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Jun 30, 2020 - Jul 8, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 14 - 18
Hone your skills during daily classes and conversational opportunities with native Spanish speakers. While only a 90-minute drive from the capital of San José, Turrialba is a quiet town that provides an idyllic environment for students to practice their Spanish and integrate into traditional Tico culture. Live with a local family for a homestay experience that will enhance your language immersion while providing an inside look at daily life in the community. Outside the classroom, visit the surroundings of this inviting village and enjoy different adventure and cultural activities including mountain biking, hiking among waterfalls, rappelling and zip lining down canyons, and even a Latin dance class.
Residential Specialty
Jun 9 - 24, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 14 - 18
Spend two weeks contributing to the conservation of endangered sea turtles. Work with park rangers at the Camaronal Wildlife Refuge to protect the fragile natural habitat of the turtles that make the local beaches their home. Walk the shores looking for turtle nests, help clean the beach, or assist with other restoration efforts. Travel to the funky beach towns of Carrillo and Sámara to snorkel and surf, and explore Chora Island in a sea kayak. Although this program runs during turtle nesting season, we can’t guarantee you’ll see a sea turtle. We can ensure, however, that you’ll make a significant contribution to the protection of this endangered species and leave Costa Rica with a new appreciation for local wildlife and Tico culture.
Residential Specialty
Jun 9 - 24, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 14 - 18
Join us for at least two weeks on this service-focused program at our Eco-Lodge base where you’ll work on environmental and needs-based service projects with local community members. After service, relax and take advantage of island living. This popular program will give you insight into the Fijian way of life and introduce you to the natural beauty of this island nation. The Eco-Lodge sits in the hills south of Nadi and is surrounded by the diverse mix of cultures that make this area unique. Work with a small group of fellow students each day on a variety of education and infrastructure projects designed in partnership with the community.
Residential Specialty
Jun 30, 2020 - Jul 15, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 14 - 18
Join us for at least two weeks on this service-focused program at our Eco-Lodge base where you’ll work on environmental and needs-based service projects with local community members. After service, relax and take advantage of island living. This popular program will give you insight into the Fijian way of life and introduce you to the natural beauty of this island nation. The Eco-Lodge sits in the hills south of Nadi and is surrounded by the diverse mix of cultures that make this area unique. Work with a small group of fellow students each day on a variety of education and infrastructure projects designed in partnership with the community.
Residential Specialty
Jul 21, 2020 - Aug 5, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 14 - 18
Explore the world’s third-largest coral reef system and thousands of marine species in Fiji. Get a head start on your career in marine or animal conservation by tracking fish populations, monitoring the health of various reef habitats, and observing marine life behavior. Then help with development projects that contribute to the ecological balance of this aquatic wonderland. Your hard work will be rewarded with snorkeling trips alongside manta rays, exotic fish, and sea turtles in this stretch of reef. Visit majestic sand dunes and kayak with your new friends along the coast before parting ways.
Specialty Residential
Jun 30, 2020 - Jul 8, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 14 - 18
Participate in a variety of service projects and learn about different ways to support the local community while enjoying the relaxed and easy-going South Pacific lifestyle. Fijians have long believed strangers should be welcomed as long-lost friends and given the highest degree of consideration and hospitality. Experience the inviting culture of Fiji while giving back to our hosts through a combination of service initiatives at the Eco-Lodge. Each group’s projects will be different, as we work with different villages and communities.
Specialty Residential
Aug 4 - 12, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 14 - 18
Participate in a variety of service projects and learn about different ways to support the local community while enjoying the relaxed and easy-going South Pacific lifestyle. Fijians have long believed strangers should be welcomed as long-lost friends and given the highest degree of consideration and hospitality. Experience the inviting culture of Fiji while giving back to our hosts through a combination of service initiatives at the Eco-Lodge. Each group’s projects will be different, as we work with different villages and communities.
Specialty Residential
Jun 9, 2020 - Jul 24, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 14 - 18
Join a grassroots project designed to support basic needs within a Nausori Highlands community. Live in pairs with a host family, an experience that will open cultural doors and introduce you to the Fijian lifestyle. Contribute to the ongoing development of a school, work on small-scale agriculture and construction projects, and lead after-school enrichment programs for students in the village. Then travel to the Yasawa Island chain where you’ll overnight on the beach, snorkel to tropical coral reefs, swim in turquoise waters, and kayak to pristine beaches. Return home after this rewarding experience with a new perspective about the challenges this community faces.
