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Costa Rica is more than a vacation destination; it’s an experience! From majestic volcanoes, misty cloud forests, stunning river valleys to hundreds of beaches along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, Costa Rica is a beautiful place to live. Costa Rica is a family oriented country and is small and compact encompassing just 0.03% of the world’s land mass!

With over 500,000 plant and animal species, Costa Rica is one of the planet’s most biologically dense countries. Representing close to 4% of the total species on Earth!

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be between 15 years and 17 years
  • Enrolled in an NZ school
  • Basic Spanish Recommended

What's included in your experience

  • Airfare
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Host Family Placement
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • School Placement
  • Individual Contact Person
  • Medical Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • School Transport
  • Assistance with Application Process
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Continuous Support
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience

What you are responsible for

  • Vaccinations
  • Cultural Tours
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • Stipend
  • School Uniform

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