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BTA, Spanish Immersion

The Journey

During this week, high school students will adventure, serve and learn in a beautiful region of Costa Rica!  They will engage in meaningful service projects with our established partners in a few communities of Guanacaste. This team will also enjoy time for adventures while seeing the sights in this wonderful country. Your Journey will be filled with Service Learning objectives, as we feast on local cuisine, have comfortable and community-based accommodations, and experience a true sense of the way life is in Costa Rica!

 

INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS TO BE HELD AND TRAININGS IN THE FALL AT YOUR SCHOOL!

 

This Journey is being customizes specifically for a private school, as a Spanish Immersion Journey!

 

All transportation and itinerary details are pre-arranged for the team. We arrange flights and in-country private buses, all meals, serve projects, team time, and fun adventures. This week will be filled with activities to engage in a true Service Learning Experience.

 

If there is a class or course being imbedded into this Journey, our leader will work alongside teachers and faculty to ensure that the serving components match your expected learning outcomes.

 

 

Discover the beauty of the Spanish language through a cultural immersion experience! Your students will increase their global competence by staying in a foreign country. Each day they will develop cross-cultural and communication skills by interacting with locals. Activities could include hosting an English language camp, playing soccer with the local school children, and practicing problem-solving skills through everyday encounters.

 

This Journey is ideal for teachers and students who wish to experience the beauty of a foreign land and a foreign language. We are planning a team size of no more than 10 students, and two teachers.

 

Please click here for your Sample Customized Journey Itinerary

 

Quick Info

Or register below for the Journey dates of:
09 - Mar - 2019 to 16 - Mar - 2019
RECOMMENDED FOR

This Journey is customized for the high school student, and teachers.

JOURNEY COST

$2,475 (all inclusive)

Round-trip airfare BOS to SJO *

7 nights lodging  – hotel/cabin style – private

All meals (23)

All in country transportation, private bus

Travel/Health Insurance liability p/p

4 Service projects coordination/material

Led2Serve Journey Leader/coordinator/guide

Zip-line & Mystico hanging bridges hike

1 day Coffee tour and local visits to farms

2 on site/trainings for team members prior to departure at school

On-line registration

Excluding: optional additional meals, optional additional adventures, meals in airports/travel days

* based on todays flight rates. Subject to change until deposits are in.

SERVICE PROJECTS

Language Immersion 75%
75%
Local Community Serve 25%
25%
School/Partner project 25%
25%

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COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Escuela Santa Teresa Norte

Santa Teresa Norte is a school partner located in a rural community, with 15 students. During our time there we will be engaged in a variety of projects you can choose from. Are you artistically inclined? Love music? Or sports? Each project is built around your desire to serve in a way that supports learning, education, relationships and community strategies. Ask for more details on how we design class trips to support this and other community partners.

Hacienda Rio Cote

The Hacienda Rio Coté Project (HRC) was established in 2007 to restore and protect rainforest land adjacent to the Rio Coté National Protected Areas in Costa Rica.

HRC’s mission is to reforest and preserve land that is contiguous with existing protected areas of the Rio Coté National Forest and in effect increase the size of a pristine rainforest environment. HRC’s goal is to maintain and extend natural biodiversity, preserve watersheds, reduce erosion and river degradation, protect animal and insect habitats, and preserve the primordial beauty of the tropical rain forests for future generations.

 

 

Tierras Morenas

Located in the northern region of Tilaran, Guanacaste, near the Nicaraguan border, Tierras Morenas is a classic farming village.  The nearby wind farm is one of the few modern technologies to reach this quaint community, where the people are friendly and welcoming.  In Tierras Morenas we assist in however your class is needed in this timeless village, whether it’s helping to teach English at the school, creating a sports program for the kids, painting a mural or building a playground.

Logistics

ACCOMMODATIONS

We will stay at either the San Bosco Lodge, Cabinas Catalina, Coralles Farm, or another locally owned and supported lodging facility that is perfect for student teams!

TRANSPORTATION

Our 15 passenger bus partners will accompany us on each Journey and stay with the team the entire week. Air conditioned, insured, and fabulous!

WHAT TO BRING

Hat, Sunscreen

Passport

Bathing Suit

Close toed shoes, toiletries

Heart to Serve

More to come 🙂

DAILY SCHEDULE

ADVENTURE

 

March 9

Depart for San Jose, Costa Rica
Meet your L2S Journey Leaders/Driver at SJO
Transport to La Fortuna – welcome dinner and Team Training/overview

Lodging in La Fortuna (2 nights)

March 10

Breakfast and morning team time

Adventure Day; Team Zip-lining and Mystico Hanging Bridges

Afternoon, local community visit with the Eco farm

Team dinner and lodging in La Fortuna

March 11

Breakfast and morning team time
Serve Day English/Spanish School (language immersion day with school partner)

Team Lunch at local house & cheese farm
Early evening hike and reflection
Team Dinner and lodging in Nuevo Arenal

 

Sample – PDF – Daily Itinerary

 

 

SERVE

 

March 12

Breakfast at Moyas, morning time
Serve Day – English/Spanish School (language immersion day with school partner)

Afternoon, local community visit with the Eco tour farm Weather pending, visit reforestation
Team dinner and lodging in Nuevo Arenal

March 13

Breakfast at Moyas, morning time – head to Santa Teresa Norte SchoolServe Day –

Program to be customized with Joqui – in school, 15 students Arts, music, language, sports, cultural immersion
Afternoon hike at Monte Escondito and swim time

Lodging at the Cabins, Santa Teresa Norte

March 14

Breakfast at Cabins
Reforestation and coffee tour immersion day
Afternoon split into two, visit Michael, and Lorenas – Eco farm tour Community event day with Santa Teresa Norte
Lodging at the Cabins, Santa Teresa Norte

EXPLORE

 

March 15

Breakfast and team reflection/devotion
Adventure Day ~ La Fortuna day, Coffee Farm tour in Spanish

Visit local shops and lunch
Lodging at the Cabins, Santa Teresa Norte

March 16

Return to SJO for departure back to Logan

 

 

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