Whether you’re volunteering with the Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation or enjoying the adrenaline rush from adventure, this program will expose you to the magic of Costa Rica. In your interactions with the communities, you’ll enjoy direct experience with the warm and inviting locals and truly make a difference in their lives. After this 10 day journey, Pura Vida will take on a whole new meaning.
Immerse yourself in the community and authentic culture of a small rainforest town in Costa Rica as you plan and run a day camp for local children in Monteverde. This experience offers a specialized avenue to work with children in a formalized role. You will develop and execute leadership skills acting as both a camp counselor and activity specialist. Outside of camp, explore Costa Rica, zip-line high above the forest canopy, whitewater raft, surf the Pacific and relax in natural hot springs.
As part of the Pre-College Enrichment Barcelona program, Community Service is available as both a morning major or as an afternoon elective. Give back to children and families in need as you participate in educational and recreational programs with Barcelona’s Martí-Codolar Youth Center, or welfare improvement projects with the community of Sant’Egidio. Preview college life as you stay at Residence Collegi Major Sant Jordi and take advantage of the impressive fitness spa & pool club around the corner. In addition to discovering the best Barcelona has to offer, enjoy exciting excursions to Madrid, Figueres, Girona and more!
Make Kefalonia’s beautiful capital city of Argostoli your home while working with like-minded peers in an effort to protect the island’s sea turtle population. Healthy oceans need sea turtles to help maintain their complex ecosystem. Every day will be different as you cycle to and from morning survey shifts at nesting beaches and assess hatchling tracks. Afternoons and evenings will be just as hands-on and unique with harbor patrol, hatchling rescue and collecting light pollution data. There is so much to be done as you help to protect this endangered species.