9 days
Costa Rica
Summit Tour:
Explore the impact of climate change on Costa Rica's rainforest from March 15-23. You'll work side-by-side with scientists at La Selva Biological Station and learn from students at Earth University who are studying sustainable agricultural development in the tropics.

Summit Leadership Conference:
Join other teachers and students in San José for a two-day leadership conference, March 21-22. Hear from world-renowned conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall and environmentalist Severn Cullis-Suzuki, attend expert-led workshops, and gain valuable insight into the challenges and best practices surrounding environmental sustainability. 

Using Design Thinking—a creative problem-solving technique used by companies like Apple and Google—international teams of students will create and present solutions to an environmental challenge.
  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport in San José

  • Day 2: San José • Sarapiquí

    Travel to the Sarapiquí region

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion on the Sarapiquí River

  • Day 3: Sarapiquí

    Participate in service learning activities at La Selva Biological Station

    Visit Earth University

    Visit La Tirimbina Biological Reserve

  • Day 4: Sarapiquí • Arenal region

    Take a guided Natural History walk

    Travel to the Arenal region

    Visit hot springs

  • Day 5: Arenal region

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall

    Enjoy a canopy tour

  • Day 6: Arenal region • San José

    Visit INBioparque or a Coffee plantation

    Travel via Sarchi to San José

  • Day 7: Student Leadership Conference in San José

  • Day 8: Student Leadership Conference in San José

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport in San José

  • Day 2: San José • Sarapiquí

    Travel to the Sarapiquí region

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion on the Sarapiquí River

  • Day 3: Sarapiquí

    Participate in service learning activities at La Selva Biological Station

    Visit Earth University

    Visit La Tirimbina Biological Reserve

  • Day 4: Sarapiquí • Arenal region

    Take a guided Natural History walk

    Travel to the Arenal region

    Visit hot springs

  • Day 5: Arenal region

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall

    Enjoy a canopy tour

  • Day 6: Arenal region • San José

    Visit INBioparque or a Coffee plantation

    Travel via Sarchi to San José

  • Day 7: Student Leadership Conference in San José

  • Day 8: Student Leadership Conference in San José

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?

EARN CREDIT FOR THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME.

EF tours get you so much more than passport stamps—students can bolster college applications with high school and university credit, and teachers can earn up to 45 learning hours or points. But that’s just the tip of the creditberg. Learn more about professional and academic development with EF or talk to a Tour Consultant about how you can earn credit by leading a tour.

Your Experience Includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers and a comfortable motorcoach.

  • Hotels

    8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms.

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner Days 2-8; Dinner on Day 1; Breakfast on Day 9.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your expert naturalist guide, certified by the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo, is by your side throughout the tour.

  • Student Leadership Conference

    Conference registration, keynote addresses, expert workshops, student workshops and the Innovation Village are included.

  • Entrances

    Whitewater rafting; Hot springs; La Fortuna Waterfall; Canopy tour.

  • Experiential learning

    EARTH University; Tirimbina bat night walk; La Selva Biological Station; Coffee plantation.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director and more.

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