Live with families in the rural communities of Bolson and Ortega. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and daily life of rural Guanacaste. Collaborate with community members, kids, teens, women, and seniors. Visit the beautiful Rio Tempisque and learn about conservation and ecotourism projects. Explore themes such as food security, export agriculture, migrant labor, rural health, Blue Zones, and the impacts of globalization on rural life.
San Jose is the perfect place to explore topics of migrant and refugee organizations including UNHCR programs and migrant services and projects. Learn about the La Carpio immigrant community as well as the University of Costa Rica and private Universities in the area. Also, explore Costa Rica's model universal healthcare system as well as the International Human Rights Court.
Zona Norte and Upala
Located near the border with Nicaragua, collaborate with Nicaraguan and transnational refugee and migrant populations. Learn about the history of the area and the people, the agricultural, economy, and social determinants of health. Visit the offices of the refugee and migrant service organizations. Accompany families on their farms and learn about their journies and struggle for integration and identity in Costa Rica. Stay with families or in an ecolodge and explore Arenal Volcano, Rio Celeste, tropical forests, waterfalls, and incredible wildlife.
You can also be a part of virtual programs. English, tutoring, outreach, research, workshops, and self-care programs all available in a virtual format.
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