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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart U.S. for Costa Rica
  • Arrive in San Jose Transfer to Heredia
  • Orientation Upon arrival, we will have an orientation session with our International Studies Abroad staff about the week ahead.
  • Heredia Homestay Our home for the next six evenings will be with our homesty families in Heredia, where three meals will be provided daily.
Day 2 Heredia
  • Walking Tour of Heredia Take an introductory walking tour of Heredia; a refreshingly pleasant and relaxed Costa Rican city which is a great location for anyone looking for a truly unique Costa Rica experience. The city is emblematic of the Costa Rican lifestyle and makes for a perfect study abroad destination, showcasing pleasant plazas, lush green spaces and parks, and friendly people enjoying their days.
Day 3 Heredia
  • Cook Costa Rican Style! Create authentic local foods and sit down to savor your delicious creations.
  • Universidad Latina - Heredia Begin our summer program taught by host university faculty at the Universidad Latina - Heredia.
Day 4 Poas Volcano National Park
  • Poas Volcano Visit the Poás Volcano National Park. Poás is an andesitic-basaltic strata-volcano 8,000ft high. It has the biggest geyser in the world and is impressively beautiful.
  • Universidad Latina Continue with our classes at Universidad Latina.
Day 5 Heredia
  • Independent Exploration We will have some free time for shopping and exploration.
  • Universidad Latina Continue with our classes at Universidad Latina.
Day 6 Heredia
  • Soccer Match Take part in a soccer match at Universidad Latina.
  • Universidad Latina Continue with our classes at Universidad Latina.
Day 7 Manuel Antonio
  • Manuel Antonio National Park Combining white sandy beaches with lush tropical forest, Manuel Antonio is the perfect place to see a variety of Costa Rican wildlife, from white-faced monkeys and sleepy-faced sloths, to green turtles and orange-and-black-shelled land crabs. Explore the cays and inlets of this national park.
Day 8 Manuel Antonio
  • Excursion to Manuel Antonio Manuel Antonio is a city located in a beautiful region of Costa Rica facing the Pacific Ocean. From white sandy beaches to turquoise waters, this booming tourist town has something to offer to everyone who visits.
Day 9 Heredia
  • Travel from Manuel Antonio to Heredia
  • Homestay in Heredia Our home for the next six evenings will be with our homesty families in Heredia, where three meals will be provided daily.
Day 10 Heredia
  • Dance Lesson This evening, enjoy a dance lesson conducted by professional instructors at the Universidad Latina.
  • Universidad Latina Continue with our classes at Universidad Latina.
Day 11 Heredia
  • Visit the National Theater Designed after the Opera House in Paris, it is considered to be Costa Rica's most important architectural landmark.
  • Universidad Latina Continue with our classes at Universidad Latina.
Day 12 Heredia
  • Juegos Tradicionales Enjoy taking part in some 'Juegos Tradicionales', or traditional Costa Rican games.
  • Universidad Latina Continue with our classes at Universidad Latina.
Day 13 Heredia
  • Independent Exploration We will have some free time for shopping and exploration.
  • Universidad Latina Continue with our classes at Universidad Latina.
Day 14 Rio Negro
  • Rio Negro Tubing Adventure After a safety briefing, we will each get our own personal round raft and begin our tour and Rio Negro Tubing Adventure down the white water rapids in the Rio Negro.
  • Farewell Dinner Tonight, we will enjoy a special farewell dinner as a group to bring closure to your experience.
Day 15 Departure
  • Depart for U.S.