KIIS: Costa Rica - Experience Costa Rica, Summer Program

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Costa Rica offers students a challenging academic travel through breathtaking scenery, stirring cultural immersion, immense biodiversity, and a variety of exhilarating events. Through classroom activities and excursions, students have the opportun... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.2
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Language skills, travel skills, worldly skills. This is definitely something I enjoyed and would do again. - Berea College View Entire Review
It helped my get over the passing of a parent. It helped my place my identity as a student, an educator, and a member of the world. - Berea College View Entire Review
I learned to be okay if plans fell through, and that it was okay if my Spanish wasn't perfect. I could still make do and learn to be patient. - Berea College View Entire Review
I learned about myself and about the world outside of the US. It was an amazing experience and I am interested in returning to study or teach. I've been able to incorporate my time there into real world connections in Middle School Social Studies' lesson plans. - Eastern Kentucky University View Entire Review
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A new language - Berea College View Entire Review
Ticos are AMAZING, beautiful people! 100% worthwhile. - Berea College View Entire Review
I wad really just wanting to see the cultural differences between latin americans. This gave me a better understanding of the culture that I may use in my career. - Kentucky State University View Entire Review
Absolutely wonderful. Its a real eye opener to go to another country. - University of Louisville View Entire Review

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Costa Rica offers students a challenging academic travel through breathtaking scenery, stirring cultural immersion, immense biodiversity, and a variety of exhilarating events. Through classroom activities and excursions, students have the opportunity to walk in tropical rainforest canopies, visit coffee plantations and hike to quetzal feeding areas high in the mountains of central Costa Rica. The program begins at the Arenal Volcano and then moves to Colorado near the Panama border where students meet their host families.

KIIS Costa Rica continues with a four day visit to the beaches of the Osa Peninsula on the Pacific Ocean. This area is home to monkeys, sloths, scarlet macaws, iguanas, turtles and dolphins. From there, the group travels to San Marcos de Tarrazu, the heart of the coffee region, where students stay with their second homestay family.Knowledge of Spanish is not required for this program, though it is encouraged. Students with some language proficiency will improve their speaking skills as well as their knowledge of Costa Rican culture through interactions with locals and explorations of the diverse regions of this spectacular country.

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  • Summer
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