About Explore Costa Rica
This program is an adventure seeker’s dream in a tropical paradise! Explore natural history and conservation efforts focusing on the National Park System and Tourism. Costa Rica is a Mecca for Eco-tourism. Learn why this type is travel is vital to the environment and resource sustainability. Enjoy a thrilling 2-day rafting trip on a world-class whitewater river through a tropical forest. Get a monkey’s view as you traverse by zip-line across the rain-forest canopy. Travel by boat through a mangrove estuary and snorkel at Cano Island National Park. Observe whales, dolphins, manta rays, and beautiful tropical fish in this coral reef system. Enjoy a tour of Poas Volcano National Park and learn about the #1 crop export at the Doka Coffee Plantation!
January 8–17, 2019
Students will enroll in REC 4191: Adventure Recreation, Tourism and Eco-tourism for 3 credits. It is part of the Outdoor Recreation and Education Immersion Semester minor and is open to all students.
This course meets the “Environment” Liberal Education theme.
Whitewater rafting, zip-lines in the canopy, jungle hikes, boat trips, snorkeling, a volcano hike and beach time!
Housing and Meals
Students will be staying at premiere eco-lodges, and one night will be in primitive cabins or tents on the overnight jungle hike. Meals are provided and included in the Program Fee.
The program fee is $2,895 and includes tuition, housing, meals, fees, and international health insurance. International airfare is not included. Additional program fee information can be found in the Cost of Participation. There is a $50 non-refundable application fee for this program. A $500 non-refundable deposit is charged when students confirm their place on the program.
Contact Alex McKinney for further information about the program.