Rigorous Academics + Spanish + Meaningful Vocational Ministry + Christian Mentoring + Adventure + Travel

Students International (SI) is providing a transformative opportunity to volunteer in Christ-centered ministry + service sites related to personal academic and vocational interests.

Gain hands-on experience in fields like: Sports, Women’s Health and Fitness, Women’s Social Work/Microfinance, Tutoring/Education, Boys and Girls Club, Creative Arts Workshop and much more.


Cost: $5900 + Airfare


Experience various cultural and historical treasures in Costa Rica through frequent excursions.


Late May to late July: In-country orientation 6 weeks intensive Spanish Weekend excursions 2 weeks ministry sites Debriefing

Housing & Meals

Live with carefully selected host families. Build relationships with them and learn from their culture. Try a variety of local foods for breakfast and dinner and packed lunches.



2023 dates: may 24-July 26

Orientation from May 24 to 28

Language school (one course) May 29 to June 16

Outreach from June 19 to Jul 1

Language school (one course) from July 3 to 21

Debrief July 22-25; return July 26

This course focuses on the development of oral and written fluency and vocabulary building. Weekly writing assignments such as compositions, journals, etc. Requires active class discussions on a variety of topics from current events or researched themes.

This course provides a historical survey of the political, social, economic, religious, and artistic life in Spanish America from the pre-Columbian times through the 19th century. Also provides students with an understanding of the various forces and events that have shaped life and culture in the Spanish-speaking territories of America. Studies the main literary genres of the period and covers elementary concepts of literary theory and analysis.

The internship entails acquisition of knowledge of the Hispanic culture and application of Spanish communication skills in authentic contexts through service work in Spanish-speaking communities.

This course covers grammatical structures of Spanish and includes the study of Spanish morphology, syntax, and lexicon. It gives special attention to analysis and correction of interferences and conducts discussions of specific structures in Spanish, followed by oral and written practice.

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