Language Immersion: No

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Toll Free: US/CA (1) 866-423-3258


Costa Rica: Heredia: Language Immersion

Courses are for people who need to master the Spanish language. Courses are taught to individuals or a group of maximum 3 people. Classes are held Monday to Friday with different schedules to accommodate the student´s needs. When a student has prior knowledge of Spanish, he or she is invited to take an evaluation test to determine exactly which level course would suit best. The teaching method is organized into four levels – Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced and Superior. We offer the opportunity of acquiring the International Spanish Diploma sponsored by FIDESCU, and the University of Salamanca for an extra fee.

ONLY Friday, Saturday or Sunday arrival:  flight must arrive before 8pm (no exceptions) to San Jose. The orientation is same or next day.

Volunteer Opportunities: Spanish Lessons

Overview

  • Project length: From 1 week to 4 weeks.
  • Project dates: Year round. Programs start every Monday of the year.
  • Arrival airport: San Jose (SJO)
  • Accommodation: Local host family
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Airlines: American, United, Delta, US Airways, Copa, Taca, Avianca, Spirit Airways.
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov/

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Host Families.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
  • Laundry: Once a week.
  • Internet: available in some host families and projects
  • Arrival: Airport (SJO) meet and greet by ABV Staff and Airport transfer on arrival to San Jose
  • Orientation: Orientation upon arrival.
  • Morning or afternoon Spanish lessons, 3 days a week a total of 7 hours (45min each) extra hours can be purchased in country.
    Morning or afternoon Volunteer work, 5 days a week for 20 hours
  • Support: Full time in-country ABV Coordinator.  24/7 emergency contact number.
  • Departure: Transfer back to the airport at the end of the program.

Not included:

  • Flights. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Internet (Only available in some host families and projects). Any extra activities and excursions or tours not described on the planned itinerary.

Central America / US$
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6
Costa Rica91010251240135514701580

The volunteer prices and the immersion prices are not combined, you choose from one or the other price.

Central America / US$
Weeks 1 2 3 4
Costa Rica - Spanish Immersion1070137516851995

Any extra week of “accommodation and meals” will be US$150/week after week 4 until week 6, more Spanish lessons can be paid locally to the coordinator.

 

A Broader View Volunteer (ABV)  allows every traveler to choose their own program start date. This means you can arrive on any flight, any day of the week. Since ABV program fees are 100% tax deductible* we encourage you to fund raise. ABV offers advice and assistance with flight planning, affordable travel insurance, as well as procuring a visa, if necessary. Our ABV staff is available to any your questions. Contact us by email, through the on-line chat feature on our website or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.

WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?

Volunteer Registration Fee – ongoing support from ABV staff, program marketing costs, information pack, administration costs, ABV donation Fund, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.

Volunteer Program Fee – ABV donation fund, airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, accommodation and meals during volunteer program period, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs. As a US Non-Profit Charity Organization all your fees are tax deductible and you can fundraise from our website to pay for the fees.

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