Programs in Costa Rica

Community Service Costa Rica

Live and volunteer in a rural Costa Rican village and work side-by-side with local people on meaningful community service projects. Wake each morning to the sounds of howler monkeys and exotic birds and spend your day helping build a community center or classroom, teaching English, or running a summer camp for local kids.

Dates

  • June 24, 2018 – July 8, 2018
  • June 26, 2018 – July 19, 2018
  • July 1, 2018 –  July 31, 2018
  • July 9, 2018  –  July 23, 2018
  • July 16, 2018 –  July 30, 2018
Grades: 9 – 12

15 – 17 students, 2 leaders

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Essential Costa Rica

Explore topics in conservation, tico culture, Spanish language, and service in Costa Rica — Central America’s pioneer in sustainable ecotourism. Based near the famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, get a feel for Costa Rica’s incredible biodiversity and tico culture as you learn from a series of hands-on workshops and activities.

Dates

June 25, 2018  –
July 3, 2018

Grades: 9 – 12

40 – 50 students, 8 – 10 leaders

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Middle School Costa Rica

Explore the different themes of Putney programs — Cultural Exploration, Language Learning, and Community Service — on this Middle School student travel program in beautiful Costa Rica. Together with a group of students and staff, enjoy the tropical white-sand beaches of the Pacific coast and take adventurous day trips, immerse yourself in local culture, and spend a week volunteering in a local village.

Dates

June 24, 2018  –
July 15, 2018

Grades: 6 – 8

30 – 35 students, 6 – 7 leaders

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