Students will use their language skills to connect with native speakers.
Students will receive specialized language instruction coordinated by myself and Joshua Expeditions to align with my current curriculum
Students will connect language and culture which is key for language acquisition
You must immerse yourself in an unfamiliar world in order to truly understand your own.
Students will have the opportunity to attend a folk dancing class one evening
Students will attend a cooking class as well as eat out in local restaurants
Students will visit a local coffee plantation, oxcart factory, and the rainforest
Joshua Expeditions is focused on bringing the Gospel to the students and bringing students to the world.
Our goal is for students to engage in world-wide travel through the lens of a biblical worldview
Students develop a broader perspective of the world and an increased cross-cultural understanding.
Learning a foreign language, and the culture that goes with it, is one of the most useful things we can do to broaden the empathy and imaginative sympathy and cultural outlook of children.
Who is Joshua Expeditions?
Joshua Expeditions is a non-profit Christian organization founded for the purpose of assisting schools and churches in bringing the world to young people and the Gospel to the world.
Joshua Expeditions has been providing purpose-filled educational travel since 1997 to groups from all over the country. We pride ourselves on a high level of customer service satisfaction as evidenced by an over 80% return rate. Every Joshua Expeditions tour also includes ministry opportunities which add value and perspective to each experience.
To ensure that students do not miss instruction time, the plan is to take this trip during their Spring Break.
Spring Break 2020
March 29th -April 4th
This trip will be taken every other year with this first year being the only year to accept Seniors.
San Jose, Costa Rica
Requirements for the Trip
Students need to have completed Spanish 1 and 2
Students must be high school level.
Seniors are invited this first year, but only if attending the Senior trip as well
Students must be in good standing with the school and fill out travel application
GROUP SIZE & COST
We need at least 10 students to take this trip.
10 students would be $2070 each
16 students would be $1985 each
a. Safe, centrally located hotels
b. Curfew as set by group leader
c. Everything done in groups
d. Responsible Chaperones
Payment & Trip Policies
Let's Take A Look Together!
Deposits Due May 24th!
We will design and sell a Spanish Class T-shirt option for students and charge a bit over cost to help fund raise for the trip.
Spanish Movie Night
We plan to show Coco (or another cultural film) and the students going on the trip would run concessions to raise money.
We will have a basket to bid on. It will offer a gift from our trip to Costa Rica. They would bid on a bag of Costa Rican coffee and some artisan work.
There is a scholarship option based on financial need for those interested.
How Can I Help?
Pray and Volunteer
Pray for our students' hearts to be prepared to see the world through God's eyes.
Pray for safety even now as we prepare for this trip
Help at the fundraising events
Encourage your child to write letters and find ways to help raise money for their trip
Pray and ask God if He would put it in your heart to be a chaperone