Whilst attending a Summer Language Vacation our teenager students will be supervised by experienced moniters and teachers. ALL teenagers MUST obey and respect rules, curfews and follow all instructions given by their supervisers and teachers.
:: HEREDIA (ages 13 - 17)
Supervision level: HIGH
Fully chaperoned program & teens escorted each day to/from school & tours
Teens will NOT be allowed out alone without chaperone or host family member.
The chaperone will also escort them to activity sessions and all weekend tours. On Wednesday and Thursday evenings, students will have activities with the chaperone. Students will also be given the cell phone number of the chaperones in case of emergencies.
Our students study on campus each day under formal supervision of our campus staff.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
:: OUR STAFF, MONITERS & TEACHERS
Our staff are carefully selected based on their experience, expertise and involvement with our teenage students. Supervision & safety is the main feature of our summer language vacations.
One moniter is assigned to each group of students and they act as mentors and the main contact for the teenager. They also ensure teens obey rules and abide by the set curfew times. Our staff staff provide close supervision and in many cases (depending on the location) live with the students in the various lodging options we offer.
Teens who do not comply with these guidelines will first receive a warning from the school staff. The behaviour may then result in the school contacting the parent or guardian to inform them that the parents/guardians must speak with their child directly. Consequently, if the student continues to violate the rules then they will be dismissed from the program and sent home at their parent’s expense and will not be entitled to a refund.
:: CURFEW RULES:
Our students must obey all curfews. Group leaders have the right to adjust the curfew according to external circumstances.
:: SCHOOL & ACTIVITY ATTENDANCE:
Taking part in lessons, leisure programs and the information meeting with the group leaders is a must. The student is expected to attend and arrive on time to ALL planned events, unless there is a good reason for them not attending. For students who are ill, they must have the permission of the Activity or School Co-ordinator in advance or prior to leaving the activity early. In some cases there will be extra activities (at an additional cost), these are optional to students.
:: TEEN BEHAVIOR:
Students are expected to be courteous and respectful guests, and must obey all local laws.
Tidiness: Students in host families and residences have to make their bed, and make sure their room is clean and tidy at all times.
The following are not tolerated on the program:
:: Hitchhiking is not allowed for safety reasons.
:: Smoking is not permitted on the program. FULL STOP!
:: Alcohol is strictly forbidden, if a student is caught with alcohol we reserve the right to send the student home at their own cost.
:: Drugs are strictly forbidden. Should drugs be found, the student will automatically be sent home at his/her own cost.
:: Burglary is not tolerated. The school will file charges in any case of burglary or theft, even if it is just about “little” things. We cannot be held responsible for any loss of property.
:: Mobiles: The use of mobiles during classes and information meetings is not allowed.
:: Illegal drug use, abusive behavior or stealing will not be tolerated, and the student will be sent home immediately at their own expense; a police report may be filed by the staff.
Our school staff will give official warnings to students whenever the staff or group leaders feel this is necessary. These warnings will be in writing and the student will sign these documents. This warning will then be passed to parents or guardians to inform them about the misbehaviour of the student. Only in severe cases will students be sent home without a warning (e.g. drugs). Students will usually will be sent home after a second warning.
Staying with a host family:
Participants are expected to be home with their host families by the appointed curfew time and must abide by other house rules. Students must advise their host family of where they are going and when they will be home - every day. Guests may not be brought to the host family or school residence without prior written permission from the camp staff and, if applicable, the host family.
Participants are normally not permitted to make long-distance phone calls from their host family accommodation, however parents may call the participants at the accommodation at specific times. It is also customary to keep calls brief.
Staying in the residence:
Students will be expected to make his/her bed, ensure their bedroom is clean and tidy. Students must inform the teamer/a group leader where they are going, with whom, and when they will be back. Noise: A noise disturbance rule starts at 10pm so students are not disturbed. Students must quiet down after 11pm and stay in their rooms - in both host families and residences.
:: SAN PEDRO, SAN JOSE (ages 13 - 17)
Supervision level: HIGH
The number one priority of the program is the safety of all its participants. Students will be accompanied by qualified chaperones that, together with host families and professors, will ensure their safety. Students are supervised at all times and are not permitted to be on their own.
Our camp employs chaperones who pick up students at the airport, accompany all the activities, and assist students with anything they might need. Students are not allowed to go out by themselves due to safety precautions.
Students are NOT allowed to go out by themselves at any time, day or night. When students are not with the chaperones, they stay with their host family. Adults in the host families are allowed to take the students out in the evenings.
DRINKING ALCOHOL OR SMOKING
Participating students are not allowed to consume alcohol or smoke at any point during their stay. If students consume alcohol or smoke, they will be expelled from the program, will not be refunded, and will cover all expenses.