COSTA RICA

SPRING BREAK SERVICE ADVENTURE

Make a meaningful impact this spring break as you experience the culture of Costa Rica and its “pura vida” lifestyle, all while giving back to the rural beach community you’ll call home during your stay.

Highlights

FOR THE COSTA RICA: SPRING BREAK SERVICE ADVENTURE PROGRAM

  • Volunteer on community development infrastructure projects or sea turtle preservation efforts alongside your new friends on the program
  • Go tubing down the Rio Negro
  • Engage with locals and practice your Spanish around town
  • Zipline through the forest canopy
  • Enjoy the ocean via catamaran and snorkel among marine life
  • Experience Costa Rican culture through guest speakers, cooking and dance classes

COSTA RICA

SPRING BREAK SERVICE ADVENTURE

Program Overview

On this program you will experience Spring Break in a whole new way! Lend a hand on projects that improve the lives of local residents and the natural world. Costa Rica is a breathtaking, culturally-rich country; however, some communities still need extra support, and your efforts can be a big help to its citizens. It’s not Spring Break without a bit of adventure, and Costa Rica can supply this in droves! You’ll have the chance to enjoy water sports, have fun in the sun, and participate in other activities with your new friends from all over the world.

When enrolling for this program, choose to focus on one of two tracks: General Service Track or Sea Turtle Track. The track you choose will determine the focus of your experience and your community service projects.

COSTA RICA

SPRING BREAK SERVICE ADVENTURE

Community Service

GENERAL SERVICE TRACK
On the general service track, students may work on a variety of projects determined by local community leaders based on what projects are most needed at the time of your arrival. There are many opportunities to serve the community here. For example, you may assist in environmental projects such as planting native tree saplings, or creating signs to promote environmental awareness and sustainability. You could work on initiatives within local schools, such as improving classroom infrastructure or starting a school or community garden.

SEA TURTLE TRACK
On the sea turtle track, students will take to local beaches and participate in cleanup efforts, removing debris that can ensnare young hatchlings making their way to the sea. You’ll help local partners as they survey nesting sites and make sure they’re primed for the nesting mothers. You’ll also be assisting on night patrols with a local nonprofit dedicated to environmental protection and to increasing birth rates for Costa Rica’s threatened sea turtle species.

 

Immersive Learning

Living in an authentic community is a great way to learn about Costa Rican culture. Learn to dance salsa and merengue, two traditional dances of the region. In Costa Rica, food is a huge part of their cultural identity–sample fresh fruits fresh from the tree, and try local dishes like gallo pinto or a casado, then learn to make traditional dishes yourself at a cooking class. Discuss current social issues in Costa Rica, including growing environmental concerns and the importance of ecotourism. You’ll also have opportunities to practice your Spanish or pick up new words with locals in the region.

Adventure

You can’t visit Costa Rica without getting a little taste of adventure! Our location on the Pacific coast is ideal for all things ocean: Cruise along Potrero Bay on a catamaran and play in the waves. You’ll have plenty of time for fun in the sun and relaxing in the sand. Go ziplining over green tree canopies and whitewater tube down a wild and picturesque river.

Lodging

Home Base is located in the coastal Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, in a Playa Junquillal, renowned for its beautiful beaches and protected ecological areas. You’ll have access to a pools and gardens. Students stay in gender-segregated rooms with roommates, and have private bathrooms and air conditioning.

COSTA RICA

SPRING BREAK SERVICE ADVENTURE

Dates & Tuition

Everything you need to know before you apply.

8-Day Program
2023 Dates
MAR 11 – MAR 17, 2023
MAR 19 – MAR 25, 2023
MAR 27 – APR 02, 2023
APR 03 – APR 09, 2023
APR 11 – APR 17, 2023
Duration: 7 days
Tuition: $2,299
Student/Staff Ratio: 6 to 1
Community Service Hours: 16
Language Hours: N/A
For Ages: 14-18
Lodging: Ecolodge

Tuition Includes All In-Country Expenses

  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • In-country transportation
  • Lodging
  • 3 meals per day
  • Professional full-time staff and experts
  • 24/7 parent support hotline during the program
  • Secondary medical and evacuation insurance
  • Cultural activities, lectures and excursions
  • Pre-departure materials and support
  • Educational materials

To save your spot, an application fee and $600 deposit are required.

Backed by our 5-Point Safety System™

GLA HOME BASE:
SAFE & SECURE LODGING
CARING SUPERVISION &
EXPERT LOCAL KNOWLEDGE
SAFE
TRANSPORTATION
HEALTHY FOOD
& PURE WATER
24/7 SUPPORT &
EMERGENCY RESPONSE

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COSTA RICA

SPRING BREAK SERVICE ADVENTURE

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