Travel Dates: February 24 - March 3
Cost per student: $3,200
Trip Description and Purpose: Upon arrival, we begin our orientation by settling into a comfortable family run eco-lodge in Chilamate near Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí. We will explore the natural surroundings, including ziplining and hiking through the nearby rainforest, rafting down the Rio Sarapiquí, and attending an ethno-botanist class and a chocolate tour.
Our days will be spent working on a Community Project, which will be designed in consultation with the needs and desires of the local community. In the afternoon, we will have time to pursue specific interests, such as cultural activities and sports, or to explore and deepen personal bonds with community members. On many evenings, the group will reconvene for Learning Sessions designed to promote the understanding of global issues, leadership and local culture.
Minimum number of students: 15
Maximum number of students: 18