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Happy Traveler Travers Enjoying Their Trip Booked Through GoTico! Costa Rica  - Exploring the Arenal Volcano

University Service & Intercultural Trips
to Costa Rica

OVERVIEW

This is your unmatched opportunity to truly live and experience life in an authentic, rural Costa Rican community. Get ready to enjoy being the only extranjeros around! Immerse yourself in Spanish while engaging with the local community through academic enrichment with kids and time in homestays. Truly live rural Tico life and get an intimate look into the less-traveled Huetar Norte of Costa Rica, home to many beautiful rainforests, waterfalls, rivers, wildlife, and popular tropical Costa Rican produce.

Cultural Exchange and Education Initiative
Arenal Volcano
Hanging Bridges Costa Rica
Bird watching a Resplendent Quetzal in Costa Rica

IT'S LIKE THE BEST PARTS OF A SEMESTER STUDY ABROAD,
ALL PUT INTO AN
11 DAY TRIP

Live in a combination of rural community cabins and host families, both within the welcoming rural community of La Flor in the cantón of Rio Cuarto.

Engage with the local community daily: youth and adults alike to teach, learn, and share culture


Speak Spanish at all hours of the day as you live amongst Tico families in a community apart from tourists and visit incredible, off-the-beaten-path natural sites
 
Explore  a biological reserve as it comes alive at sunrise, Arenal Volcano National Park, mountain waterfalls, the history and process of chocolate, the longest suspension bridge in the region, the rainforest at night, a wild river by boat, or the deepest volcanic lake by kayak.

Learn with hosts who have lived in Costa Rica and studied the flora, fauna and region for years.  Engage in charlas to discover the natural history and wonders of this incredible area!

TRIP REGISTRATION DETAILS

Dates:
May 26 - June 5, 2024 (Register by April 1, 2024)
August 16 - 26, 2024 (Register by June 1, 2024)


Min.- Max. participants: 
8-12, University students only


To Register: 
Complete the online registration form below and submit payment via Venmo @goticocostarica

Trip fee: 
$2,600
(15% early bird discount available through February 29, 2024 for May trip and May 1, 2024 for August trip)


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

*Fee Does Not Include: 
Airfare*
*Go Tico! will designate specific arrival and departure windows to the San Jose (SJO) airport in order to coordinate pick-up and drop-off

Trip medical insurance or trip cancellation insurance (Go Tico! can provide recommendations)

Student Delighting in Local Waterfall - Immersed in the Natural Beauty of Catarata del Tor
Young Tico Local - Embodying Costa Rican Culture and Innocence - Cultural Immersion Experience
Students Exploring Their Cultural Immersion Destination - Discovering the Charms of Local Life
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