Explore Land and Sea, Travel to Costa Rica

Biological, Tropical and Environmental Sciences with a Volunteer Opportunity

Information Sessions:

Sept. 8 Kahl 9 a.m. Rm 1026
Sept. 8 SCC Belmont 11:30 a.m. Rm 1411
Sept. 8 Kahl 5 p.m. Rm 1006
Sept. 9 MCC 8:30 a.m. Loper Rm 203
Sept. 10 CCC 12:30 p.m. Rm 139

Travel, education and volunteer work can be a great mix. Through environmental learning and volunteering, students will interact and bond with people from a different culture – providing participants with an enriching experience that will benefit themselves, the land around them and the people of Costa Rica.

Be swept away by beautiful tropic scenery, awesome surf and stunning beaches. Service learning opportunities could include volunteering at a local school or installing solar panels. Students who participate in the trip will receive 3 hours of college credit for GLS 120 Study Abroad-and one college credit for SDV 196 Getting Involved SDV 196.

This 10 day experience is set for January 10 – January 19, 2015.

Deadline for registration is: first $500 deposit is due October 15, 2014
Cost: Cost is currently projected at $2200

Highlights Include:

Day 1  1/10 Arrive in CR- stay at Los Volcanoes Hotel 
Day 2 - 4  1/11-13 Stay at Mastatal- Orientation, Ecology of the region, indigenous
skills, volunteering at school and around RM
Day 5  1/14 “Free day” at Mastatal- optional excursions- Rio Negro, Iguana
Chocolate, etc.
Day 6  1/15 Mastatal- Sustainability, volunteering
Day 7  1/16 Monteverde- stay the night, hike, guided exploration
Day 8 - 9  1/17 - 18 Mastatal- Beach, Sustainable design, farming in the tropics, etc.
Day 10 1/19 Depart for Home

Contact Information

Brian Ritter
Eastern Iowa Community Colleges

Ruthann Gallagher
Eastern Iowa Community Colleges