A practical and exciting solution for students deciding what to do with their upcoming College plans

Rugged rainforests, black sand beaches and unparalleled biodiversity... Costa Rica offers a Caribbean getaway teaming with tropical wildlife and picturesque landscapes. Discover the local coastline in a kayak, bring out your inner biologist exploring national forests and marine reserves, and uncover new trails through the tropical forest to chase waterfalls. Let the Costa Rican culture teach you a few things, whether that be a few new words, a new dance, or a new way of life.  Come enjoy the waves, the sun, and marine wildlife while also maintaining your college grades. 

Our Costa Rica campus is located in Golfito on the western coastline. Lodging is located right on the water, with its own beach, swimming pool and private dock. This remote villa will provide an instant getaway from the chaos of this year, offering a peaceful and relaxing study environment for the semester ahead.


Learn more about our awesome Discovery Campus location in Costa Rica
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Monday to Friday you're a normal college student and on the weekends our program instructors will facilitate exciting adventures in your downtime, including; 


  • Test out your paddling skills while sea kayaking in Golfito Bay
  • Explore local rainforests as you trek to see waterfalls, river remote beaches and mountain lookouts
  • Meet the local marine life on a Dolphin watching and snorkeling tour
  • Harness up some courage for a canyoning expedition
  • Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture, customs, food and dance
  • Learn how coffee is grown, harvested and roasted during a coffee plantation tour
  • Overnight camping trips to visit indigenous gold miners, whilst discovering local flora and fauna
  • Zipline through the rainforest canopy   
  • Go swimming off the dock in between classes
  • Lounge on the beach or at the private pool
  • Partake in environmental service learning projects


Still have questions? Watch our webinar from Fall 2020 here

For full program details, please request the information booklet


  • Students who are enrolled to study online for the upcoming semester
  • Students who are enrolled in a college that will be closed in person for the Spring Semester
  • Students who have concerns about returning to the normal college environment when COVID-19 makes large gatherings concerning
  • Students seeking a greater emphasis on development in non-academic areas
  • Students looking for an interesting campus experience whilst still maintaining their original college plans
  • Any student, seeking culture, service, adventure, and travel – without giving up their studies and chosen college
  • Students looking for a tight-knit community of friends and meaningful relationships while studying
  • Something a little less ordinary from college life, and totally unparalleled by the average semester exchange


Our group will be staying in stunning waterfront villa. The rooms will be apartment style suites with shared rooms and a small kitchen in each unit. It has indoor lounges and dining areas as well as tropical outdoor areas where you can take a break in a hammock under a tree. 


Catered food: Full Semester: $3,500 

Program Tuition Includes

  • Comprehensive orientation & cultural induction
    • Accommodation
    • Meals - class-catered
    • Dedicated & supported study time
    • Internet, study resources, workspace
    • Core syllabus based on personal development
    • Elective co-curricular programs
    • Optional activity & excursion program
    • 24/7 Pastoral care & Support
              * Teaching assistant
              * Experiential educator
              * Campus hosts
    • 24/7 Emergency assistance


Still have questions? Watch our webinar from Fall 2020 here

Welcome to Golfito, the tropical paradise situated on the south western coast of Costa Rica. Here you'll find rainforests, marine reserves, black sand beaches, stunning tropical scenery and the nearby National Parks. 


Duration 95 days
(plus independent extension options)

Program Tuition $12,500 USD Estimated Flight Cost $700 USD
Availability Open
Group Size 31 Students & 2 Instructors Ages 18 - 24 ideal
Optional College Credit No Start/Finish San Jose, Costa Rica