Pacific Discovery: Costa Rica High School Summer Internship | 3 weeks


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: Costa Rica
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Sub-Categories: Agriculture, Animals/Nature, Surfing
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
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    Experience a Summer Internship Program where you will not only get to explore the amazing country of Costa Rica, but you will get to expand yourself personally and learn about conservation and animal welfare. The nature-based activities will have you observing bioluminescence on a night time kayak tour, pushing through the river on a wild water rafting adventure, surfing on the Pacific Coast, and seeing new wildlife.

    Moving onto the internship aspect, you will get to experience first hand the impacts that you can make for other living creatures like sloths and spider monkeys at an animal rescue sanctuary. After some hard work and animal snuggles, you will be working alongside a local community, furthering your sustainability education and learning skills such as carbon neutrality through tree planting. At the end of the program, you will walk away with a Certificate of Completion, showing a total of 30 contact hours of this internship, a great asset to your resume!


    • Volunteer project working with sloths and monkeys at an animal rescue center
    • Investigate sustainable agriculture and its importance in developing communities
    • Hands-on marine debris clean-up in a Wildlife Refuge
    • Gain real-life work experience and a Certificate of Completion
    • Surf on the pristine beaches of the Pacific coast with professional guides
    • Bioluminescence adventure: see plankton glow in the dark while floating on the water
    • Yoga and meditation retreat to increase strength and enable self-reflection
    • Hiking, caving and a night safari near Tinamu
    • White water rafting trip through rapids and waterfalls on the Sarapiqui river
    • Rest days on idyllic white-sand beaches