Overview Study abroad in Costa RicaFrom helping schools to protecting the rain forest, immerse yourself in local life while contributing 30 hours of community service. Choose from five service options based on your interests.
Date of Trip April 12-21, 2014 
Travel Partner (Vendor)  AEA Travel
Trip Information  30 Hours of Community Service: 5 options:
1) local Schools;
2) Health Clinics;
3) Community Learning Center; 
4) Rainforest Eco Retreat; or
5) Sustainable, Organic farm 
Registration Deadline 

Registration is now closed.

Please join us in 2015 for more public service opportunities.





Registration Limits 

Enrolls no more than 35 learners 





Additional Information






Visiting Locations  San Jose, Costa Rica
Sarqpiqui, Costa Rica
Tortuguero, Costa Rica
Program/Travel Cost  $1922;
does not include airfare 
Cancelation Policy 

Cancellation information can be found on AEA’s student agreement.

All cancellations must be submitted by students directly to AEA.





Included in Program Cost 

2 nights in San Jose
2 nights in Tortuguero
5 nights in Sarapiqui

Daily breakfast and welcome/departure dinner

Sightseeing program per itinerary

All entrance and service fees

Airport - hotel - airport transfers

Travel Insurance





NOT Included in Program Cost 

Beverages and daily lunches, some dinners

Departure fees in home location Recommended Tips ($2-3 per day)

Personal spending money

U.S. Passport






Payment Structure Agreement 

3 installments:
Tour Deposit: Minimum $250 (Due upon enrollment)

2nd payment: Minimum $836 (Due 2/12/2014)

Final Payment: $836 (Due 3/1/2014)





Payment Options  Credit/Debit Card only—3% fee for each payment processed 
Stipend Possibilities 

Not at this time





Additional Options  Single Room Upgrade: $300 
Course Requirements
(Undergraduate Students ONLY)
Enrollment:  4004E: Seminar with Study Abroad for Fall 2015 (11 week course-5 elective credits)
Passport/ Visa Requirements Valid Passport required expiring no earlier than Oct. 2014.

Visa may be required depending on country of origin issuing passport.

All students are responsible for obtaining correct travel documents.

Please note that the Laureate employee discount applies to tuition for IDST 4004E/IDST 4002E only if an employee is pursuing an undergraduate degree at a Laureate GPS university. Additionally, no trip (i.e. nontuition) expenses will be discounted for employee-students (by 70% or otherwise). In addition, all travel days are dependent on supervisor’s approval for time off.