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Costa Rica

Program Description:  This program offers participants the opportunity to engage with Costa Rica's immense biodiversity. While at a local filed station participants will monitor the beach, guided by trained research assistants, to collect data on sea turtles and develop a field-based research project.  Participants will also explore the rain forest, home to howler monkeys, sloths, toucans, iguanas, and a host of other species.  Opportunities are also available to interact with local high school students and try local cuisine.

Host Organization:  Ecology Project International

Location: Costa Rica

Length of Stay: 9 days

Language Requirements: NONE

Grade Level:  Open to all grade levels

Service Hours:  Juniors and seniors are credited with 10 service hours toward their Christian Service requirement

Approximate Program Dates: April 11-19, 2020

Program Cost: approx. $3400-3700 (includes, lodging, on country transportation and most meals.  Airfare not included (estimated $700-1200). Limited financial aid is available through the application process.