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    ARCC Programs | Costa Rica: Cloud Forest Initiative

    ARCC Programs | Costa Rica: Cloud Forest Initiative


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: Costa Rica
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Sub-Categories: Spanish
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $3,000 - $6,999
    • Career Clusters: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Human Services
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    The Costa Rica: Cloud Forest Community Initiative program is the perfect blend of service learning and adventure. Build your own Spanish-speaking skills while living in a traditional Costa Rican community. Experience the natural beauty of this majestic nation while rafting through thrilling rapids on the world-famous Pacuare River. Experience the “Pura Vida” lifestyle that makes Costa Rica one of the happiest places on earth!

    Visit a remote Costa Rican village high in the misty cloud forests, founded by local residents who settled in this stunning mountain landscape over a generation ago. Here we meet friendly families who graciously open their homes to us for a one-of-a-kind cultural immersion experience unlike any other. We learn traditional cooking techniques and the rich history of this place from the village elders. We return their generosity by assisting with infrastructure improvements and teaching at the local school. During our time in the community we experience the warmth and simplicity of Costa Rican culture while helping to support the needs of this amazing place.