- Community Service
- Outdoor Activity
Begin in San José, where you learn about Costa Rican culture with visits to museums and markets. You will visit national parks, kayak in the Golfo Dulce or along the Osa Peninsula, and take in the splendor of Costa Rica’s coastline. A remote biological station in the rain forest will be your classroom as you learn about Costa Rica’s efforts to protect rare tropical birds, indigenous animals, and plants. After ziplining and hiking your way through the rain forest’s dense canopy, visit a cacao farm engaged in sustainable agriculture practices and learn about chocolate production.
Learn more about Costa Rica’s culture during a homestay with a local family. There, you will take Spanish language classes, enjoy nature hikes, eat gallo pinto, and partake in a community service project that focuses on rural development and ecological sustainability. Following your homestay, you will visit the Ostional Turtle Lodge to learn about sea turtle conservation efforts and sail on a catamaran.