SUMMER EXPEDITIONS

Summer Expedition Course Options

Service Hike & Homestay

Service Hike & Homestay

Discover the true meaning of “off the beaten path” as you embark on a deep-jungle trek where spectacular rainforest valleys, cascading waterfalls, and winding rivers will both awe and challenge you.

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Caribbean Scuba & Service

Caribbean Scuba & Service

Discover the natural wonders of Panama by lending a hand in local conservation projects and scuba diving tropical Caribbean waters.

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Surf Service & CPR

Surf Service & CPR

Spend 15 days learning to surf or honing your skills as you paddle alongside our experienced, professional instructors while earning service hours by volunteering with the local community and earn your American Safety and Health Institute First Aid and CPR certifications.

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Surf & Service Extension

Surf & Service Extension

Discover Costa Rica by surfing warm-water breaks on its world-renowned beaches, all while you engage in meaningful service projects to support local communities. Catch your first waves or hone your surfing skills as you paddle alongside our experienced, professional instructors.

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Panama Service Expedition

Panama Service Expedition

Explore the remote Caribbean waters in Panama while giving back to the community and environment, practicing your Spanish skills, and learning about a new culture. On this expedition, engage in diverse community service projects related to environmental conservation and community development.

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Design Your Outward Bound Summer Program

Teens, Ages 14+, 2 to 8 weeks

Our Outward Bound summer courses in Costa Rica and Panama provide learning experiences that allow participants to build life skills, intercultural competence, Spanish language, and self-awareness. Through varied adventure challenges and service learning expeditions, students expand self-awareness, step up into leadership roles, and discover that they are capable of more than they ever thought possible.

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Questions About the Program?

Submit an inquiry to our Communications team. We will help you decide which program will best fit your objectives and schedule.

Questions About Scholarships?

Discounts and scholarships are available to those who qualify. Outward Bound Costa Rica offers partial scholarships to deserving students who demonstrate a financial need and/or academic merit. To apply for a scholarship, students must complete our Scholarship Application.

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Begin the enrollment process to tentatively hold your spot on course by filling out our online enrollment form (Takes about 20-30 minutes and no payment is required). From there, our Communications team can take you through the enrollment process.

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SAFETY

HEALTH & MEDICATIONS

FOOD, WATER & SPECIAL DIETS

PACKING

TUITION & FEES

TRAVELING TO COSTA RICA

SAFETY

For over 70 years, Outward Bound worldwide has provided high impact, life skill, and leadership development adventures. We are the industry leader in identifying risk and managing risk in wilderness areas. Risk is part of everyday life, but with our exceptional risk management systems and well-trained professional staff, we continue to be the industry leader.

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HEALTH & MEDICATIONS

We only require an up to date tetanus vaccination for course participation. There are no required inoculations to enter Costa Rica, but, we encourage students to check with their physician for recommendations of optional inoculations and health precautions. Most young people in normal health and physical condition can successfully complete an Outward Bound Costa Rica course.

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FOOD, WATER & SPECIAL DIETS

We are able to accommodate a variety of dietary requirements including vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose intolerance and nut allergies. In most areas of Costa Rica, it safe to drink water directly from the tap. While on course, students are directed to safe water sources by their instructors. Some students opt to treat all water during international travel.

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PACKING

We have compiled comprehensive packing lists for each course, which are listed under the course description and also emailed to a student once he/she has enrolled. A common misconception about Costa Rica is that it is always hot. Many course regions are almost one mile above sea level, where it can get quite chilly at night. Students will likely encounter rain showers while on course, even during Costa Rica’s dry season.

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TUITION & FEES

Tuition includes all room and board, technical gear, course activities, and in-country transportation. Airfare to/from Costa Rica is not included in the listed tuition cost, nor are personal supplies and equipment (including surfboards for advanced surfers).

We accept tuition payments by credit card, check, or wire transfer. Full payment is due 30 days prior to course start.

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TRAVELING TO COSTA RICA

Students must book travel dates to coincide with the start and end dates listed for their course session(s) and fly into Juan Santamaria International Airport (Airport Code: SJO). We recommend scheduling an arrival time prior to 2pm as course activities usually begin early the following day.

Our staff welcome students upon arrival. We use our own private transportation to shuttle to and from the airport on arrival and departure days.

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