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Conservation, Culture and Cross-Country Hike

Immerse yourself in Costa Rica

Conservation, Culture and Cross-Country Hike
From £9200
Duration 85 Days
From £9200
Duration 85 Days
Hike from the Caribbean to Pacific Coast while immersing yourself in the local culture with homestay families, experience whitewater rafting and kayaking and learn to scuba dive.


Outward Bound Costa Rica’s Coast to Coast Expedition Semester is the perfect choice if you want a life-changing experience that will immerse you in a different culture, challenge you physically and grow as a leader while learning about yourself and how effective you are at leading others.

Embark on a 26-day cross-country expedition that will push you to expand your boundaries and give you new cultural awareness. Trek through rainforest valleys and dense cloud forests as you learn the local traditions of Costa Rica. Spend your evenings camping under the stars, living with host families on their farms, learning to cook using local ingredients, and learning more about yourself, your passions and dreams. Venture into Panama to become NAUI scuba certified, understand the fragile ecosystem of the ocean in the archipelago and test your skills at wakeboarding.
Earn 45-60 hours of community service. Sea kayak from community to community in Panama and travel to Nicaragua to visit local communities and volunteer on various community service projects including painting and repairing buildings, teaching English, working at an all-girls orphanage, cooking meals for communities, and playing soccer with local school children. You can also earn 12 academic credits upon successful completion of course as well as earn international certifications in outdoor education.

Course Name:
  • Coast to Coast Expedition Semester
Dates:
  • Fall 2018: September 21 – December 15
  • Spring 2019: TBA
Included Activities:
  • Volunteering
  • Hiking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Waterfall Rappelling
  • Wakeboarding
  • Surfing
  • Sea Kayaking
Certifications To Earn:
  • CPR, AED & First Aid
  • Basic Scuba Diver or Advanced
  • Waterfront Lifeguarding

What's Included

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Visa
Experience Adventure Activities
Region Central America
Country Costa Rica, Nicaragua, 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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