Costa Rica Trips and Tours

School Trips to Costa Rica

In Costa Rica there is a saying—“Pura Vida” or “the simple life.” While there you are encouraged to appreciate life’s simple pleasures. Through this belief Costa Rica is widely known as the happiest country in the world. ACIS Student trips to Costa Rica embody that spirit and provide endless opportunities for fun, learning, excitement and relaxation. From zip-lining through cloud forests and hiking through rain forests to relaxing in hot springs and shopping for treasures in local markets, before you know it, you too will be shouting “Pura Vida!”

Our Tour Manager’s love for nature and his country was contagious! One of the hardest things was having to say goodbye to him. There were many tears from the entire group”

Valerie E. Group Leader

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Exceptional Educational Journeys Brochure

ACIS Brochure

Download our educational travel brochure to lean more about ACIS’ approach to delivering exceptional educational tours. Our teachers love the hotels, cultural connections and food, but what they say really sets us apart is the level of care. With ACIS it feels like a true partnership.

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How to Plan an Educational Tour

Get a 101 guide on how to plan an educational tour with ACIS. From tour selection, to recruiting a group all the way through preparing for departure, you’ll learn each step of the process and the tools and resources ACIS provides to make it easy.

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Guide to School Support and ACIS Travel

As you start to consider an ACIS educational tour for your school, you’ll need to determine which level of school support makes the most sense for your group: School Sponsored, School Supported or Independent. Our guide helps you find the level that’s right for you.

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2024 Spanish Language Calendar

We’ve put together a 12-month calendar comprised of inspiring photos and significant dates from across the Spanish-Speaking world.

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Cultural Resources for the Spanish Classroom

A comprehensive guide of free, online resources, from curated university libraries to embassy sites, that explore the history and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Plus, free ACIS lesson plans and blog posts.

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Perdido en Madrid

This two-part video lesson plan is for high school level Spanish classrooms. Each video comes with an exercise packet, carefully crafted by Spanish teachers and native speakers, that puts essential Spanish language skills into practice in a funny, relatable format.

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Spanish Visual Vocabulary

Whether you are traveling abroad with students or looking to make language come alive in the classroom, our Visual Vocabulary piece is a great way to practice vocab basics. Test your knowledge and see how many items you can name. The worksheet also includes a series of useful phrases.

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Did You Know?

ACIS tours are independently deemed so educational that teachers can earn professional development units and students can earn college credit!