$7,200, flights included
Summer 2022: 6/30 – 7/29
Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture and learn how to make a sustainable impact within a community. Collaborate with local organizations as they tackle these issues on the ground, and learn how you can apply these lessons to your own life as a leader in your community.
Orientation 1 Day
Your program kicks off with a brief orientation, where you'll meet your fellow travelers and learn how to make the most of your experience.
Service Learning 3 Weeks
Collaborate with a non-profit that seeks to lift up local youth through education by playing, helping with homework, and teaching English.
Contribute to seashore conservation by supporting the marine biologists in their research and assisting with mangrove restoration efforts.
Partner with a local foundation to assist sea turtle conservation efforts and learn about why these endangered animals are so important.
Work with a community-based project that leverages sustainable tourism for ecological restoration and community outreach efforts.
Leadership Academy 5 Days
Reflect on your experiences and how you can apply what you’ve learned to your future. Hone your global leadership skills through speaker-led workshops. Sessions will focus on self- and global-awareness, influencing others, and executing on your personal goals.
EF Gap Year's service learning philosophy combines educational objectives with hands-on experience as a vehicle to help you become a better global citizen.
Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture and learn about the social, economic and historical context around its structural issues. Learn more about Costa Rica →
Collaborate with an after school program, assist with coastal and sea turtle conservation, and promote sustainable community development in partnership with local NGOs.
Learn about positive leadership, design your own life plan, and receive a certificate of completion for all of your hard work from the University for Peace.
Explore the Santa Elena Cloud Forest—a rainforest canopy teeming with rare tropical flora and fauna found nowhere else on earth.
Through a combination of hands-on service projects and structured reflection, you’ll find your strengths, learn more about the world, and chart your own path forward.
Experience Costa Rican culture by working directly with locals and NGOs, visiting several key regions, and getting the inside scoop from your Tour Director.
Discover your unique strengths and how to leverage them for personal and professional success. Reflect and define your own life goals.
Skills for the real world
Build the foundations of your career or volunteer life by learning the foundations of sustainable development, reforestation, and conservation.
Tuition for this 4-week program is $7,200, and payment plans are available. Tuition includes:
Our Gap Year Consultants are ready to answer any questions you have and to help find the perfect program for your family.