Wake early for a simple breakfast before heading to Turrialba, a peaceful mountain town with all the quaintness of home, and flair of true Tico culture. You and at least one other student will be living, eating, and relaxing with this friendly and carefully-selected local family.
Spend afternoons working at a nearby village elementary school or a local home. The projects will be small-scale construction, repairs to the school facility or houses, and environmental maintenance on the school grounds. While projects vary depending on the season and community need, each is designed in partnership with community leaders. Additionally, each service initiative will be coupled with a group discussion about service, cultural immersion, global citizenship and other topics. Get to know your host family during evenings and practice conversational Spanish skills.