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Independent Studies as an Elective Course

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Geared toward a wide-range of degrees, based upon the requirements of each College. This requires the Dean or a Professor to provide requirements (typically assignments and thesis-type paper at the end of the term) the student must then follow in order to obtain credit. In this type of program, we are the provider of the coordination and logistics of the internship or independent studies in the field that applies in its entirety. This typically includes the lodging and meals of the student, coordination of internship/studies course, transportation, and staff support and supervision while in Costa Rica. We would also supply any paperwork needed by the student in order to obtain credit.


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Volunteer's Role

Where will WE stay?

Participants have the option to either stay with well-screened host families or at our headquarters depending mainly on availability and preference. Should participants have a preference, they should let our in-country coordinator know as soon as possible-in their application. We try to accommodate preferences. Host Families are well-screened and offer participants a shared bathroom, private bedroom, electricity, and running water.Headquarters housing offers participants shared bathrooms, hostel-style bedrooms, electricity, running water, and WiF.Participants receive three light traditional meals per day at either accommodations.

What will we eat?

Participants will be given 3 meals per day. Keep in mind that food will be typical Costa Rican food, so participants may want to bring snacks like granola or protein bars with them to the project site.

What Will our Schedule Look like?

This will be dependent on how many credits and courses are offered, as well as excursions desired.

What can we do in our freetime?

Yes! Not only will you be located in a beautiful part of Costa Rica, close to nature, we can also work with your group to schedule planned activities.