¡Pura vida! The national motto translates to “pure life” or “simple life” and encapsulates Costa Ricans’ laid-back attitude and appreciation for simple things. Couple this refreshing outlook with pristine beaches, ethereal cloud forests, and rich biodiversity and you’ve landed in an enchanting place! There’s no shortage of outdoor adventures, while San José offers up city fare with museums, restaurants, and nightlife. This is an ideal place to learn Spanish, as Costa Ricans are known for their clear speech.
Learn Spanish in Costa Rica
Improve your Spanish at Manuel Antonio beach or in San Jose, Costa Rica!
As a participant in our Spanish Immersion Costa Rica program, you will have the opportunity to improve your language proficiency quickly while exploring a beautiful country and living with a local family in the process. You'll have access to amazing beaches and rainforests, as well as rafting, hiking, and kayaking options!
Sustainable Action Costa Rica
Immerse yourself in the UN Sustainable Development Goals with a specialized 8-day educational tour of Costa Rica!
The Sustainable Action Costa Rica educational tour is a chance for students and recent grads to have a hands-on, resume-building international adventure. Participants will come away with a better understanding of sustainability issues and related academic and career possibilities, all while making new friends.
Volunteer to Teach English in Costa Rica
Spend a week or more as a volunteer teacher or tutor in Costa Rica
Help locals improve their English at a community center, school, or similar institution. You’ll have the chance to learn a lot about Costa Rica and improve your Spanish, with some free time to explore the country’s natural beauty!