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Adventure, Leadership and Outdoor Certifications in Costa Rica & Panama
From £7500
Duration 65 Days
From £7500
Duration 65 Days
Discover your strengths, goals, and leadership style as you earn seven international certifications while hiking, rafting, diving, and rappelling your way through Costa Rica and Panama.

On Outward Bound Costa Rica’s Outdoor Leader Semester, discover your strengths, goals, and leadership style as you delve into the field of outdoor education through both technical & soft-skill training. Learn to setup belay systems, organize rescues, provide wilderness medical care, guide rafts down world-class rivers, lead groups through the Costa Rican rainforest, and scuba dive in Caribbean waters during this comprehensive introduction to the outdoor industry.
A student rappelling down an 80-foot waterfall in Piedras Blancas
Earn seven internationally-recognized certifications and an in-depth study of the Outward Bound Costa Rica’s educational model to make you a desirable instructor or guide for various organizations throughout the world. Earn 10 semester credits. Top graduates of this Outdoor Leader Semester program will be offered a paid internship as a Field Instructor Intern for Outward Bound Costa Rica’s summer high season, with the possibility of staying on as a year-round instructor. On this course you may earn 15 – 20 hours of community service. Community service projects may include painting, recycling, playing soccer, and interacting with the local villagers.

Course Name:
  • Outdoor Leader Semester
  • Spring 2019: Feb. 8 – Apr. 14
  • Fall 2019: Sept. 20 – Nov- 24

Included Activities:

  • Hiking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Waterfall Rappelling
  • Wakeboarding
  • Surfing
  • Ziplining
Certifications To Earn:
  • Basic Scuba Diver or Advanced
  • Waterfront Lifeguarding
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
  • Whitewater Rescue Technician
  • Recreational Rappel Operator
  • Whitewater Raft Guide License Class I-II or III


What's Included

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Experience Adventure Activities
Region Central America
Country Costa Rica, Panama

Outward Bound Costa Rica

Outward Bound Costa Rica inspires a lifetime of leadership, growth, and a commitment to serve through adventure-based learning. For over 20 years, we have honed our approach to experiential education, utilizing Costa Rica and Panama’s tropical reefs, rivers, and rainforests to help participants discover their hidden potential.
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