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Care & Conservation in Costa Rica for Middle School Students


Projects Abroad volunteer and staff dig a hole to plant a tree sapling at the Barra Honda National Park in Costa Rica

Projects Abroad offers a customized Care & Conservation group trip to Costa Rica for middle school students eager to learn more about global issues like conservation and giving back to disadvantaged communities. This trip, specially designed by our in-country staff and group leader, provides students with the opportunity to explore and grow in a safe and structured environment abroad.

In Costa Rica, students volunteer in two main areas, working with disadvantaged children at a day care centre or kindergarten in Heredia and contributing to the preservation of tropical dry forests at the Barra Honda National Park. Both projects are a wonderful way for the group to discover their ability to make a difference.

A care centre for disadvantaged children in Costa Rica

At each placement students will follow a schedule that focuses on activities which address their academic and social learning needs. This includes helping with educational and creative activities at the care centre or getting involved in various ongoing projects at Barra Honda, such as reforestation work and mammal, butterfly, and bat studies.

In addition to participating in activity-based learning with their group, students will also have the chance to learn about cultural exchange first hand. They will be part of the community and will find that locals are happy to help them learn and practice some basic Spanish!

During their time in Costa Rica, the group will stay at a hostel with our local staff. In the evenings and over the weekend, our local staff will facilitate various cultural activities and trips, where students can experience adventure and also challenge themselves.

If interested in the group trip please contact for a quote and any additional information.

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