Student Travel

2022 Southbound Student Travel to Costa Rica

Student Traveler
Priority Application Deadline: March 22, 2022 is the absolute deadline.

The Partners of the Americas High School Exchange Program has a great opportunity to offer you! This program is an excellent opportunity for you to use and improve your Spanish while experiencing the culture of Costa Rica firsthand. We are pleased that you are interested in our program.

Please read through this information carefully. Pay close attention to the required orientation dates and times, see link below. By deciding to apply for our program, potential travelers are asked to commit to several orientations to ensure that they are properly selected and completely prepared for the travel experience. You must arrive on time and participate fully in all required orientations if you wish to travel.

Schedule of 2022 Student Orientation

Student Traveler

While your attendance at one of the informational meetings in TBD is not required, it is strongly recommended because we discuss what we look for in our travelers. Please make sure to schedule ALL other events and appointments accordingly so they do not conflict with the Partners of the Americas mandatory orientations. Please check the calendar for specific times and locations of these meetings.

The costs associated with the program include:

  • $30 non-refundable application fee
  • $2,800 for program and travel expenses
  • $300-$400 spending money while in Costa Rica
  • Associated fees such as immunizations, passport, host family gifts, etc.

There are some scholarships awarded based on financial need. In the past, the amount of the scholarships has been up to 1/3 of the total cost. The amount will vary based on the number of applicants. An application for financial assistance can be found by clicking here: Financial Assistance Form

The Partners’ committee looks forward to meeting you and your parent(s) at the Informational Orientation!

Review Important Dates

Review all the important upcoming Southbound Student Travel dates. If there are no dates listed below, please click Southbound Important Dates, to see a list of important dates for Southbound (traveling) students.

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