GRADE 9 & 10

About Costa Rica Educational Programs

Costa Rica is a country like no other. Twenty-six percent of this tiny Central American country is composed of conservation and natural protected territory. Breath-taking rainforests, booming volcanoes, and some of the rarest and endangered wildlife on the planet are just some of the reasons why Costa Rica is a must-see.

Start your adventure in Monteverde. Visit the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, which has been described as “the jewel in the crown of cloud forests”. Discover this unique area by trekking across walkways built in the forest canopy. This will give you an opportunity to learn about cloud forest ecology and thousands of species. Take an included nighttime hike to uncover nocturnal animals not visible during the day.

Next, we will travel to La Fortuna, a small town at the foot of Arenal Volcano. From here, we’ll visit stunning waterfalls and swim in hot springs at the base of the volcano. This town is a must-see when coming to Costa Rica.

Our third location takes us to the fascinating Arenal Volcano National Park. Arenal is known to be the adventurous capital of Costa Rica, having access to the rainforest, a volcano and the country’s largest lake.

Spend your final week in Playa Hermosa, a popular beach-front resort town. With its 10km long strip of gray sand, one of the best-maintained beaches in the country, and crystal-clear blue waters, it will be hard to say goodbye to this beautiful location.

Age group: 13 to 15


July 1 – 19, 2023*.

Playa Hermosa > 5 days
Monteverde > 3 days
La Fortuna > 3 days
Arenal > 2 days
Playa Hermosa > 5 days

*All dates are subject to change.



Optional Excursions are outings or activities that take place while in location. These are not included in the program fee. These excursions are subject to availability and may vary. Optional excursions will become available in the spring of 2023.


Grade 9

Photography (AWQ1O)

Grade 10

Science (SNC2D)
Visual Arts: Photography (AWQ2O)

***Students may select one course per program.


"Didn't think it was possible to have that much fun and get a course credit!" - Student, 2022


Tuition & Supervision $2,070.00
Travel Services (Flights, Accommodation, Meals, Activities) $2,825.00
Taxes & Fees $800.00
Total $5,695.00
Cancellation Protection (Optional) $345.00

Airline taxes, local taxes and fees are approximate and subject to change. Program fees do not include registration fee of $195.00.


  • In location travel medical insurance, including coverage for COVID-19 emergency medical and quarantine expenses, for residents of Canada.
  • Round-trip group airfare from Toronto
  • Transportation between cities
  • Approximate airline departure taxes, local taxes and fees
  • Group airport transfers at location
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily
  • Tuition
  • Supervision
  • City or town orientation tours
  • Designated outings and activities
  • Use of free internet, where available
  • Farewell banquet
  • Pre-departure briefing and materials


  • Registration fee of $195
  • Cancellation protection
  • Travel visas where applicable
  • Textbooks, novels and/or course packs where applicable
  • Optional excursions