Residential Specialty
Jul 21, 2020 - Aug 5, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 14 - 18
Adventure through Fiji during this action-packed program that will keep seasoned explorers’ adrenaline pumping and provide a great introduction for students traveling abroad for the first time. Swim beneath waterfalls hidden deep in the interior of Viti Levu, visit the Yasawa Islands to snorkel with manta rays, and kayak in Fiji’s coastal wilderness. Stay at a variety of locations and live like a local.
Specialty Residential
Jul 21, 2020 - Aug 5, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 14 - 18
Work alongside health care professionals on high-impact public health projects across the Dominican Republic. Explore the diverse regions of this beautiful Caribbean island while immersing yourself in local culture and practicing your Spanish in a healthcare setting. Identify health needs of rural, urban, wealthy, and impoverished communities and help develop meaningful public service initiatives. Earn your Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification and apply your new skills to helping communities in need. Components of a Critical Issues Program Deliberate Focus: Students explore specific global issues as they exist in communities around the world. Pre-Travel Engagement: Prior to their arrival in the program’s base country, students build an understanding of the issue their program focuses on through readings, film screenings, and various learning opportunities. Program Content and Discussion: Students progress through a curriculum comprised of activities, discussions, and debriefs designed to expand their understanding and exploration of key topics. Program Staff: Program Leaders on Critical Issues programs have intimate local knowledge and an academic or professional background in the focus area.
Residential Specialty
Jun 16 - 24, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 14 - 18
Experience daily life in the heart of the Cordillera Central mountain range, also known as the Dominican Alps for its cool weather, scenic vistas, and high altitude. Many small villages here lack basic necessities and infrastructure such as running water and electricity. Contribute to Rustic’s ongoing efforts to bring water to these communities by helping with the construction of an aqueduct to serve local homes and farms. After service, enjoy a weekend of sun, relaxing on one of the Dominican Republic’s incredible beaches. Take part in activities like hiking the Baiguate Waterfall or visiting the town of Jarabacoa.
Residential Specialty
Jun 9 - 24, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 14 - 18
Experience two very different sides of the Dominican Republic during this intensive program. Leave the resorts and tourist destinations behind as you travel deep into the heart of the country to the bateyes—underserved communities of predominantly Haitian sugarcane workers. Though resources are in short supply, there is a generous sense of community. Listen to stories from local farmers, mothers, leaders, and youth, and contribute to service projects designed to create lasting improvements. Then travel northeast for a completely different experience and reflect on your time in the bateyes amid the country’s turquoise waters and white sand beaches. Components of a Critical Issues Program Deliberate Focus: Students explore specific global issues as they exist in communities around the world. Pre-Travel Engagement: Prior to their arrival in the program’s base country, students build an understanding of the issue their program focuses on through readings, film screenings, and various learning opportunities. Program Content and Discussion: Students progress through a curriculum comprised of activities, discussions, and debriefs designed to expand their understanding and exploration of key topics. Program Staff: Program Leaders on Critical Issues programs have intimate local knowledge and an academic or professional background in the focus area.
Residential Specialty
Jun 30, 2020 - Jul 15, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 14 - 18
Travel from urban cities to the Outback and see more of Australia in two weeks than many do in a lifetime. After a stop in Brisbane, fly to Cairns—the adventure capital of Australia and the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef—where you can snorkel or scuba dive in a revered aquatic landscape. Then visit the Daintree, where the rainforest meets the reef. In the Outback, hike through canyons, swim in natural springs, explore Kata Tjuta, see iconic Uluru, and learn about Aboriginal culture. Bid Australia farewell among the landmarks of Sydney, including the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Residential Specialty
Jul 21, 2020 - Aug 5, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 15 - 18
Channel your passion for wildlife during this program designed for animal lovers interested in zoology, ecology, conservation, or veterinary science. After orientation, help prepare food and enrichment for amazing wildlife, watch keepers present guest talks, and assist with interactive animal enclosures. Volunteer alongside keepers perform a variety of tasks like gardening, mulching, pond scrubbing, raking, and poop scooping—it’s all part of the experience! Meet some of the majestic creatures that call Australia home and return home knowing what it’s really like to care for wildlife at a zoo.
Residential Specialty
Jul 7 - 22, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 14 - 18
Spend two weeks in the water on this high-adrenaline service adventure. Learn to surf with Aussie instructors and develop your ocean skills at some of Australia’s best surf breaks. Stay at a surf house on the Sunshine Coast, then a road trip to Surfers Paradise and Byron Bay. Ride a jet boat, sea kayak with dolphins, and spot humpback whales. Spend two nights at a farm and experience Australia’s ancient Aboriginal culture. Along the way, help special-needs athletes, participate in environmental preservation and cook meals for the homeless through a series of service projects.
Specialty Residential

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