Costa Rica is a small country located in Central America. What it lacks in size it makes up for in breathtaking nature and friendly locals, who are more than happy to teach travelers the relaxed Caribbean way of “pura vida”, or pure life.

In Costa Rica, students can immerse themselves in the stunning diverse ecosystem, which is comprised of a myriad of natural wonders, such as dense tropical forests, pristine sandy beaches, active volcanoes, and more. The abundant and exotic flora and fauna are ready to be discovered by students from all fields through extensive walking tours in some of the most famous national parks and wildlife reserves.

This Latin American gem is perfect for students in the sciences. Costa Rica derives the majority of its energy from renewable sources, and students can tour the plants, factories, and more that make that possible. Due to its natural diversity, we can take biology out of the classroom and into the field for your students to participate in research projects and study the abundant flora and fauna in its natural habitat.

No matter your preferred area of study, Costa Rica is a great choice for studying abroad, and we can work with you to customize your itinerary! View our featured program below, or browse other Costa Rica programs such as Biology Lab, Service Learning, and Language Immersion.

Available Areas of Study*

• Biology
• Language & Culture
• Education

*We offer programs in 16 areas of study and growing. If you have another area of study in mind for your program that is not included in this list, feel free to contact us to begin fully customizing your perfect itinerary.

Featured Costa Rica Program

Costa Rica: Biology

  • Cahuita National Park Wildlife Tour
  • Maderas Rainforest Conservancy
  • Bribri Educational Day & Waterfalls
  • Manzanillo and Gandoca National Park Tour
  • Banana Plantation Visit
  • Nocturnal Wildlife Tour
  • Jaguar Rescue Center
  • Kayaking Wildlife Observation

Costa Rica: Biology 13 Days

  • Cahuita National Park Wildlife Tour
  • Tortuguero Sea Turtle Museum
  • Bribri Educational Day & Waterfalls
  • Manzanillo and Gandoca National Park Tour
  • Rio Fortuna Waterfall
  • Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Santa Elena and Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserves
  • Carara National Park
  • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Group Surfing Lessons

Costa Rica: Biology 9 Days

  • Cahuita National Park Wildlife Tour
  • Tortuguero National Park
  • Bribri Educational Day & Waterfalls
  • Manzanillo and Gandoca National Park Tour
  • Rio Fortuna Waterfall
  • Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Jaguar Rescue Center
  • Canopy Zipline Tour
  • Group Surfing Lessons

Costa Rica: Language & Culture 13 Days

  • 25 Hours of Spanish Classes
  • Local School Visits
  • Community Service
  • Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Rio Celeste Excursion
  • Rio Fortuna Waterfall
  • Hanging Bridges
  • Paradise Hot Springs
  • Ziplining & Water Rafting

Costa Rica: Language & Culture 9 Days

  • 15 Hours of Spanish Classes
  • Local School Visits
  • Community Service
  • Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Rio Fortuna Waterfall
  • Hanging Bridges
  • Paradise Hot Springs
  • Ziplining & Water Rafting

Costa Rica: Education

  • Shadowing at Elementary and High Schools
  • Lecture on Costa Rica Education System
  • Dance Classes
  • La Paz Waterfalls
  • Irazu & Poas Volcano
  • Coffee Plantation Visit
  • Excursion to Isla Tortuga
  • Jade Museum

All of our programs are 100% customizable.

Looking for another area of study or destination? We are always expanding to new fields and countries around the globe.
Contact us to get started building a fully-customized itinerary. Tell us your dream program and we’ll make it a reality!