II. July 8-July 21, 2023
$4695* (Plus Airfare)
Alongside our partner, Rancho Quemado, you will learn about sustainable tourism on the Osa Peninsula, named by National Geographic as “the most biologically intense place on earth.”
This program has two sessions to choose from (Costa Rica I or Costa Rica II). The only difference is the dates.
This program will take you deep into the heart of the Osa Peninsula, home to 2.5% of the entire biodiversity of the planet.
While in Rancho Quemado you will support a community development project, run workshops for children in the community, participate in a wildlife monitoring expedition, and meet with local leaders to learn how they are balancing economic development and conservation of this biodiversity-rich area. You will also have the opportunity to be immersed in the Spanish language, experience cultural traditions, meet with resident entrepreneurs, and explore all the Osa has to offer.
*Please note that programs are subject to change based on the health and safety of participants and our partners.
Practice speaking Spanish while staying in rural cabins owned and operated by a local family
Experience the rich biodiversity of the Osa Peninsula
Support a community development project and run workshops for local children
1 is the least rigorous, 5 is the most rigorous
ON THE MOVE
The Integral Development Association of Rancho Quemado adopted the rural tourism initiative to create complete economic independence for families, as well as sustainable development through more trainings and donations to strengthen family businesses.
Costa Rica:EcologyPhoto Gallery
Costa Rica:Ecology : In Three Phases
During the travel phase of each SStS course, you will spend time reflecting on and processing your experience.
Tuition (students from partner schools): $4495
Tuition (students from non-partner schools): $4695
*Students attending a partner school receive a tuition discount. Click HERE to see partner schools. Please note that tuition does not include airfare.
Flight Cost: $750
*All students travel to their program destination on a group flight booked by Students Shoulder-to-Shoulder. Participants are responsible for any increase in airfares imposed by the airlines. All participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation to the departure city. SStS will confirm airfare and connecting travel information approximately 60 days before travel.
SStS is in search of curious, compassionate, globally-minded students from all backgrounds. We will do all that we can financially to support students who require assistance. If you would like to be considered for financial assistance, please indicate this on the application. Resources are limited and tend to be less than 50% of tuition.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
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