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Costa Rica Community Service
21 Days
VOLUNTEERcommunity service
Dates Grades 7 & 8June 29 - July 19Grouped by GradeJune 20 - July 10June 29 - July 19July 2 - July 22Later DepartureJuly 20 - August 9
Current Grade7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11
Price (USD) $6,099$5,899
Other Program Lengths
Costa Rica Community Service - 21 Days 15

Costa Rica Volunteer Program for Teens

Travel to Costa Rica this summer for a teen community service program you won’t forget! Work alongside some of our long-standing service partners on projects such as running a day camp for the children of La Carpio, taking part in a community infrastructure project in the Central Valley, and helping protect native plants from invasive species. This Costa Rica student trip uses a service-learning framework tailored for high school students, where our staff provide guidance and reflection on the impact of the work we do throughout the program and promote the value of empathy and cultural sensitivity. When not volunteering, you’ll be off on amazing adventures like learning to surf, rappelling down a waterfall, and zip-lining over the rainforest canopy! It won’t be long until you will fall in love with all things Costa Rican and the Pura Vida lifestyle.

About This Program

  • What It's Like

    The perfect balance of meaningful service projects, cultural immersion and unforgettable adventures.

  • Cultural Sensitivity

    This program requires an open mind to experience a different culture, new foods and comfortable hotels.

  • 60 Service Hours

    A certificate of completion detailing the program's service hours and projects will be issued after the trip.

  • Recognition

    Your service hours are eligible toward the President's Volunteer Service Award.

  • Service Projects

    Everybody participates together in each project. Specific projects are confirmed in late spring and are similar to those described.

  • Local Guide

    A professional guide accompanies our staff with the group to assist, educate and immerse the students into the local culture.

  • Accommodations

    Hotels & lodges.

  • Meals

    Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

  • Activities

    Includes all recreation & activities listed.

  • Transportation

    Chartered, air-conditioned motor coach with a professional driver.

  • Compatible Groupings

    Separate departure dates are assigned to create compatible co-ed age groups.

  • Group Size

    Up to 24 participants.

  • Middle School Available

    An exclusive departure is available for students currently completing 7th or 8th grade.

Service Projects

Activities

Costa Rica Community Service - 21 Days 15

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