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Outward Bound Costa Rica

Outward Bound Costa Rica

  • Educational Partner

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Discover your passions, learn new outdoor skills, and grow as a leader with a course from our partner, Outward Bound Costa Rica. Take the opportunity to build your resume while exploring the rainforests, rivers, and reefs of Costa Rica and Panama! 


$200 Exclusive Discount for all NSHSS Members

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Why Outward Bound Costa Rica?

You will come away with an experience of a lifetime that will not only challenge you to grow, but one that future educators and employers will notice.

While scuba diving, rainforest trekking, surfing, rafting, and volunteering in local communities of Costa Rica and Panama, you will:

  • Practice your Spanish with locals
  • Gain internationally-recognized outdoor certifications
  • Earn service hours abroad through community and conservation projects
  • Learn how to become a future leader
  • Meet remote indigenous and local communities
  • Discover new cultures and customs
  • Earn 10-12 academic credits on a Gap or Semester Abroad
  • Discover you are capable of more than you thought possible



Programs for ages 14-18 & 19+
$200 Exclusive Discount for NSHSS Members


Summer Courses (14-18)
2 to 8 Weeks
Earn Volunteer Hours
Choose From 5 Different Summer Adventure Course Options
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Summer Courses (19+)
1 to 2 Weeks
Earn Volunteer Hours
Adventure to Costa Rica and/or Panama
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Programs open to graduates aged 17+
$200 Exclusive Discount for NSHSS Members

Gap Year & Semester Abroad
65 or 85 Days
Costa Rica & Panama
Outdoor Certifications
Service Projects
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  “Every year, the people who went on this trip talk about it when they get back, but the trip exceeded my expectations that I had set in my mind. Words cannot describe it, you just have to experience it.”

—Miles A., Age 14, OBCR Alumni


Quick! Reserve Your Spot on Course.

The first step to officially enroll in your course is to fill out a Summer or Gap Year/Semester Online Enrollment Form. It only takes about 15 minutes to complete and does not require payment at this time.


Any Questions?

For questions or inquiries email us at or give us a call (1.800.676.2018) Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm MDT. We're happy to help!