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FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE: We offer between 10-50% financial aid based on need. Please submit our financial aid application if interested.
Global Routes has been leading this leadership-intensive program for over two decades! This program appeals to those wanting to discover, enhance and explore their leadership and teaching skills by running free 'friendship' camps for local children. Develop genuine relationships and connections with your Costa Rican host community as you develop, market, and lead a community-driven summer camp.
Along the way, you'll have grand adventures, partake in a homestay experience, white water raft, rappel in the rainforest, and explore the warm, hospitable country of Costa Rica.
*This program has previously been held in other locations, including the Carribbean. The Summer 2023 LIA trip will take place in beautiful Costa Rica!
- OUR MODEL: Our hallmark model includes meaningful community service, cross-cultural exchange, and living and volunteering in rural homestay communities.
- COMMUNITY SERVICE: Students receive a certificate for 40 to 60 community service hours.
- LEARNING GOALS: Camp counseling, cooking, leadership, construction
- GROUP SIZE: 12-18 students, 2-3 U.S. leaders, 2 local partners