- Costa Rica
- San José
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6 week Expedition $3,995
7 week Expedition $4,400
10 week Expedition $4,900
As a charity we talk about fundraising rather than costs, and encourage everyone to do some fundraising for their Expedition. We offer lots of ways to help with fundraising and we have supported thousands of young people to reach their target.
All our projects are driven by the needs of the communities we work in, and more than 80% of our income goes directly to the projects, so you can be sure that you're having a lasting, positive impact.
Joining a Raleigh Expedition in Costa Rica is a truly unique experience that allows you to take part in different projects, equip yourself with new skills, create lasting change with the communities we work with and take urgent action on environmental issues.
Work with innovative young people of Costa Rica, one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, to preserve its natural resources. You will improve access to national parks by working with park rangers on the environmental project. On the Community project you will work with local indigenous communities to improve access to education for some of Costa Rica’s most marginalised children by improving educational infrastructure.
Lastly, build your skills on the adventure leadership project. Challenge yourself on the trek and help lead your team through a variety of stunning routes that tourists don’t get access to.
- Our programs run for 4, 6, 7, and 10 weeks throughout the year, so you can join during your gap year or in the summer.
- Be with people your age: Apart from team leaders and staff, you will be grouped with people aged 17-24 and share the experience with the same group from beginning to end. This is unique to Raleigh.
- Develop essential teamwork, leadership, intercultural learning, and active citizenship skills and knowledge – the foundation for young people to become future leaders.
- Diverse and inclusive: Volunteers join diverse teams of young people from across the globe as well as volunteers from the country you are based in.
- Real adventure: Raleigh Expedition is an exciting and fun experience that will push you out of your comfort zone (in a safe environment!).
Become part of a global community dedicated to supporting youth-led action. Young people are continuing to take action in their own communities once they return, from creating sustainable start-ups, to challenging gender inequality and calling for action on the climate emergency and human rights.
If we are going to finally defeat poverty and injustice, find sustainable ways to protect our planet and achieve the UN Global Goals, young people must be the ones taking the lead and driving the solutions.