Costa Rica has been the model for sustainable economic development in Latin America for a generation. On this 3-week program, which spans from Costa Rica’s legendary Pacific beaches to the tropical rainforests on the Caribbean slope, you’ll be living in or alongside some of Costa Rica’s most important biological reserves while learning about integrated sustainability initiatives to protect these valuable resources.
You’ll visit an indigenous community and learn traditional agricultural practices
You’ll learn about the implementation of small-scale, decentralized, and renewable energy production
You’ll harvest crops and practice permaculture at an organic farm
You’ll develop homesteading skills such as fermentation and soap-making
You’ll learn about natural building and work with natural building materials and techniques
The program is ideal for students with a strong interest in environmental sustainability, and particularly regenerative agriculture and sustainable living.
- Learn how to implement regenerative agriculture techniques such as permaculture and agro-forestry
- Explore tropical rainforests, hidden valleys, and pristine beaches
- Raft Costa Rica's legendary whitewater