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    Arcos Journeys: Community Service & Eco Adventure

    Arcos Journeys: Community Service & Eco Adventure

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    • 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: Community Service
    • Sub-Categories: Spanish, Animals/Nature, Surfing, Whitewater Rafting, Work Experience, Wildlife Conservation
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Career Clusters: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Human Services
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Call: (512) 380-1706
    • Meeting: Schedule a Meeting
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    Combine community service and eco adventure in tropical Costa Rica! Perform community service in the town of Atenas and learn first-hand about the local culture. Travel to the rainforests of the Arenal Volcano region for hiking, hot springs, ziplines, and trail work. Then on to the Pacific beaches of Jacó and Manuel Antonio for surfing and whitewater rafting.

    Please visit our website for more information! 

    Cost and Session Information

    The program includes: Room & Board | Community Service | Onsite Directors | Excursions | Cultural Activities | Airport Transfers | International Medical Insurance

    Reviews (8)

    • I did the eco program...
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      Reviewed on Aug/27/2023 by pdfsalmon

      I did the eco program in Costa Rica and it could not have been a better time. The community service aspect was pretty minor overall, and there was lots of free time in Atenas and during excursions to hang out. All of the adventure activities were super fun - whitewater rafting was a highlight for sure. The Arcos staff and engaging and easygoing, and the homestay experience was great (even if my Spanish is pretty rough!).

    • My daughter spent weeks in...
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      Reviewed on Aug/13/2023 by Amanda M

      My daughter spent 2 weeks in Costa Rica on a service- learning/eco trip. The communication from the Arcos team ahead of the trip as well as while she was in country was great. We felt well prepared ahead of time and confident she was taken care of there. The trip was a hood balance of free/independent time and structured time. She returned with a deep appreciation for the culture and beauty of Costa Rica and made wonderful friendships while she was there.

    • My Arcos experience was amazing...
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      Reviewed on Aug/09/2023 by Felix Juves

      My Arcos experience was amazing!! The organizers were extremely helpful and fun to be around. Our activities were entertaining and my host family was very kind and accepting. I would 100% recommend this to anyone trying to learn Spanish or anyone that wants to learn more about different cultures.

    • I had the opportunity to...
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      Reviewed on Aug/06/2023 by Jacqueline Downing

      I had the opportunity to do community service by painting the local high school's bathroom, marking trails and helping at the preschool in Atenas, Costa Rica. This trip was one of the best things I have been able to experience, and the program left room for us to explore the towns.

    • I could not be happier...
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      Reviewed on Aug/05/2023 by Erin Childre

      I could not be happier with our Arcos experience. The communication with the staff was reliable and consistent from beginning to end. My daughter felt welcomed and safe at her home stay. The community service opportunities were rewarding. The eco adventures were thrilling and educational. She made friendships that will last a lifetime and came home with a more confident and independent spirit. 10/10 recommend.

    • We would highly recommend traveling...
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      Reviewed on Aug/05/2023 by Tracy R

      We would highly recommend traveling with Arcos. From first communications they were prompt and supportive, and we knew our daughter would be in great hands. Our daughter had an amazing experience and couldn't flaw her trip. She loved the community service and all activities and adventures. Even though she is quite well traveled, this was her first independent trip, and definitely won't be her last. She grew so much in her confidence, abilities and independence, and has life long memories and new friends.

    • My daughter had a remarkable...
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      Reviewed on Aug/03/2023 by Liz Graskey

      My daughter had a remarkable and enriching experience!

    • my costa rica trip was...
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      Reviewed on Aug/03/2023 by Lilly McManus

      my costa rica trip was an absolute blast. i loved getting the community service experience and getting immersed in the culture. not to mention the amazing excursions! i would recommend this program to anyone looking to do a program abroad.