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Costa Rica

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

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Why Costa Rica?

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

Costa Rica: Animal Rescue Project™

Costa Rica: Animal Rescue Project™

Rescue and rehabilitate abandoned and injured animals in this beachside Pacific paradise.

Flagship
Duration: 14 to 21 days
Start Dates: Jun 19, 2017; Jun 29, 2017; Jul 5, 2017; Jul 21, 2017; Jul 23, 2017
Costa Rica: Spanish Service Adventure

Costa Rica: Spanish Service Adventure

Navigate through a diverse mountainscape and improve your Spanish skills.

Flagship
Duration: 14 to 28 days
Program Type: Language Immersion
Start Dates: Jun 23, 2017; Jun 25, 2017; Jul 11, 2017; Jul 17, 2017; Jul 27, 2017
Costa Rica: The Initiative for Children™

Costa Rica: The Initiative for Children™

Experience pristine Costa Rica while taking on projects that benefit local youth.

Flagship
Duration: 14 to 21 days
Program Type: Children
Start Dates: Jun 12, 2017; Jun 17, 2017; Jul 3, 2017; Jul 7, 2017; Jul 19, 2017; Jul 31, 2017
Costa Rica: Beachside Service Adventure

Costa Rica: Beachside Service Adventure

Enrich a community and learn its culture as you volunteer on the Costa Rican coast.

Duration: 10 days
Program Type: Find Your Passion
Start Dates: Jun 16, 2017; Jun 28, 2017; Jul 10, 2017; Jul 23, 2017; Aug 4, 2017; Aug 16, 2017
Costa Rica: Empowering Rainforest Communities™

Costa Rica: Empowering Rainforest Communities™

Empower the communities that depend on the rainforest to thrive in Costa Rica.

Duration: 14 days
Start Dates: Jun 17, 2017; Jul 3, 2017; Jul 19, 2017; Aug 5, 2017
Costa Rica: Protecting the Pacific™

Costa Rica: Protecting the Pacific™

Protect the oceans through volunteer projects on the Pacific coast.

Duration: 14 days
Start Dates: Jun 22, 2017; Jul 8, 2017; Jul 24, 2017; Aug 10, 2017
Costa Rica: Spring Break Sea Turtle Initiative™

Costa Rica: Spring Break Sea Turtle Initiative™

Share your passion for wildlife conservation with the new friends you make in your group and in the community, and work together with conservationists who are striving to protect sea turtles for the next generation. Spring break will never be the same!

Duration: 8 days
Start Dates: Apr 16, 2017; Mar 3, 2018; Mar 10, 2018; Mar 17, 2018; Mar 24, 2018; Mar 31, 2018; Apr 7, 2018
Costa Rica: Surf & Sports Service Adventure

Costa Rica: Surf & Sports Service Adventure

Form relationships with local youth through a shared passion for sports, while learning to surf and making a difference!

Duration: 10 days
Program Type: Sports
Start Dates: Jun 12, 2017; Jun 24, 2017; Jul 6, 2017; Jul 18, 2017; Jul 31, 2017; Aug 13, 2017
Costa Rica: The Sea Turtle Initiative™

Costa Rica: The Sea Turtle Initiative™

Dive into Costa Rica’s animal kingdom, and get up-close and personal with rare and endangered species – and the conservationists who protect them.

Duration: 10 days
Start Dates: Jun 20, 2017; Jul 2, 2017; Jul 14, 2017

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