• Costa Rica
Subject Areas
Sustainable Development

Program Details

Program Type


Starting Price
$6,900 USD
Price Details
Here’s everything that’s included: airfare & transportation, accommodations & some meals, activities & service projects, and the EF Global Support Network.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Classes Some Meals Transportation
What's Included (Extra)

More than half of all meals are included; additional cost for EF Language Residence and subject to to availability.

What's Not Included
Some Meals SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa Wifi
Mar 26, 2021

About Program

Though small in size and population, this Central American nation holds great significance on the global stage. About 5% of the world’s biodiversity resides in Costa Rica, making it a critical site for conservation efforts. Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture for 4 weeks this July and learn how to make a sustainable impact within a community.

You'll collaborate with a youth education non-profit, sea turtle conservation foundation, and sustainable development organization. Visit stunning waterfalls and hot springs, and zip-line through rainforest canopies in the Arenal Region. Experience breathtaking biodiversity in Manuel Antonio National Park. Reflect on your experiences and how you can apply what you’ve learned to your future during Leadership Academy at the University for Peace in San José. You could earn three semester hours of credit through our educational partnership with Southern New Hampshire University.

This program runs July 1-30, 2021.

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Program Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture and learn about the social, economic and historical context around its structural issues.
  • Collaborate with an after school program, assist with sea turtle conservation and coastal management, and promote sustainable community development in partnership with local NGOs.
  • Learn about positive leadership, design your own life plan, and receive a certificate from the University for Peace.
  • Explore the Santa Elena Cloud Forest—a rainforest canopy teeming with rare tropical flora and fauna found nowhere else on earth.

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