4.9 - 5 Reviews

Outward Bound Costa Rica


Outward Bound Costa Rica is a program provider offering 6 abroad programs. Programs offered include Study Abroad, Volunteer, Intensive Language, Gap Year, High School, and Research abroad programs in 3 countries such as Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama.

Outward Bound Costa Rica inspires a lifetime of leadership, growth, and a commitment to serve through adventure-based learning. Our mission is to facilitate personal growth and success in character development, leadership, service and academic achievement.

Our students get the chance to hike in the rain and cloud forests while living with local host families, learning Costa Rican culture, and working side by side with the local community as they provide much needed assistance. Service projects range in length and focus on people, construction, marine biology and ecological issues. Students surf in our world-renowned warm water breaks, whitewater raft and kayak on our Class III and IV rivers and experience the beauty of the Panama coral reef as they earn their Scuba Certification in Bocas del Toro.

Study Abroad with Outward Bound Costa Rica

Based on 5 Reviews
Overall Experience
March 31, 2020
11/11/2018 It Was Unforgettable. Outward Bound Costa Rica: Girl Scouts Destinations in Costa Rica

"I recently took a service challenge trip through OBCR with thirteen other girls and not only gained life long friends, but also increased my cultural awareness and self confidence. I believe everyone should have the opportunity to go on an unforgettable trip with OBCR like I did."

06/12/2018 Coast To Coast Semester Outward Bound Costa Rica: Coast to Coast Semester (Ages 17+)

"I couldn't recommend this company or their instructors enough, I wish everyone could experience OBCR!"

York College of Pennsylvania
10/13/2017 My Life Changing Experience With Outward Bound Costa Rica Outward Bound Costa Rica: Girl Scouts Destinations in Costa Rica

"My experience with Outward Bound Costa Rica was nothing short of life changing. I cannot express in words how strongly I encourage that every Girl Scout should apply for this amazing program. It will allow you to dive into a new and exciting culture, head first. Every minute was a new and exhilarating adventure, filled with fun ..."

High School
10/12/2017 My Amazing Outward Bound Costa Rica Experience Outward Bound Costa Rica: Girl Scouts Destinations in Costa Rica

"I learned amazing life lessons, from the people I met on this trip, that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. "

High School