Location: Costa Rica


Below is our anticipated schedule of activities. The group will have limited access to internet over the course of the program. While we understand families are eager for news, we ask for patience as our staff’s energy is focused on the students and the program at hand. Please do not call our office regarding these blogs, as the office does not control the postings or the content of the updates. Thanks very much for your understanding!

Day 1 (June 16) – Fly day; Welcome and orientation session Day 2 (June 17) – Intro and walking tour of La Carpio; Indigenous village of Quittirrissi visit; Demonstration by Juan Sanchez Day 3 (June 18) – Community service day at the Posada de Belen working in classrooms and construction projects; Doka coffee plantation tour Day 4 (June 19) – Community service day at the Posada de Belen working in classrooms and construction projects Day 5 (June 20) – Departure for the Atlantic coast; Visit to Carara National Park to observe crocodiles, macaws, monkeys, leaf cutter ants, etc.; Service work with animals at the Blue Banyan Rescue Center Day 6 (June 21) – Community service at Forjando Alas construction project; Afternoon hike to waterfall and ocean swim Day 7 (June 22) – Sightseeing boat trip on the Atlantic ocean Day 8 (June 23) – Hiking day and visit to the Basilica in Cartago Day 9 to 11 (June 24 to 26) – Community service work at the Posada Belen Day 12 (June 27) – Visit and service work with the Cabecar Indigenous Reserve Day 13 to 14 (June 28 to 29) – Visit and service work with the Amubri Project including work with the Family Well Being Center Day 15 (June 30) – Return to Santa Ana; La Carpio community service Day 16 (July 1) – La Carpio community service day Day 17 (July 2) – Rio Tropicales whitewater rafting trip Day 18 (July 3) – Transfer from Rio Tropicales to Rio Perlas; Hot springs visit Day 19 to 20 (July 4 to 5) – Return to Santa Ana; Irazu volcano visit and hike; Final dinner with home-stay families and Lifeworks closing program Day 21 (July 6) – Fly day