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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 animals in Costa Rica, a natural haven for both domestic and wild critters.

Flagship
Duration: 14 to 21 days
Start Dates: Jun 17, 2019; Jun 18, 2019; Jul 5, 2019; Jul 11, 2019; Jul 21, 2019; Aug 6, 2019
Costa Rica: Spanish Service Adventure

Costa Rica: Spanish Service Adventure

The cloud forest is your classroom, where Spanish immersion, volunteering and adventure create a limitless learning environment.

Flagship
Duration: 14 to 28 days
Program Type: Language Immersion
Start Dates: Jun 16, 2019; Jun 18, 2019; Jul 5, 2019; Jul 9, 2019; Jul 22, 2019; Jul 26, 2019
Costa Rica: The Initiative for Children™

Costa Rica: The Initiative for Children™

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

Flagship
Duration: 14 to 21 days
Start Dates: Jun 16, 2019; Jun 17, 2019; Jul 2, 2019; Jul 11, 2019; Jul 18, 2019; Aug 3, 2019
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
Start Dates: Jun 15, 2019; Jun 27, 2019; Jul 9, 2019; Jul 22, 2019; Aug 3, 2019; Aug 15, 2019
Costa Rica: Middle School Service Adventure

Costa Rica: Middle School Service Adventure

Choose your own adventure - work with Costa Rican children in local schools or help to protect the country's incredible wildlife.

Duration: 10 days
Program Type: Middle School
Start Dates: Jun 20, 2019; Jul 2, 2019; Jul 15, 2019; Jul 27, 2019
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 17, 2019; Jul 3, 2019; Jul 19, 2019; Aug 5, 2019
Costa Rica: Soccer Beyond Borders™

Costa Rica: Soccer Beyond Borders™

Duration: 14 days
Program Type: Sports Leadership
Start Dates: Jun 23, 2019; Jul 9, 2019
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
Program Type: Spring Break
Start Dates: Mar 9, 2019; Mar 16, 2019; Mar 23, 2019; Mar 30, 2019; Apr 6, 2019; Apr 13, 2019
Costa Rica: Surf & Sustainable Service™

Costa Rica: Surf & Sustainable Service™

Awaken your inner self as you ride Costa Rica’s waves and connect with the local community through your environmental efforts.

Duration: 10 days
Program Type: Sports Leadership
Start Dates: Jun 16, 2019; Jun 28, 2019; Jul 10, 2019; Jul 24, 2019; Aug 6, 2019
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 17, 2019; Jun 29, 2019; Jul 12, 2019; Jul 24, 2019

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