Costa Rica

Living with intention

Costa Rica has long been known for its kind and welcoming people, its diverse ecosystems, and its beautiful beaches. The country has been lauded by many nations and prominent figures for having no standing army and for its efforts toward peace and reconciliation. We explore Costa Rica’s “pura vida” culture, but also look at its complicated underside.

Learning objectives

Students are immersed within Costa Rican culture, and begin to understand how its foundations are interwoven into its historical and political realities.
Students practice yoga, hike, walk, swim, and are carefully scaffolded to explore how these activities support their wellbeing. We carefully journal, reflect, and process through a slow-paced experience.
Students explore the ethos of peace and nonviolence on the island.
Students understand the harminous relationship between plants, people, and animals in Costa Rica.

Program highlights

  • Yoga retreat
  • University of Peace immersion
  • Nonviolent Communication workshop
  • Coffee farm immersion
  • Tree of Life Rescue Center
  • Cahuita National Park
  • Sloth Sanctuary
  • Tortuguero National Park

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All Seasons

9-10 days; 12-18 students

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