Costa Rica

Why Costa Rica?

Five unique ecosystems, one adventure. See it with your own eyes.

Costa Rica is known for being a peaceful tropical paradise, but it’s also a leader in ecological conservation. Around 1/20th of the world’s biodiversity comes from Costa Rica, making it the crown jewel of Central America. Come join us in Costa Rica to volunteer in its cloud forests and coasts and learn first hand about conservation. For those studying Spanish, our 3-week Spanish Service Adventure program allows you to improve your spoken Spanish while volunteering in a small community. Global Leadership Adventures offers secular teen mission trips in Costa Rica, and our Costa Rica programs are both close to home yet still worlds away.

Teen Summer Programs in Costa Rica for High School Students

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Animal Rescue & Veterinary Project

Rescue and rehabilitate animals in Costa Rica, a natural haven for both domestic and wild creatures.

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Marine Cons. & Sea Turtle Expedition™

Explore Costa Rica’s beaches and learn about sea turtle conservation as well as ocean stewardship.

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Spanish Service Adventure

Costa Rica is your classroom through Spanish language learning and cultural immersion.

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Beachside Service Adventure

Experience the pure life—or Pura Vida—while giving back to a rural beach community.

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The Initiative for Children™

Embrace Costa Rica’s children and make an impact on the next generation.

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Spring Break Service Adventure

Make an impact this spring break as you lend a hand in a rural Costa Rican beach community.

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Sea Turtle Initiative™

Become a conservationist for Costa Rica’s sea turtles as you explore its unspoiled coast.

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Surf, Sports & Sustainability™

Enjoy the rich biodiversity of Costa Rica, in between surfing and playing sports.

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Ocean & Wildlife Conservation Adventure™

Be a steward for the ocean through wildlife and marine conservation.

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Middle School Service Adventure

Work with Costa Rican children in local schools or help to protect the country’s wildlife.

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Medicine & Healthcare Discovery

Explore your passion for medicine and public health in the heart of Costa Rica.

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Sports Beyond Borders

Experience the magnificent Pacific coast of Costa Rica as you connect to the local community through sports.

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Internship: Career Exploration in Environmental Stewardship

Take part in a transformational travel internship to explore the wilds and wonders of the Osa Peninsula.

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