Outward Bound Costa Rica: Outdoor Leader Semester (Ages 17+)

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To truly survive in the outdoors, you need more than the right skills. You have to be a true leader as well, equipped with essential training in rescue and wilderness medical care. You will learn about this and more through a course with Outward B... read more

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To truly survive in the outdoors, you need more than the right skills. You have to be a true leader as well, equipped with essential training in rescue and wilderness medical care. You will learn about this and more through a course with Outward Bound Costa Rica!

Undergo training toward becoming an outdoor professional, helping you acquire necessary leadership skills in the wild. With our Outdoor Leadership Semester Course you will learn to set up belay systems, organize rescues, provide wilderness medical care, guide rafts down world-class rivers. You will learn how to lead groups on foot throughout the Costa Rican rainforest, and scuba dive in Caribbean waters during this comprehensive skill development course. Earn seven internationally-recognized certifications and an in-depth study of the Outward Bound Costa Rica’s educational model to make you a desirable instructor or guide for various organizations throughout the world. This program is also for individuals who love the outdoors, and want to elevate their outdoor skills on an adventurous journey. You may earn 10 academic credits.


The program is also integrated with leadership training, and work experience to develop you into a skilled guide or instructor. You will earn up to 10 academic credits upon successful completion. This is a 65-day course divided into seven distinct phases: 

Wilderness First Responder Medical Course 
CPR for the Professional Rescuer
Recreational Rappel Operator
Whitewater River Guide Training 
Waterfront Lifeguarding 
Technical Ropes Rescue 
Scuba Diving/ Advanced Scuba Diving 

Top graduates of this Outdoor Leader Semester program may be offered a paid internship as a Field Instructor Intern for Outward Bound Costa Rica’s summer high season, with the possibility of staying on as a year-round instructor.

Visit our website to learn more, send us an inquiry, or contact our Enrollment Manager directly by calling +1 800-676-2018 (toll-free) or emailing Semester@OutwardBoundCR.org.


Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Gap Year
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Environmental Studies
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Zoology, Animal Biology
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Outdoor Education
Year Founded:
1994
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