Costa Rica

Perfect for Spanish students of all abilities, this program will allow you to learn Spanish from native speakers in a small group. Practice Spanish with fellow students and live with a welcoming host family that will introduce you to the warm Tico culture. Outside of the classroom, participate in some of the heart-pounding adventure activities that make Costa Rica famous, including zip lining, hiking, and kayaking. Also, you will be working with locals in community projects to enrich your cultural understanding by connecting you through service.
Main Objectives
  • Demonstrate awareness of cultural values and their impact as students work with others in a community
  • Demonstrate awareness of diversity with a focus on the Costa Rican population
  • Communicate appropriately and effectively in thee target language with diverse individuals and groups
  • Demonstrate an increased capacity to appreciate the natural environment and biodiversity

Three components of the cultural awareness and language immersion
  • Community service
  • Spanish immersion
  • Biodiversity/Ecotoursim education

Shaker Heights Campus

20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
GRADES Junior K-8
Phone: 216-321-8260

Hunting Valley Campus

2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley, Ohio 44022
Phone: 216-831-2200
University School serves 870 boys in Junior Kindergarten to grade 12 on two campuses in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. The School’s mission is to inspire boys of promise to become young men of character who lead and serve. Dedicated faculty, rigorous curriculum, and experiential programs foster intellectual, physical, creative, and moral excellence. University School is a diverse and inclusive community where each boy is known and loved.