10 Reasons to Love Costa Rica

Happy Thanksgiving from our rainforest base in Tres Rios, Costa Rica! At Outward Bound Costa Rica we may not be celebrating Thanksgiving in a traditional sense with fall leaves, family and football, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t taking some time to be thankful. In fact, we think Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect […] Read More >

Coast to Coast Expedition Semester Student Update: November 20th

Our Fall 2015 Coast to Coast Expedition Semester students are currently in Bocas del Toro, Panama. While in the southernmost country in North America, the group will sea kayak to indigenous communities and learn to scuba dive while earning their NAUI scuba certifications. This week the group returned briefly to our rainforest base after whitewater […] Read More >

Winterline Global Skills Program Students Complete Their Course with Outward Bound Costa Rica

This fall, as part of a nine-month gap year program that takes them around the world, 16 students from the Winterline Global Skills Program joined Outward Bound Costa Rica to push their limits in the outdoors of Panama and Costa Rica. The Winterline Global Skills Program encourages the development of individuals equipped to be citizens […] Read More >

Outdoor Leader Semester Student Update: November 12th

It seems like just yesterday our 2015 Fall Outdoor Leader Semester joined us for the start of their 65-day in Costa Rica. We can’t believe they are already more than half way through their course! All  five members of the group passed their training and earned certifications in Technical Rope Rescue, Whitewater Rescue Technician and […] Read More >

Coast to Coast Expedition Semester Student Update: November 4th

We are excited to share that our Coast to Coast Expedition Semester students recently completed their 26 day hike, trekking across the country of Costa Rica from the Atlantic to Pacific Coast. We are so proud of our students for completing such a physically and mentally challenging feat! “Obviously it felt long,” said Josh N. […] Read More >

Work For OBCR: Marketing & Media Manager

Outward Bound Costa Rica inspires and develops leadership, compassion, responsibility, respect for the environment and commitment to serve through adventure-based wilderness experiences led by the most skilled, safety-conscious staff. OBCR currently seeks a Marketing & Media Manager. The Marketing & Media Manager plays a crucial and exciting role in our Communications Office. This team of […] Read More >

Exploring Irazú Volcano National Park

While on course with Outward Bound Costa Rica, our students get to experience many of the diverse landscapes of Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua as they challenge themselves with adventurous journeys. One of the unique landscapes our Coast to Coast Expedition Semester and Outdoor Leader Semester students visit is Irazú Volcano, the highest active volcano […] Read More >

Alumni Spotlight: Alexis Smith

When Alexis Smith first embarked on a Girl Scout Destination with Outward Bound Costa Rica, she wasn’t prepared for all the ways her experience would change the shape of her future. “Originally I wanted to go because it seemed like it would be a fun trip,” said Alexis. “But when I actually got there I found […] Read More >

Welcome to our Fall 2015 Outdoor Leader Semester Students

Yesterday our Fall 2015 Outdoor Leader Semester students arrived at base to start their 65-day adventure in Costa Rica and Panama. Five students are joining us from across the United States to learn about the philosophy of Outward Bound and earn seven internationally recognized outdoor certifications. “This course will be a great opportunity for me to get more […] Read More >

NAUI Scuba Certification: Dive Down to the Deep

It’s like a whole other world down there!  This is a common exclamation of wonder that we hear from students who have just returned from the scuba diving phase of their course with Outward Bound Costa Rica. With their Scuba diving gear securely in place, students transform into explorers of the deep as they discover the […] Read More >

Coast to Coast Expedition Semester Update: October 7th

For the past three weeks, five students from across the United States and Canada have been pushing their limits in the outdoors on our Coast to Coast Expedition Semester. The students began their 85-day course with a Spanish language orientation and have been practicing their language skills with instructors and locals alike. “All the people… […] Read More >

Work for OBCR: Marketing & Media Intern January – August 2016

Our Organization Outward Bound Costa Rica offers a range of experiential education programs promising challenging physical activities across Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama with a focus on personal development, leadership, and cultural immersion. Our Communications Office is a collaborative team of four full time staff responsible for all communications, sales, marketing and customer service tasks […] Read More >

From Our Students: 5 Reasons Why Global Education Rocks!

Here at Outward Bound Costa Rica we are firm believers that global education rocks! Experiences abroad can be eye-opening and life-changing as students immerse themselves in another culture, learning valuable lessons about themselves, others and the world around them. But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s five reasons why international education programs are […] Read More >

Welcome to Our Fall 2015 Coast to Coast Expedition Semester Students!

We are excited to welcome five students from across the United States and Canada to an adventure of a lifetime with Outward Bound Costa Rica! Our fall 2015 Coast to Coast Expedition Semester Students started their 85-day course this week in San Ramon de Tres Rios, Costa Rica. The students began their course experience by […] Read More >

¡Bienvenida a Carolyn! OBCR’s New Group Programs & Partnerships Manager

Outward Bound Costa Rica is thrilled to welcome our new Group Programs & Partnerships Manager, Carolyn Crist to our communications team. Carolyn will be responsible for managing and developing custom courses to bring a wide range of students to OBCR that help push their limits in the natural settings and adventures found in Costa Rica and Panama. Carolyn […] Read More >

Featured Alumni Ambassador: Tien Vo

We’re always proud to hear about our Outward Bound Costa Rica alumni and their amazing accomplishments. Participants of our Alumni Ambassador program help spread the word about their life changing experiences on course. If you would like to join the team and be a featured alumnus on our blog, start by filling out our Alumni Ambassador […] Read More >

Explore Group Programs with Video Series and Guide

Outward Bound Costa Rica welcomes your group to Central America for the experience of a lifetime. First, check out our exciting videos below to explore our three program platforms (Spanish Language & Culture, Leadership & Team Building, and Service Adventure) and hear what our students and chaperones have to say about their experience. Then, view […] Read More >

Meet Ilia: Student to Instructor with the Outdoor Leader Semester

Ilia Corella Hometown: Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands OLS Spring 2015 Alum Ilia transitioned from student to instructor with the Outdoor Leader Semester after completing her course in Spring 2015 and then working as an Outward Bound Costa Rica Field Instructor Intern during the summer season. She couldn’t wait to work as an intern on all of the Scuba & Sea Turtle Adventure Girl […] Read More >

Farewell to our 2015 Summer Expeditions

This past weekend marked the end of Outward Bound Costa Rica‘s summer season, with the last seven Summer Expeditions students heading home after the Pacific Surf & Cert Extension course. The students completed their week of surfing as better surfers and First Aid/CPR certified. Congratulations to all of our summer students on completing their courses! It […] Read More >

Summer Expeditions Update – August 11th

Rainforest Hike & Homestay #4 The six students on Rainforest Hike & Homestay session four successfully completed their multi-day trek to the community of Piedras Blancas. Along the way they stayed with local families on homestays. “The homestays were an awesome way to learn about different cultures,” said Mo G. of Maitland, Florida. On the […] Read More >