Location
  • Costa Rica
    • Heredia
Length
1 - 2 weeks

Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Timeframe
Summer
Housing
Host Family
Language
Spanish
Age Min.
13
Age Max
17

Pricing

Starting Price
3500
Price Details
All meals, classes, tours, transportation, class materials, and activities are included in the camp. We provide 24/7 communication with parents and upload photos of the camp daily to instagram and Whatsapp text groups.

Included in the Camp:
• Small Group Spanish classes, 20 hours/week
• Spanish Oral examination to ensure proper Spanish class placement
• Homestay Accommodation – 2 meals/day, laundry, wifi
• Daily cultural activities; dance, yoga, art, cooking, soccer
• Mix of traditional and modern Costa Rica lunch provided daily
• Weekend adventure tours like white water rafting and national park tours
• Airport pick-up and drop-off (from SJO)
• Chaperones 24/7; 7:1 student-chaperone ratio
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Meals SIM cards Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
What's Not Included (Extra)

Not Included in the Camp:
— Airfare & Travel Insurance
—Spending money for umbrellas, snacks, ice-cream, souvenirs, etc. (we recommend $50/week)

Sep 26, 2022
Sep 21, 2022
21 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Combining intensive Spanish classes, local homestay accommodation, daily cultural activities, and weekend adventure tours, the Teen Spanish Summer Camp fully immerses students in Costa Rica’s culture, language, and natural beauty.

The camp emphasises studying and acquiring Spanish through cultural immersion. Students will not only walk away with an increased confidence in speaking Spanish, but also with a worldly and cultural perspective on life… and an adventure to share with everyone back home!

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Program Highlights

  • Gain Spanish fluency by living with a local family and seeing the real way of life in Costa Rica.
  • Take weekend excursions to rainforests, waterfalls, and volcanos.
  • Meet and study Spanish with other students your age from all over the world.
  • Partake in afternoon activities at the school.
  • Make friends with Costa Ricans who are learning English during weekly conversation class where English and Spanish learners are grouped to practice speaking skills.

Program Dates

Application Deadline
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Program Reviews

9.7 Rating
based on 23 reviews
  • 9-10 rating 91.3%
  • 7-8 rating 8.7%
  • 5-6 rating 0%
  • 3-4 rating 0%
  • 1-2 rating 0%
  • Growth 9.3
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 9.7
  • Housing 9.6
  • Safety 9.7
Showing 1 - 8 of 23 reviews
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Steven
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Immersion Experience

Going to Costa Rica was my first time out of the country since three years old. And, it couldn’t have been better. I’ve been learning Spanish for four years and have become nearly fluent, so it was great stretching myself. I loved picking up on the idiosyncrasies of the “Tico Spanish” and have made some amazing friendships with camp mates and Costa Ricans alike. The journeys you would go on after Spanish school were always amazing and really made you feel immersed in the country. Overall, 10/10 would recommend for all people looking to improve their Spanish.

Pros
  • Great Spanish class program
  • Amazing immersion and Homestay
  • Has exchanges with local schools learning English
1 person found this review helpful.
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Kelli
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Loved the summer teen program

My 13 year old girls had a great time at the Tico Lingo summer teen camp. The structure, the staff, the environment and all of the activities kept them learning and engaged.
This teen camp is all inclusive. The education, accommodations, excursions, activities, and food made the camp easy and affordable.
The kids had supervised freedom. They really grew with the language and the independence. Tico Lingo was organized and helped us with the whole process.
We would definitely take the summer teen camp again.

2 people found this review helpful.
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Taylor
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best camp ever

This experience was one of the best things I have ever done. While learning knowledgeable español we also were going on amazing adventures and learning new things everyday. We learned new things about cultures and other people and what their struggles were and how they lived their lives. It was something i will never forget, and being only 13 i already know that this is an experience I will take with me forward for many years. I loved the people and the camp counselors and my teacher was amazing! I hope to be back to next year.

Pros
  • Learned so much Spanish
  • Made a lot of new friends
  • The tours were tons of fun
Cons
  • Didn't get along with every camper
  • but that's pretty normal i guess
  • the teachers and the counselors were really really supportive
3 people found this review helpful.
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Gavin
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best program I’ve ever done

I loved this, because of Tico lingo I have a new best two weeks of my life! Cat and Chris were amazing, and so nice! I really hope to come back next year, I learned so much Spanish and made some amazing new friends! Although I do wish we had a later curfew, I loved it here. Chris is being nice, and extremely understanding. If you need to find a place to go, or a place to send your child, I very strongly suggest coming to Costa Rica, and attending tico lingo, for amazing people, fun teachers, and a great time

Pros
  • Sooo nice
  • Most fun I’ve had in years
  • Great for meeting new people
Cons
  • Not long enough
  • Early curfew
  • having to leave all my new friends so soon
3 people found this review helpful.
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Taylor
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Tico Lingo was awesomeeeee

Tico Lingo was great. The people are so nice and Chris is the nicest and chillest person ever. You study from 8:00-12:00 with breaks. After 12:00 everyone gets lunch (Tico Lingo pays for it) and then you will do the daily activity which are super fun. Chris and Cat are very supportive and fun to hangout with, they do not judge. It was such a good time, I loved meeting all the new people and getting new opportunities to practice spanish! Overall I strongly recommend coming to Tico Lingo if you are under 18 looking to study Spanish.

Pros
  • Great activities
  • Homestays provide everything you need (I recommend Sindy)
  • The school is very safe
Cons
  • Having to leave at the end of the 2 weeks
  • You might not get along with some people
3 people found this review helpful.
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Bell
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Tico Lingo was a wonderful and immersive experience!

Wow. That is the only term I can use to describe this camp. I have never experienced anything so well thought out and planned before. Every part of the trip was incredibly fun, entertaining, and well thought out. From the bus rides, to the classroom, and staff, every portion of this camp was perfect. Since Tico Lingo, I have not shut up about my experience, much to the chagrin of my family and friends. My Spanish improved drastically, and I made life long friendships. I have already begun making plans to return next year. 100/10 stars. Couldn’t be happier with my experience!

Pros
  • Welcoming
  • Immersive
  • SO MUCH FUN
Cons
  • THEY DO NOT SELL TAMPONS IN COSTA RICA.
7 people found this review helpful.
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Luke
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Tico Lingo Review!

Tico Lingo was an incredible opportunity to not only explore a country but become immersed in a new language with amazing people. I visited as a high school student who wanted to use the program to help prepare me for an AP Spanish class and also be able to interact with Spanish speakers in my community. Through the program I achieved these goals and also was able to develop my independence and knowledge of one of the most beautiful places in the world. I loved every second of it and I would strongly recommend this program for anyone who wants to improve their Spanish and explore the world!

Pros
  • Homestay Families were amazing!
  • Staff was incredibly nice.
  • Brilliant way to explore a different country!
7 people found this review helpful.
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Jack
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing

Tico Lingo has it down pat. Chris and all the other counselors were amazing incredibly supportive and very fun. This is been by far the best camp I have ever been to! The adventures are unforgettable experiences. The teachers and the Spanish immersiveProgram are very nice and supportive. I went from learning no Spanish at all to be able to start conversations and explain things. If you’re a beginner in Spanish this camp is right for you. And if you are a traveling buff and you love new experiences I 100% recommend this camp.

Pros
  • Beautiful country
  • Amazing people
  • Great food
Cons
  • No
  • No
  • I really can’t think of any
6 people found this review helpful.

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