- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: Costa Rica
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: Three Weeks
- Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Community Service
- Sub-Categories: Whitewater Rafting
- Selective: No
- Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: > $3,000
This service trip is focused on environmental community service and wildlife rehabilitation. Students will also experience Costa Rica through hiking, surfing, rafting, and many outdoor excursions.
Over 21 days, students will volunteer at a local wildlife refuge and travel via boat to the Caribbean Coast. There, they may witness the conservation efforts of the native leatherback sea turtles. They'll study them and patrol the beech for turtle eggs. They can expect to earn up to 50 community service hours through hands-on work in the local ecosystems. Other activities may include an overnight rafting adventure, visiting a local dairy farm, identifying species at the Monteverde Cloud Forest, and surfing lessons!
With the pandemic, Global Works has adopted some new policies, including:
- Students will be required to provide proof of negative covid test or vaccination prior to attending the trip.
- There will be daily temperature checks and tracking.
- There are disinfecting procedures for lodging and transportation.
- Students will be expected to follow certain behavioral guidelines.