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New for summer 2016, we are very excited to offer two separate program tracks in Costa Rica! Running at two separate times, both offer participants an authentic opportunity to immerse themselves into the native culture, work alongside local peers, and build long lasting relationships, all while having a positive social impact, and experiencing the magic of pura vida, being full of life! Each track offers a distinct social justice focus, and both include experiencing a range of Costa Rican culture and adventure, including a zipline canopy tour, hiking, the chance to practice your Spanish language skills, exploring volcanos, spending Shabbat with the Costa Rican Jewish community, and playing soccer with the local youth!

Session I - Alternative Energy
You'll visit Costa Rica's "alternative energy corridor" near the Miravalles Volcano in La Fortuna, where you'll spend time learning about the production of various forms of sustainable energy development, including: wind, solar, geothermic, and hydroelectric energy. You'll be able to put what you've learned into practice - the volunteer projects involve greening local schools!

Session II - Sustainable Development
You'll spend your time engaging with the Bribri indigenous community in the beautiful, rural setting of Yorkin, learning about how their economic status affects the local infrastructure. Get ready to work hard - the volunteer projects will consist of physically repairing and rebuilding roads and buildings that can sustain the frequent rainfall!

At A Glance  

Session I - Alternative Energy
July 6-17, 2016
Rising Grades 10-12

Session II - Sustainable Development
August 7-17, 2016
Rising Grades 10-12

Extension Opportunities  

Session I
Immediately prior to Costa Rica, spend time with us in Nicaragua! Then, round out your Central American adventure by coming with us in El Salvador, or stay domestic and join our Civil Rights Journey, or translate your action into advocacy with us in Washington, DC!

Session II
Join us in the beautiful Pacific Northwest before heading to Costa Rica!

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