Five unique ecosystems, one adventure. See it with your own eyes.
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
Rescue and rehabilitate abandoned and injured animals in this beachside Pacific paradise.Flagship
Navigate through a diverse mountainscape and improve your Spanish skills.Flagship
Experience pristine Costa Rica while taking on projects that benefit local youth.Flagship
Enrich a community and learn its culture as you volunteer on the Costa Rican coast.
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!
Form relationships with local youth through a shared passion for sports, while learning to surf and making a difference!
Dive into Costa Rica’s animal kingdom, and get up-close and personal with rare and endangered species – and the conservationists who protect them.