COSTA RICA
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

ABOUT THIS
PROGRAM

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.

Our first stop, Playas Del Coco, is one of the most popular beach towns in the country. Here you can experience Pura Vida, or “pure life”.  It is a very relaxed and simple way of looking at life. Costa Ricans are very friendly and laid back, so get used to Pura Vida! Spend some days swimming and enjoying the beautiful beaches, get to know the locals, enjoy the cuisine, and learn and study with a beautiful beach vibe.

Playas Del Coco is conveniently located on the North Pacific side, which gives our students easy access to a variety of excursions and adventures. Zipline above treetops, walk across hanging bridges, relax in the mineral-rich – hot spring and swim along the idyllic coastline.  Ecotourism in Costa Rica has been able to actively contribute to the conservation of the natural environment of the country. In the jungles or at the beach, you may see monkeys, sea turtles, colourful Scarlet Macaws, tapirs and many more animals that are unique to Costa Rica.

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 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.

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, waterfalls and the country’s largest lake.

Head back to Playas Del Coco and continue to enrich your knowledge and frame of mind. Pura Vida!

Age group: 15-19

ITINERARY

July 6 – 28, 2022*.

Playas Del Coco > 7 days
Monteverde > 3 days
Arenal > 2 days
Playas del Coco > 11 days

*All dates are subject to change.

ACTIVITIES

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

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. Contact us with any questions regarding optional excursions.

COURSES

Grade 11

English
Biology
Functions
Visual Arts: Photography

Grade 12

English
Biology
Advanced Functions
Recreation and Healthy Active Living Leadership*
Visual Arts: Photography

***Students may select one course per program.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Playas Del Coco: Coming Soon

Monteverde: Coming Soon

Arenal: Coming Soon

PROGRAM FEES

Tuition & Supervision $2,470.00
Travel Services (Flights, Accommodation, Meals, Activities) $2,525.00
Taxes & Fees $600.00
Total $5,595.00
Cancellation Protection (Optional) $445.00

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

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 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 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

WHAT’S NOT

  • Registration fee of $195
  • Cancellation protection
  • Travel visas where applicable
  • Textbooks
  • Lunch, except where indicated
  • Optional excursions