The Experiment: Costa Rica - Biodiversity, Ecology, and Sustainability

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  • Location(s): Costa Rica
  • Program Type(s): High School

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Hike and paddle through Costa Rica’s diverse regions and ecosystems, and witness firsthand the country’s environmental sustainability efforts. Spend time in nature reserves and national parks, kayak in the Golfo Dulce, and observe the beauty of Co... read more

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Hike and paddle through Costa Rica’s diverse regions and ecosystems, and witness firsthand the country’s environmental sustainability efforts. Spend time in nature reserves and national parks, kayak in the Golfo Dulce, and observe the beauty of Costa Rica’s coastline. Visit a remote biological station in the rain forest and learn about Costa Rica’s efforts to protect rare tropical birds, indigenous animals, and plants. Learn how a local community projects its sea turtles and observe the conservation and research initiatives they undertake. Visit a cacao farm engaged in sustainable agriculture practices and learn about chocolate production. An experienced Costa Rican naturalist will accompany your group throughout the program.Gain new and unique perspectives on Costa Rica’s culture and communities while living for two weeks with a host family. Work on a community service project focused on rural development and ecological sustainability. Practice your Spanish through daily interactions with your host family. Enjoy nature hikes, meals of gallo pinto, and cultural exchange activities with host family members and your Experiment group.Throughout this high school summer abroad program, you and your group will participate in outdoor, experiential activities, including hiking, paddling, and zip lining. The program begins and ends in the country’s capital, San José, where you can learn more about Costa Rican history and culture with visits to museums and the San José Central Market.

Program Type(s):
High School
Program Length(s):
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Natural Resources, Conservation
  • Cultural Studies
Year Founded:
1932
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