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Study Abroad Opportunities

Make a Difference: Costa Rica Sun and Service

April 2, 2015 - April 9, 2015

Costa Rica

Included: Round-trip airfare, all transportation, sightseeing tours and site visits, all hotels with private bathroom, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, full-time multi-lingual tour director. All-inclusive insurance available.

During your two years in the Honors Program, you will have the opportunity to expand your horizons through travel experiences and service learning projects. In spring 2015, you'll have an opportunity to travel to Costa Rica on a Sun and Service Tour.

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Itinerary includes:

Day 1 Hola San José

  • Meet your Tour Director and check into hotel
  • Visit craft village of Sarchí

Day 2 San José--Santos

  • Travel to Santos
  • Volunteer activities
  • Canopy tour

Day 3 Santos Day of Service

  • Bio Coffee Adventure
  • Volunteer activities

Day 4 Santos--Coastal Puntarenas

  • Travel to Coastal Puntarenas by 4x4

Day 5 Manuel Antonio Excursion

  • Manuel Antonio National Park guided visit
  • School visit

Day 6 Coastal Puntarenas--Arenal

  • Travel to Arenal
  • Kayaking tour on Lake Arenal
  • Hot Springs visit

Day 7 Arenal--San José

  • Travel to San José
  • Poás Volcano

Day 8 End Tour



The trip is limited to 15 students. Students will be awarded points based on specific criteria. Students will be ranked according to the total number of points, with priority given to those with more points. The top 15 students will be invited on the trip and will need to pay only a $99 deposit in addition to spending money for some meals and other special activities. Please see Kathryn Brackett regarding the deposit.

In the event of a tie, preference will be given to students based on the date of application to the Honors Program. Early applicants will be awarded priority.

All Honors students must complete a paper application and submit it to Kathryn Brackett.