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Outward Bound Costa Rica

Outward Bound Costa Rica

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Expand your comfort zone to grow your opportunities! Discover the rain forests, rivers, and reefs of Costa Rica and Panama while learning more about yourself and the world around you on a Summer, Gap Year, or Semester Abroad with Outward Bound Costa Rica.


$400 Exclusive Discount for all NSHSS Members

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Why Outward Bound Costa Rica?

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

While scuba diving, rain forest trekking, surfing, rafting, and volunteering in Costa Rica and Panama, you will:

  • Practice your Spanish with locals
  • Gain outdoor certifications
  • Earn service hours abroad
  • 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

“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


Courses for Summer, Fall, & Spring

$400 Discount OFF for NSHSS Members


2 to 8 Weeks
Earn Volunteer Hours
Choose From 5 Different Summer
Adventure Course Options

Summer Courses Ages 19+
1 to 2 Weeks
Adventure to Costa Rica
and/or Panama
Earn Volunteer Hours
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Gap Year & Semester Abroad
65 to 85 Days
Costa Rica, Panama, & Nicaragua
Outdoor Certifications
Service Projects
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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 CST. We're happy to help!


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