Summer 2019 Spanish Immersion Trip to Costa Rica; Info Session on Oct. 2

Learn Spanish in Costa RicaAre you interested in being immersed in a different culture for two weeks? Are you interested in improving your Spanish-speaking skills? Would you like to have a deeper empathy for what our English Learners experience on a daily basis? Then this trip is for you!

ACPS teachers and administrators with ANY level of Spanish proficiency are invited to partake in a two-week authentic language and cultural experience with Centro Panamericano de Idiomas (CPI), June 16-29, 2019, in Costa Rica. View a detailed itinerary »

Learn more by attending an informational session on Tuesday, October 2, at 4:30 p.m. We’ll meet in the ESOL Office located on the 3rd floor of the Northside Library at 705 Rio Road West.

Included in the Trip:

  • 2 weeks of personalized instruction in Spanish (4 hours a day in a small-group setting)
  • Homestay with local families (almost all meals are included in the trip price)
  • Two different campuses: Heredia (outside of San Jose) and Monteverde (in the Cloud Forest)
  • Afternoon social and cultural activities, including cooking; dancing; historical, natural and adventure tours; volunteer work; and a visit to a local school.
  • Weekend trip to the beach at Manuel Antonio
  • All ground transportation
  • Our own group assistant, if we get a group of 8

Estimated Cost: $1,980 + airfare & travel insurance. Since a primary purpose of this trip is attending language classes daily, PDRP can help defray the cost.


  • November 1 – Express non-binding interest
  • February 15 – Purchase airline tickets (although the sooner you purchase, the cheaper they will be)
  • May 1 – Pay tuition to the school

Can’t make the informational session or have questions? Contact Cyndi Wells, Lead Coach for ESOL & World Languages, at or 434-296-6517 (ESOL Office).