The Travelling Classroom is 1 month. Every week you will visit another location.
The Travelling Classroom costs $1995.
Transportation between the locations is with public transportation, breakfast, some tours, dance and cooking classes, and happy hour on Fridays, Spanish classes and the company of an instructor are included. Lunch and dinner, additional excursions and transportation to town or to additional excursions are not included.
The program will be carried out as described, but small changes can be made. Weather, political, or personal conditions can cause a change in the schedule.
Every day you have Spanish classes during the week, and on the weekends you have an activity, free time or you are travelling to another location. Some activities, like salsa dancing, are in the evening with free time to yourself in the afternoon beforehand. On some days there isn’t an activity planned yet but you sign up for the activities that the school offers for all students (also the ones that are not part of the Travelling Classroom.
No, there is only one Travelling Classroom itinerary. You can decide to have Spanish Classes or not, but for the rest, there is only one itinerary. For 2014, we are programming the Travelling Classroom only in Costa Rica.
Starting dates are defined. You can find the confirmed dates on this website. If you are interested in a Travelling Classroom date that is not confirmed, you can still sign-up but need to wait for more /participants. (4 persons is minimum for a travelling classroom)
The Travelling Classroom starts in our hostel in Panama City, Panama, where you will get the introduction talk and we will explain everything about the upcoming program.
This changes every time but the average group size up till now has been 5 students.
No, all excursions can be done by anybody with normal physical skills.
Don’t bring too many clothes with you, there is laundry service at every school. Bring at least one pair of long trousers and a jacket or a thick sweater. The weather in Turrialba and Boquete can be a little bit colder sometimes. Don’t forget to bring things like medications you usually use, tampons and other toiletries. It is normal that your body has to get used to the different climate and food, bring medication for stomach aches if you are sensitive for this. Bring an international plug with you, every country has different electrical outlet.
Yes, we have a Facebook page where you can see reactions of students that have already joined or are going to join a Travelling Classroom. We will also make a new facebook page only for your Travelling Classroom group, where you can ask anything and post pictures of the trip. This is an easy way to share your pictures with the other group members.
Yes, it is possible to only join the group with the activities and the transport. This costs $1329.
Yes, this is possible. There are many activities that you can do at the different locations that aren’t included in the Travelling Classroom program. There are weekly activities scheduled at every school that you can sign up for. We also have a map at each school indicating all other activities you can do.
This is not the idea of the Travelling Classroom but we can discuss possibilities.
At each school we organize a welcome talk at 6:00 pm.so it is important to be there before that time. This is a bit unclear. Maybe a better way to say it is: It is important to attend the welcome talk and orientation scheduled for 6:00pm on the first day of the Travelling Classroom. Please arrive in plenty of time to attend this meeting.
We work with the 6 levels that are defined by the Common European Framework for references for languages (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2).
The average age of group is between 20 and 30.
This depends on the available rooms at that time. It can be 1 to 3 other people in one room.
No, insurance is not provided. We are not responsible for any of your belongings and suggest that you purchase travel insurance before leaving on your trip. You will sign a release of responsibility when starting the trip on Sunday night during the Welcome Talk.
All the equipment is already at the camp. You don’t have to bring your own tent, etc.
We recommend that you to travel with a backpack. It is easier to carry around and store.