Costa Rica

Programme Overview

The Global Action trip to Costa Rica has been specifically designed to give budding environmental Global Citizens an outstanding adventure, while enhancing students’ learning in Geography, Biology, and Environmental Science.  Activities include getting involved in permaculture, learning about sea turtle conservation, and exploring world-famous cloud forests and National Parks.  Learn about:

  • Conservation: biodiversity, endangered species, ecology and ecosystems
  • Sustainable Development: responsible consumption and renewable energy
  • Eco Tourism: permaculture and recycling

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The Country

Few places offer as many life-changing educational experiences as Costa Rica

Sandwiched between Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south, Costa Rica is known for its progressive environmental policies. Named the greenest country in the world in 2009 by the New Economics Foundation, Costa Rica has enjoyed something of a tourism boom with its wide variety of ecosystems and green conservation credentials.

Central America’s Garden of Eden houses tropical rainforests, temperate deciduous, mangrove and cloud forests, and two coral-rich coastlines. It stands out from other Central American destinations as a stable country with highly developed health and education systems. The government even plans to become the first carbon-neutral country in the world by 2021.

The Experience in a Nutshell

Costa Rica is home to spectacular cloud forests teeming with biodiversity, magnificent volcanoes, and pristine beaches bursting with marine life. Costa Ricans are known to be the happiest people on earth, and live by the philosophy behind the phrase ‘Pura Vida’ (pure life).

You'll travel from the jungle trails of the iconic Arenal Volcano National Park to the stunning Pacific Coast, via some of the most bio-diverse forests and breath-taking scenery in the world!

The programme also includes learning about permaculture, sea turtle conservation and helping a Blue Flag beach programme – your contribution to Sustainable Development Goal 14, Life Below Water and Goal 12, Responsible Consumption and Production.

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Booking your trip

We appreciate how busy Teachers are, so we’ve made the booking process as simple as possible! There are four easy steps:

  • Contact us

    Call or email us to book a meeting or teleconference at your school. We will listen carefully to what interests you and your requirements.

  • Tailored Proposal

    We will then email you a tailored proposal, which will include a full itinerary, all-inclusive price, and key documents for the senior management team.

  • SMT Approval

    Once you get approval from the SMT, we will send you key marketing material, including posters, to help promote the trip.

  • School Presentation

    We will visit the school to deliver inspiring presentations in a short Morning Assembly and a longer Parents' Presentation 10 Days later.

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Find out what our students, teachers and parents have to say about their experience with Global Action

  • Well organised, educational and enjoyable way to learn about a wonderful country.

    Teacher – Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle de Londres

    Costa Rica

  • Truly a great experience – very professional! It went over and above my expectations, a once in a lifetime experience.

    Student – Langley School

    Costa Rica

  • Well organised, educational and enjoyable way to learn about a wonderful country.

    Teacher – Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle de Londres

    Costa Rica


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