Spanish immersion for adults

[et_pb_section fullwidth=»on» specialty=»off»][et_pb_fullwidth_slider admin_label=»Fullwidth Hero» show_arrows=»on» show_pagination=»on» auto=»off» parallax=»off» parallax_method=»off»][et_pb_slide heading=»Spanish Immersion Camp for Adults» alignment=»center» background_layout=»dark» background_image=»http://www.icies.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/spanish-immersion-adults.jpg» allow_player_pause=»off» background_color=»#ffffff»]Learn spanish, participate in volunteering projects and experience the beauty and culture of Costa rica with our 2-week Spanish Immersion Camps[/et_pb_slide][/et_pb_fullwidth_slider][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fullwidth=»off» specialty=»off»][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=»4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=»Text – General description» background_layout=»light» text_orientation=»left»]

Ever wanted to live abroad and get to know the culture and the language? Then our spanish immersion program is for you. For a duration of 2 weeks you will learn spanish with our tailor-made spanish courses. You will experience the Costa Rican lifestyle and culture by taking part in cultural activities and volunteering projects. And finally, you will discover breathtaking landscapes and exotic plants and animals on our our guided tours.

The camp lasts for a duration of 2 weeks and includes accommodation in hostels or private dormitories, 20 hours of spanish lessons, participation to volunteering projects and 3 guided tours to various areas of the country.

This program is made specifically for adults 18 years old and up. If you would like younger people to take part in the program with you, we also offer a spanish immersion for teens program

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Accommodation and food

You will stay in a dormitory or hostel along other other participants of your age and get to know the people you will be sharing this adventure with. You will also discover the traditional meals and drinks that ticos love and discover a multitude of exotic fruits and vegetables.

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Spanish Classes

You will learn spanish by attending our tailor-made language classes. Whether you are a beginner or already have prior knowledge of the language, you will come out of your trip speaking the language much better than when you arrived. You might even be able to hold lengthy conversations with the locals you meet along the way! The program includes 20 lessons of 45 minutes each but you can take additional courses if you want to improve even more.

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Volunteering

If you want to contribute to a cause that is important to you, we can help you participate to a volunteering projects in the area, for example

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With its access to the Pacific and Atlantic oceans patched with white and black beaches, its dozens of protected national parks as well as its diverse fauna and flora, it is the perfect destination to get away from the big city life and learn to embrace a slower, calmer way of life. 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In this tour you will know the local city and the surrounding area and visit some important cultural landmarks, such as the metropolitan Park La Sabana, the seat of the President or the financial district.[/et_pb_blurb][et_pb_gallery admin_label=»Gallery – Pacific coast» gallery_ids=»436,438,440,446,445,414″ fullwidth=»on» posts_number=»4″ show_title_and_caption=»off» show_pagination=»on» background_layout=»light» /][et_pb_blurb admin_label=»Blurb» title=»Pacific coast tour (2 days)» url_new_window=»off» use_icon=»off» icon_color=»#7EBEC5″ use_circle=»off» circle_color=»#7EBEC5″ use_circle_border=»off» circle_border_color=»#7EBEC5″ icon_placement=»top» animation=»off» background_layout=»light» text_orientation=»center»]The pacific coast is the most popular tourist destination thanks to its beautiful weather, gorgeous sunsets and exotic wildlife. You will swim in white sandy beaches, admire picture-perfect sunsets and maybe even spot dolphins or whales.[/et_pb_blurb][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=»1_2″][et_pb_gallery admin_label=»Gallery – Caribbean» gallery_ids=»388,389,391,390,393,392,394″ fullwidth=»on» posts_number=»4″ show_title_and_caption=»on» show_pagination=»on» background_layout=»light» /][et_pb_blurb admin_label=»Blurb» title=»Caribbean coast tour (2 days)» url_new_window=»off» use_icon=»off» icon_color=»#7EBEC5″ use_circle=»off» circle_color=»#7EBEC5″ use_circle_border=»off» circle_border_color=»#7EBEC5″ icon_placement=»top» animation=»off» background_layout=»light» text_orientation=»center»]The Caribbean coast, with its pristine beaches, unique culture and delicious food will show you a part of costa rica where life is lived at a relaxed pace and enjoyed fully. You will visit the small town of Cahuita as well as its National Park where you can spot capucin and howling monkeys. You will also discover the beautiful town of puerto viejo and learn to surf in playa Cocles.[/et_pb_blurb][et_pb_gallery admin_label=»Gallery – Volcano» gallery_ids=»322,320,323,366,318″ fullwidth=»on» posts_number=»4″ show_title_and_caption=»on» show_pagination=»on» background_layout=»light» /][et_pb_blurb admin_label=»Blurb» title=»Volcano tour (1 days)» url_new_window=»off» use_icon=»off» icon_color=»#7EBEC5″ use_circle=»off» circle_color=»#7EBEC5″ use_circle_border=»off» circle_border_color=»#7EBEC5″ icon_placement=»top» animation=»off» background_layout=»light» text_orientation=»center»]Costa Rica has more than a dozen of volcanoes, some active and some not. You will visit either the Irazú volcano, the highest in Costa Rica, or the Poas volcano with its intense turquise crater lake. We will also stop along the way to visit waterfalls and coffee plantations so you can see another part of the Costa Rican natural beauty.[/et_pb_blurb][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=»4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=»Text – What is included» background_layout=»light» text_orientation=»center» module_class=»header-decorated»]

What else is included?

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What isn’t included

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Dates and prices

Dates Application Deadline Price
Summer program

February 17th until March 2nd
March 4th until March 18th
December 1st 2000$
Winter program

July 12th to July 25th
July 25th to August 7th
April 1st 2000$

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