Retirees learn Spanish in Costa Rica
Tico folk dance on campus
Learning Spanish the fun way...
A pleasant exchange in Spanish class
Enjoying a 'baile típico'
Sunset from the lodge

Spanish program for retirees and active adults

November 6th through December 15th, 2017
&
January 29th through March 30th, 2018

Thursday, November 23rd: Join us for our traditional Thanksgiving Lunch!

Spanish for RetireesFor several years we have offered a Spanish program for retirees (and soon-to-be retirees). Participants study in our Intensive or Super-Intensive Spanish Program and participate in a number of cultural, educational, and recreational activities. Some of these activities take place on our campus while others involve short junkets to different area attractions. You can join us for anywhere between one and eight weeks.

Spanish for active adultsYou can stay on our beautiful campus at one of three lodges, or in the town of Santa Ana with a Costa Rican host family. If you stay on campus, we provide a shuttle service to take you to the town of Santa Ana and back. If you stay with a host family, we have a shuttle that brings you out to campus every morning and goes back down in the afternoon (about 10 minutes each way). In both cases, all meals are provided.

If you wish to travel on the weekends, we help you discover the best activity for you, help you decide on where to stay, how to get there, and even find you some good discounts while we’re at it!

Enrollment suggestion: We recommend that you try to make arrangements as early as possible, especially if you're considering lodging on campus, as the space is limited.

In addition to the regularly scheduled activities (Spanish classes, breakfast and lunch), we offer the following activities (see below). Keep in mind that we may vary the activity and/or the day that an activity is held as needed.


Program Schedule
Week
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Sat / Sun
1
Spanish class
Santa Ana walking tour
Spanish class
Yoga class
Spanish class
Dave Kaufman's Grammar Lecture
Dance class
Spanish class
Field Trip:
Coffee Tour OR Old Sugar Mill
Spanish class
Afternoon Open
OPEN
(optional excursions)
2
Spanish class
Lecture on Costa Rica: General overview
Spanish class
Yoga class
Spanish class
Dave Kaufman's Grammar Lecture
Dance class
Dinner @ Conversa
Spanish class
Field Trip:
National Museum
Spanish class
Afternoon Open
OPEN
(optional excursions)
3
Spanish class
Afternoon Open
Spanish class
Yoga class
Spanish class
Dave Kaufman's Grammar Lecture
Dance class
Spanish class
Field Trip:
Museum of Art
Spanish class
Afternoon Open
OPEN
(optional excursions)
4
Spanish class
Afternoon Open
Spanish class
Yoga class
Spanish class
Dave Kaufman's Grammar Lecture
Dance class
Spanish class
Field Trip:
Coffee Tour OR Old Sugar Mill
Spanish class
Farewell lunch @ La Casona:
Marimba!
OPEN
(optional excursions)

If you have questions, or if you'd like to chat with us about the Retiree Program, please feel free to give us a call at 1-888-669-1664. We'll be happy to hear from you.
A couple of nice articles about retirees learning Spanish at Conversa - written by former Conversa students... Enjoy!

Spanish For Retirees

By Frank MacMurray

 

Learning Spanish in Costa Rica

By Jonsey Jones