Pacific Discovery Summer Programs are designed to be an intense and immersive insight into a country or region. You’ll be inspired by new perspectives, forge wonderful friendships, and gain experience and skills that will be with you for life.

Our programs are based on the concept of experiential education, and blend cultural immersion, personal and leadership development, volunteer and community service projects, ecotourism and sustainability focus.

They provide opportunities for meaningful connections with local people, pushing personal boundaries, and gaining knowledge of a country or region’s history, societies and environments, facilitated by our knowledgeable program leaders.

If you are looking for an experience that challenges you, broadens your horizons, and merges cultural insights and environmental sensitivity with fun and adventure – come and explore with us!

Our educational travel programs are suitable for high school graduates, gap year students, college students and graduates, ideally 18-24 years. Optional transferable academic credit is available on all programs.

We offer summer programs in: Thailand, Hawaii, West USA Ecuador & Galapagos, and Peru.

Costa Rica Summer Program

Navigate through rainforests and marine reserves a journey of biodiversity, adventure, and insight.

This four week summer program offers you an enriching and inspiring experience in Costa Rica. During the four weeks you will get to experience trekking the rim of volcanoes in a National Park, walking through clouds in the world renowned Cloud Forest, exploring coffee plantations and an overnight trek around the Osa Peninsula. After these first two weeks of nature- based learning, you will be involved with a week long service learning project at the Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center. Here, you will get to provide service for those animals who are impacted by the illegal animal trade. After a week of hard work and animal snuggles, head over to Jaco beach where you will get to try your hand at surfing. This is no ordinary surf camp though; you will get one on one coaching with video analysis of how to improve your riding! This journey will end on the idyllic white sands of Esterillos where you will have your program wrap and heartfelt goodbye with group members.

Summer Dates 2 Jul - 31 Jul, 2021

Program Tuition $6,850 USD
Availability Open

Hawaii Summer Program

Join us on an epic journey to Hawaii! Our 30 day Summer offers you an enriching and insightful fusion of environmental service projects, cultural immersion, personal development, and, of course, the sun, sea, and sand!

Immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture. Discover Hawaii’s fascinating ocean and mountain landscape and explore incredible jungle, volcanoes, and beaches. Gain skills with lessons in sustainability, conservation, and the environment as well as hiking, surfing, and snorkelling. Join us for a journey in Hawaii, and a pivotal Summer of exploration.

Summer Dates 2 Jul - 31 Jul, 2021

Program Tuition $6,975 USD
Availability Open

Alaska Summer Program

Join us on an epic journey to Alaska! Our 35-day Summer offers you an enriching and insightful fusion of environmental service projects, cultural immersion, personal development, and, of course, epic landscapes and trail hikes!

Immerse yourself in Alaskan culture. Discover Alaska’s mountain landscape and explore incredible wildlife parks and preserves. Gain skills with lessons in sustainability, conservation, and the environment as well as hiking, dog sledding, rafting, and kayaking.

Alaska is by far the largest U.S. state by area, comprising more total landmass than the next three largest states of Texas, California, and Montana combined. Its mountainous and wilderness landscape makes it a popular destination for hikers and wildlife enthusiasts. Close to two dozen native languages are spoken here, with the indigenous population the highest of any U.S. state at over 15 percent. Our journey will have us learning about the cultures and history of Alaska, alongside all the incredible species that now call this epic landscape their home. Who doesn’t love a fluffy husky?!

Summer Dates 8 Jul - 12 Aug, 2021

Program Tuition $8,250 USD
Availability Open

Ecuador & Galapagos Summer Program

Cultural immersion, service learning and adventure travel, in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

An awe-inspiring month in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands! Get involved in a community-initiated service learning project and immerse yourself in life in an Andean village. Hike, bike and zip-line through the Andes and raft in the Amazon Basin. Follow in Darwin’s footsteps island-hopping through the Galapagos and having amazing wildlife encounters.

Summer Dates 2 Jul - 31 Jul, 2021

Program Tuition $6,850 USD
Availability Open

Thailand Summer Program

Volunteering with elephants, cultural immersion and adventure travel in Thailand

Experience an enriching month in Thailand with one week of volunteer service-learning and three weeks of amazing educational adventure travel. Immerse yourself in elephant conservation volunteering at the award-winning Elephant Nature Foundation. Discover Thailand’s fascinating cities and culture. Explore incredible jungle, islands and beaches. Gain skills with lessons in Buddhist meditation, Thai cooking, yoga, Muay Thai, rock climbing, caving, hiking, and snorkeling. Join us on a journey through Thailand and a pivotal summer abroad.

Summer Dates 2 Jul - 31 Jul, 2021

Program Tuition $6,850 USD
Availability Open

Peru Summer Program

Cultural immersion, service learning and adventure travel in Peru

Immerse yourself in Spanish and experience Peru’s incredible cultural and environmental diversity. This program combines a week of conservation focused service-learning and three weeks of amazing educational adventure travel - you'll trek an Inca trail to Machu Picchu, explore the Amazon while on expedition in the Manu Biosphere Reserve, connect with the rhythms of rural life during a community stay on the shores of Lake Titicaca, wander ancient plazas and markets in Cusco and Arequipa, visit the mysterious Nazca Lines, and try sandboarding at Huacachina.

Summer Dates 2 Jul - 31 Jul, 2021

Program Tuition $6,850 USD
Availability Open