Feliz Accion de Gracias!

Life in the Costa Rican Rainforest is a fantastic cultural experience for the expatriate staff at Outward Bound. However at times some of the foreign staff here will bring over their own cultural traditions. And with the larger number of American staff, so comes Thanksgiving along with them! Although only attended by a smaller international […] Read More >

Resume Boost: 5 Ways to Market Your Outward Bound Experience

So you’ve taken a Outward Bound Costa Rica course or something similar. Now what? A lot of students wonder how they can market themselves for future jobs and/or colleges after going through an experience that distinguishes them, both personally and professionally. The difficult part is communicating the impact of a course experience and effectively transferring […] Read More >

Links We Like: November 16, 2011

National Geographic recently put up the new 7 wonders of the world. As you can see, Costa Rica did not make the list. Which is a real bummer, but we still think this place is wonder. Story here. La Ruta de los Conquistadores finished up last week, with American Todd Wells winning in his first […] Read More >

Staff Biking Adventures!

For the past two weeks some of the staff at Outward Bound Costa Rica had been planning to head out on a nice, relaxing ride starting in the town of  El Empalme, traveling down to the coastal town of Damas (right near our beach base at Manuel Antonio). After several delays due to rain and washed out […] Read More >

Links We Like: November 4, 2011

Looks like it was a busy season for wilderness rescues in the Tetons. If any additional WFRs are needed, we can supply a great group out of this semester’s leadership group. Story here. Sometimes students can struggle with life in a remote region. Imagine spending 520 consecutive days in a sunless environment designed to find […] Read More >

WFR Scenario for Fall Leadership 2011

Practice makes perfect, and that is exactly what our fall 2011 leadership students did this past weekend. The leadership class took part in a simulated emergency scenario, where every student had to put their Wilderness First Responder skills to use. The Wilderness First Responder, or WFR, is a serious certification required of nearly every outdoor professional, […] Read More >