SPECIAL PROGRAMS WITH OUR PARTNER ANN BECKER
ANNUAL WONDERFUL WOMEN ADVENTURE
Ann’s Wonderful Women Adventure experience is a carefully structured itinerary of education; interaction with local communities, including indigenous groups; volunteer activities; short-term home stays; recreation, and relaxation. This combination provides an in-depth and enriching experience for participants and hosts alike. Each year a new itinerary is crafted and includes diverse “off the beaten path” locations. Ann also always offers an optional pre-trip Spanish/Cultural Immersion program in conjunction with Personalized Spanish for those women who want to begin to learn or improve their Spanish speaking skills..
ANNUAL SPANISH LANGUAGE/CULTURAL IMMERSION EXPERIENCE (CO-ED TRIP)
Program Partner: Personalized Spanish School
Ann’s Spanish Language/Cultural Immersion Experience provides a highly customized, deeply integrated approach to learning or improving Spanish. This one-week trip consists of three days of small group Spanish lessons at Personalized Spanish, paired with a local home stay experience in the San Jose, Costa Rica suburb of Tres Rios. Whether participants are practicing Spanish while learning about the Costa Rican culture of drinking coffee or having a conversation with their host family over dinner, this experience gives students an opportunity to learn or improve their skills while also learning about local customs and culture. The second half of this trip gives participants a completely different, but equally authentic view of Costa Rican life and culture by traveling to the Osa Peninsula, the southernmost peninsula. Whether participants are hearing the personal stories of local small-business owners or learning about the surrounding ecology of the rain forest during guided tours of the majestic natural beauty the location affords (especially Corcovado National Park), the second half of the experience gives students the opportunity to improve their skills in a magnificent and unique “out-of-the-classroom” immersion experience.
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