Service Learning in Costa Rica

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Service Learning in Costa Rica

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Grade: 11th

Travel Dates: June 20 - July 1* All tour dates are tentative until flights are booked

**Important Trip Information: This trip involves homestays with local families

 Itinerary

Day 1: Today the group will travel from the USA to Costa Rica. After arrival, the group will settle into their hotel for the evening and have an orientation meeting where the group will discuss the upcoming trip in detail.

 

Day 2: After breakfast we will head for Pura Suerte, an ecological farm in the heart of the rain forest, about 4 hours south of the capital city. We will tour the farm for an introduction to the bountiful flora and fauna in the area, visit a nearby coffee plantation, and enjoy a delicious dinner made from ingredients sourced directly from the forest.

 

Day 3: After breakfast we will hike down to the Nauyaca waterfall, one of the most beautiful in the entire country. We will spend the morning swimming, relaxing, and enjoying lunch at the waterfall. In the late afternoon, we will head to the host village to meet our host families. Students will have dinner with their host families this evening.

 

Day 4: Our days in the village will consist mainly of working on our community service project.  Lunch will be either be on-site or at home with families. In the afternoons and evenings, activities are flexible and will vary, but may include time with host families, excursions around the village, or activities with the local community.

 

Day 5: Today, we will continue working on our service project and spending time with host families.  Evening activities will vary.

 

Day 6: Today, we will continue working on our service project and spending time with host families.  Evening activities will vary.

 

Day 7: Today we will finish our service project and celebrate with our new friends and family with a fiesta de despedida!

 

Day 8: After breakfast we will head west to Manuel Antonio on the central Pacific coast. We will settle into our hotel before heading down to the beach where students can take surf lessons on a stretch of coastline that has a reputation for being great for beginners

 

Day 9: Today we will explore Manuel Antonio National Park, which bursts with wildlife. Inside we will find idyllic beaches and winding trails that lead through dense jungle. Students can relax, swim and explore local artisan markets. After lunch we will make the drive back to San Jose for a farewell dinner before our international departure the following morning.

 

Day 10: After breakfast, we will head to the airport for a morning departure back to the USA.

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