunity to travel abroad with peers to one of the most beautiful countries on Earth? And for you as a teacher, being able to partner with someone who is your direct contact from the first call or email, knows the country inside and out, and provides all the coordinating and hosting aspects of the trip?
Coordinating a trip for your students to Costa Rica with Go Tico! is easy! As a small, Wisconsin-based organization with directors who have lived in Costa Rica for many years, we will be your direct contact from day one. Our trips are truly immersive and very different from what you might find at a larger organization that emphasizes tourism in their middle and high school student travel to Costa Rica. We can customize the trip to the needs of your particular group of students (and parents if they choose to come along!) within our region of Costa Rica.
Here’s what Go Tico! can offer:
Programs for student groups of 8 - 30 students
Homestays - all students in same small, rural community
Cabins or small-hotel lodging
Service projects within small communities & schools
Library and Literacy support projects
General community service projects: community maintenance, recycling projects, etc.
Community activity nights to integrate students with all community members
Language immersion - optional
Educational tours about local industries: pineapple, chocolate, pepper, and more
Waterfalls, swimming, biological reserves, suspension bridges, hiking, wildlife rescues, and more!
All coordinating and details
Informational and orientation sessions for all prospective and registered students
Registration payment plans
Full hosting of your group from Airport pick up to drop off in San Jose
All-expenses paid trip for chaperoning teacher
Support & suggestions with group air travel
Support from initial student recruitment to trip conclusion
Interested? Here’s how to start:
Reach out to us! Contact Sara at email@example.com
Discuss timeline of trip, student language skills, and overall program goals
Go! Tico designs trip itinerary and provides pricing
Arrange initial informational meeting for prospective students
Go Tico! handles registration and payment processing
Arrange pre-trip orientations for registered students
Go Tico! directors meet you at the airport, ready to begin your adventure
Reach out now and prepare to take your students on the most life-changing experience of language, culture, cuisine, and friendship-building they’ll ever experience!