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Costa Rica: Spring Break Service Adventure

Costa Rica: 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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Highlights

  • Live near a beautiful beach in a rural coastal village
  • Volunteer on one of several projects including educational or environmental development initiatives
  • Admire the stunning landscapes of the Rio Negro as you float down the river on innertubes
  • Practice your Spanish skills with the locals as you explore the community market
  • Zipline through the treetops of a lush tropical forest
  • Snorkel among marine life during a catamaran ride

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Overview

Spend spring break on Costa Rica’s idyllic Pacific coast, where you’ll volunteer in a beachside community on one of several projects available. While Costa Rica has many achievements to boast of, there are many Costa Rican communities - individuals, families and children alike - who still need your support. Clean up beaches, play sports with local children, help improve the schools and relax after a hard day's work at our beautiful Home Base. You’ll also have the chance to enjoy some fun in the sun, watersports, ziplining, and other activities with your new friends from all over the world!

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Community Service

You’ll live and work in a small beachside community where the ocean plays a large role in daily life. There are many community service opportunities here, and you’ll be working on a meaningful project based on the needs of the community. You may assist in environmental projects such as a beach cleanup or reforestation project, or volunteer on projects to improve a school’s infrastructure. This could include building a playground or an outdoor basketball court, play after-school sports and games with the children, or work on projects that support turtle ecosystems.

Hands-On Learning

Living in an authentic community is a great way to learn about Costa Rican culture. Connect with the local people, learn to dance salsa and cumbia, and taste delicious local cuisine and tropical fruits. 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.

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Adventure

Costa Rica offers many exciting excursions in a natural setting. Visit an adventure park and go ziplining and whitewater tubing down a roaring river. Your location near the stunning Pacific coast allows for impromptu soccer and volleyball games, as well as a variety of water activities such as snorkeling and a boat ride. Dance the night away and take in breathtaking sunsets off the coast of majestic Costa Rican beaches.

Lodging

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

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Dates & Tuition

Costa Rica: Spring Break Beachside Service Adventure
2020 Dates
Apr 5 - Apr 12, 2020
Apr 12 - Apr 19, 2020
Duration: 8 days
Tuition: $2,299
Student/Staff Ratio: 6 to 1
Community Service Hours: 20
Language Hours: N/A
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Tuition includes all in-country expenses including:
  • All educational materials
  • Lodging
  • 3 meals per day
  • All in-country transportation
  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • Professional full-time staff and experts from the USA/Europe
  • 24/7 Parent Support Hotline during the program
  • Secondary medical and travel insurance
  • All cultural activities, lectures and weekend excursions
  • Pre-departure materials and support
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