OUTWARD BOUND CR: Coast-to-Coast Expedition Semester (17+)

Overall rating: 9 based on 1 reviews

Program Description

Cross the country on this 85-day exhibition, from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Pick up Spanish language, culture, and traditions as you immerse yourself at rural homestays along your 26-day journey on foot through the spectacular valleys and rainforests of Costa Rica. Raft exhilarating whitewater rapids, sea kayak through a tropical archipelago, and surf the waves of the Pacific. Engage with your coursemates on challenges in the field, and with the locals at indigenous communities in Panama and community service projects in Nicaragua. Earn up to 12 academic credits as well as First Aid and CPR certifications upon successful completion of the course.

Highlights

Our Coast to Coast Semester shows you the best of Central America and immerses you in three distinct countries and cultures. You’ll connect with diverse environments with activities such as whitewater rafting, kayaking, surfing, scuba diving, and cross-country hiking, and unleash your full potential.

Qualifications

Student must be at least 17 years old by the time course begins.

What`s Included

Tuition includes all room and board, technical gear, course activities, and in-country transportation. Airfare to/from Costa Rica is not included in tuition.

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Program Locations

Tres Rios, Costa Rica

Overall rating 
9
Experience
10
Program Administration
8
Living Conditions
10
Cultural Immersion
8
Social Life
8
Health and Safety
10
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Program Details

Provider:
Outward Bound Costa Rica
Location
  • Costa Rica: Tres Rios
Language:
English, Spanish
Duration:
3-6 months
Program Type:
Adventure Travel, Career Break, Eco-Tourism, Gap Year Expedition
Participants:
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide
Cost:
$11,175

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    Open up your view of the world physically, emotionally, mentally. spiritually, and everything in between with Costa Rica Outward Bound. I was a student on the Coast to Coast Expedition, and while the title expedition was my favorite part of the trip, every phase had strengths, weaknesses, and lessons. Surfing is a lesson in perseverance. With no surfing experience, for me the phase was just continuous wipe-outs in the exhausting waves, but I think I got somewhere toward the end.... Anyway, SCUBA diving was absolutely amazing. Sea kayaking, snorkeling, and diving in Panama were just absolutely glorious ways to experience the wonders of the Caribbean. And the hike! The hike was an ever-evolving journey as a team to traverse the width of the fabulous country of Costa Rica. I loved the roads, the people, the group development, the mountains, the food, and the satisfying pain from having walked miles and miles carrying heavily loaded packs. The organization of the trip could be frustrating at times, but it really just takes a positive attitude to get through lateness, missing gear, an absent sailboat captain, etc. As for group dynamics, you never know what you're going to get. Maybe your instructors are perfect for you and your group; maybe you clash. Maybe your group works ridiculously well together; maybe you fall apart daily. Maybe you do a bit of both. Everything about the trip is a risk worth taking.
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    Review by: Amos Pomp , On: 18 May 2016, Changed On: 18 May 2016 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    Open up your view of the world physically, emotionally, mentally. spiritually, and everything in between with Costa Rica Outward Bound. I was a student on the Coast to Coast Expedition, and while the title expedition was my favorite part of the trip, every phase had strengths, weaknesses, and lessons. Surfing is a lesson in perseverance. With no surfing experience, for me the phase was just continuous wipe-outs in the exhausting waves, but I think I got somewhere toward the end.... Anyway, SCUBA diving was absolutely amazing. Sea kayaking, snorkeling, and diving in Panama were just absolutely glorious ways to experience the wonders of the Caribbean. And the hike! The hike was an ever-evolving journey as a team to traverse the width of the fabulous country of Costa Rica. I loved the roads, the people, the group development, the mountains, the food, and the satisfying pain from having walked miles and miles carrying heavily loaded packs. The organization of the trip could be frustrating at times, but it really just takes a positive attitude to get through lateness, missing gear, an absent sailboat captain, etc. As for group dynamics, you never know what you're going to get. Maybe your instructors are perfect for you and your group; maybe you clash. Maybe your group works ridiculously well together; maybe you fall apart daily. Maybe you do a bit of both. Everything about the trip is a risk worth taking.
    Overall rating 
    9
    Experience
    10
    Program Administration
    8
    Living Conditions
    10
    Cultural Immersion
    8
    Social Life
    8
    Health and Safety
    10

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