- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: Costa Rica
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: June
- Session Length: Three Weeks
- Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Career Exploration
- Sub-Categories: Leadership
- Selective: No
- Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: Free
CIRENAS is an independent academic program operating on a 4,700 acre working cattle ranch and wildlife refuge on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. Since 2005, over 1,000 students, faculty, and researchers have visited the CIRENAS site that is quickly becoming a leading model in sustainable development.
High school students will have the opportunity to live on and contribute to a working ranch, experience a home-stay in a nearby village, study tropical ecology in a diverse wildlife refuge that includes a marine protected area on the Pacific Ocean, go on horse trekking tours, and learn about sustainability.