Outward Bound Costa Rica: Outdoor Leader Semester Abroad
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Outward Bound Costa Rica: Outdoor Leader Semester Abroad

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Develop leadership skills as you delve into field of outdoor education through both technical and soft-skill training on our Outdoor Leader Semester Gap Year program. Using Outward Bound's holistic approach to experiential education, you'll gain self-awareness while participating in varying leadership roles.

In addition to earning seven internationally recognized certifications, this course offers an in-depth study of the Outward Bound educational model. Explore off the beaten path spots in Costa Rica and Panama as you hike through the rainforest, whitewater raft rushing rivers, scuba dive, and more. Top alumni will have the opportunity to return as an intern instructor during our high season and gain real field experience.

Highlights
  • Develop leadership skills as you delve into field of outdoor education through both technical & soft-skill training
  • Gain self-awareness through Outward Bound’s holistic approach to experiential education
  • Get experience in the field with an instructor internship during our high season (Offered to top alumni)
Locations
North America » Costa Rica
North America » Panama » Bocas del Toro
Program Tags
Adventure Travel
Cultural Exploration
Hands-On Learning
Language Immersion
Post-High School
Scuba Diving Instruction
Study Abroad
Teach Abroad
Volunteer Abroad
Wilderness
Length
1-3 Months
Timeframe
Fall
Spring
Accommodation
Host Family
Tent
Inclusions
Accommodation
Activities
Equipment
Meals
Transportation
Exclusions
Airfare
Some Equipment
Primary Language
English
Age Min.
17
Deposit
$500.00
Starting Price
$9125.00/week
Cost Description
Course tuition includes all room and board, technical gear, instruction, and in-country transportation while on course. Airfare to/from Costa Rica, personal equipment, and personal supplies are not covered in tuition costs.

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Program Reviews (1)

Bailey
Female
21 years old
Ventura, California
Other

65 days that changed my life

10/10

During our week spent scuba diving in Panama, my fellow student and I decided to sleep out on the open, uncovered, dock one night. There just so happened to be a meteor shower that night so we spent the night laying on a dock in the middle of the ocean, watching the sky light up with shooting stars, and discussing our purposes in life. Spending 65 days exploring everything Costa Rica has to offer completely changed my outlook on life and inspired a love for outdoor education and experiential education. Whether we were backpacking through the rural central valley or sleeping on a dock in middle of the ocean in Panama, I was constantly challenged both mentally and physically. The wilderness first responder portion of the course was definitely the most difficult for. Days were full of classroom session and hands on practice (like making a backboard out of hiking backpacks then transporting a victim on it) and ended with a late-night car crash scenario, complete with fake blood, where we put of skills to the true test. This course is focused on developing leadership skills in the participants and instill a newfound sense of purpose in the world. I continued on to be offered, and accepted, a summer internship with Outward Bound Costa Rica and got to spend the summer putting all my newly learned skills to work with students. I can honestly say I wouldn't be who I am today if it weren't for Outward Bound Costa Rica.

How can this program be improved?

I wouldn't change a thing about my experience, even the downfalls we experienced forced us to work as a team to find solutions.

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LIVE BIGGER. LIVE BOLDER. Outward Bound Costa Rica offers rigorous programs that expand students capacity in leadership, intercultural competence, Spanish langauge, self-awareness, and life skills. Push your limits mentally and physically as you explore off the beaten path in Costa Rica and Panama with activities

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