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Costa Rica 4-Week

Language Immersion & Service Adventure

Surf, Service, and Sun

Sessions July 01, 2015 to July 28, 2015
Grades 9-12
Average Group Size: 16 students/ 3 staff

Costa Rica's most popular saying, "Pura Vida," litterally means, "Pure Life."

And that’s just what you get on this Global Works journey to this land of amazing geographic diversity and unassuming human warmth. From the small villages we live in to the beaches we play on, our experience is one that is authentic and meaningful. Join us on one of our most popular and longest running immersion programs.

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Service Projects

  • Earn 50-60 community service hours
  • Environmental: work on erosion prevention projects with a Costa Rican conservation organization
  • Education: present English Language lessons to local community members
  • Community Development: construct community facilities and organize field days for elementary school students

Language Immersion

  • Experience a Homestay in a small village
  • Improve your Spanish through fun scavenger hunts and homestay interview questions
  • Practice your Spanish & teach English with Costa Rican Students

Adventure and Cultural Activities

  • Raft Costa Rica’s best white water
  • Surf world-class Pacific waves
  • Take canopy walks and night hikes in Costa Rica’s beautiful cloud forests
  • Zip line through Rincon de la Vieja National Park
  • Enjoy a Latin dance class

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I would describe my Global Works experience as: life changing, eye opening, impossible to forget and just AMAZING! .

Alex J., Costa Rica Participant

My favorite part of this trip (although it is hard to pick I loved it all) was the homestay. I simply loved every bit of it. My family and the whole experience really affected me. I learned a lot about myself and hopefully built character. Cedral...

Ashley Lankford, Costa Rica Participant

Here in Pueblo Nuevo the sense of community is overwhelming.  Being able to interact with the locals despite the language barrier has made our Global Works group appreciate the value of close-knit relationships.  In living with our Costa Rican...

Costa Rica Classic Participant