This Costa Rica student trip is packed with a variety of educational activities. You customize your own itinerary by selecting from a list of projects, places and educational experiences. You might assist a leatherback turtle as she lays her eggs, visit with local schoolchildren, spend a day with an indigenous community or work with members of a sustainable community in the cloud forest.
Travel to the Caribbean Coast to patrol the beaches for nesting sea turtles, spend a night or two with a local farm family, participate in a local reforestation project, visit an indigenous community and fly through the rainforest on a zipline tour.
Spend a few nights on a small, family-run farm, visit a local elementary school, take a canopy tour and work with monkeys, sloths and more at Asis Wildlife Rescue Center. Hike the trails of Rincon de la Vieja National Park, explore the colonial town of Granada, visit Coyote Hill (a former prison) and visit the artisan town of Masaya.
Osa Peninsula turtle work & cloud forest community visit
Travel to Costa Rica's Pacific Coast and work with local researchers on an in-water turtle monitoring program to catch, study and release sea turtles. Next, head to the small town of Providencia located in the cloud forest and known for its sustainable lifestyle, hospitality, amazing hiking and rock climbing. Here, participate in community activities like pulping fruit, making cheese or crushing sugar cane.
Professional Development Expedition for K-12 Educators
K-16 Educators are you ready for a life changing adventure?
Join us in the Amazon for an experience that will feed your soul, expand your professional toolkit for inquiry based science, anchor your global perspective, and change your definition of professional development. Specialized programming for elementary, middle school, high school and university level educators. PD Hours, Grad Credit, and Scholarships Available!
This workshop focuses on experiential learning and each day offers a new perspective on the amazing Amazon! Students will explore Amazon biodiversity, indigenous cultures and spend a day of service in an Amazon village. The Amazon Discovery workshop is ideal for Winter term and Spring Break travel.
Our Ecuador Culture & Service itinerary is the perfect balance of exploration, authentic cultural exchange and community service work. Start your adventure with a tour of historic Quito, travel to Otavalo to shop in South America's largest handicraft market and spend three days in San Clemente where you'll stay with a local family, participate in service work and live like a local.
Experience the perfect balance of education, exploration and adventure. Hike lava trails to Cerro de las Tijeretas, visit pirate caves on Floreana Island, observe the Giant Galapagos Turtles on Santa Cruz Island, explore the amazing beaches of Tortuga Bay and get to know the history and people of the Galapagos.
After an amazing cultural experience in Ecuador, spend a few extra days exploring the Galapagos Islands. Arrive on San Cristobal Island and visit the Interpretation Centre to learn about the wonders of the Galapagos Islands. Next, spend an afternoon at Puerto Grande and take a boat tour around Kicker Rock - a volcanic formation of two towers jutting up from the ocean. End your trip on the amazing beaches of Tortuga Bay.
Volunteer at Asis Wildlife Rescue Center and work with rescued animals, from monkeys to peccarys, kinkajous, macaws and more! Immerse yourself in the local culture as you live with a local family, explore the town of La Fortuna, walk on lava beds in Arenal Volcano National Park, visit an organic farm, and more!