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The Osa Institute is offering one spring and two summer sessions to earn four general education level biology credits in a lab-based course. Not only can you earn transferable college credit, you can do it with ease as the Osa Institute takes care of all logistical aspects of your trip pre-departure. While you are in Costa Rica we offer airport pick-up, meals, 24/7 coordinator assistance, housing, program coordination, and more. The Osa Institute offers safe and meaningful experiences abroad for students and educators looking to take their learning global. Our goal is to help students earn college credit in a meaningful way. We believe learning does not always happen within four walls and that experiential learning is extremely valuable to education and personal growth. The Osa Institute gives students the opportunity to travel and experience different cultures while they are young.
- Earn transferrable US College Credit
- Experience the culture of Costa Rica
- Start dates in the Spring and Summer
This project involves a wide variety of tasks that promote and develop wildlife conservation. The activities volunteers may participate in include, but are not limited to: environmental education programs such as presentations at community centers, making of signs and rotulation, recycling, monitoring of indigenous species, habitat clean up, feeding and food prep, beach and river clean ups, and planting trees. There are no long term caged animals. Volunteers will not touch the animals.
Volunteers may work in any of the following: teaching English or another skill set, activities coordinator at After School Program, or working with Young Children and Babies at Government Run Welfare Day Care.
Participants have the opportunity to improve local community through: the local library, the community center, women’s empowerment, beach clean ups, planting trees, stray animal help, indigenous tribe cultural preservation, assist in all-inclusive accessibility beach, bottle cap ramp for wheelchair accessibility on beach, fixing up homes, schools, community areas, or public buildings- your coordinator will place you at the project that is in need of help at the time
We work with numerous universities world-wide to offer for-credit internships, research projects, study abroad credit, and study programs catering to the needs of the student or university. We can propose topics and courses of the student may select their own.