A remote biological station nestled in the rainforest will be your classroom as you learn about Costa Rica’s efforts to protect the more than 500,000 species of rare tropical birds, indigenous animals, and plants. After zip-lining and hiking your way through the rainforest, visit the mangrove systems home to a wide variety of animal life.
In San José, learn about Costa Rican culture with visits to museums and markets. Visit nature reserves and national parks, kayak in the aquamarine waters, and explore rainforests.
Learn more about local culture during a homestay with a host family. There, you will take basic Spanish classes, enjoy hikes, and eat meals of gallo pinto. Complete 45+ hours of community service as you work on a project that focuses on rural development or sustainability.
You will visit the Ostional Turtle Lodge, a conservation center where millions of baby turtles hatch every year, to learn about sea turtle conservation efforts. Sail the Pacific on a catamaran.
- Community Service
- Outdoor Activity