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Costa Rica Service & Adventure
28 Days
VOLUNTEERcommunity service
June 30 - July 27Waitlisted
Current Grade9 | 10 | 11
Price (USD) $8,699
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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 taking part in a community infrastructure project in Central Valley, working to protect endangered sea turtles and helping cook for and run a food bank for a disadvantaged community. 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 exploring Manuel Antonio National Park, where you might even see a sloth or wild monkey! 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 new surroundings.

  • 70 Service Hours

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

  • 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 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.

  • Group Size

    Up to 24 participants.

  • Dietary Options

    We can accommodate most dietary preferences and allergies.

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Costa Rica Community Service - 28 days 18

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