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Puerto Rico's Rainforest

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks

Dates

Visit our website for date availabilities.

Travel Types

  • Birdwatching
  • Eco Tours
  • Ecology
  • Hiking
  • Nature Tours
  • Photography
  • Rainforest Tours
  • Tours
  • Trekking

Qualifications

No experience is necessary - all you will need is enthusiasm and the desire to make a difference. For over 40 years Earthwatch Institute has pioneered the involvement of ordinary people in peer-reviewed scientific research worldwide. By joining an Earthwatch Expedition, you have a unique opportunity to get up-close and personal with some of the world's rarest animals and visit remote and beautiful locations, while directly supporting conservation science. We offer life enhancing experiences in nearly 50 countries each year, with projects for teens, adults, and families.

Type of Programs

  • Adventure Travel
  • Community Service & Volunteering

Languages

  • English

Cost in US$:

2,075 - 2,475

Cost Includes:

  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure
  • Registration fees
  • In-country staff support
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Excursions
  • Emergency evacuation services
  • Medical services
  • Medical insurance
  • Food
  • Housing

Program Fees Include:

Our volunteers not only contribute essential funds that help to cover the cost of the research, but also, through their inspiration and effort, they provide the people power without which many of our vital projects simply couldnt take place. We are a non-profit organization but accommodation, meals, insurance, training and transport in the field are also included in your contribution cost. As a non-profit organization that supports scientific research, your contribution and airfare costs are usually tax-deductible for U.S. citizens.

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Biological Research
  • Conservation
  • Eco-tourism
  • Environment
  • Tourism
  • Wildlife

Typical Volunteer

Earthwatch expeditions appeal to a variety of people: educators gain new knowledge and develop exciting lesson plans; students explore career options and build research skills; writers, photographers and artists contribute their skills and share their experiences through a variety of media; businessmen and women, doctors and nurses, engineers, homemakers, retirees... people from all walks of life choose to volunteer on research expeditions each year. Volunteers are actively engaged on a daily basis with the research project, develop global perspectives, and explore new cultures and environments.

This Program is open to

Asian, Worldwide, Kiwi, South African, Australian, Canadian, European and American Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living
  • Other

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

in Groups

Scholarships are Available

Very limited fellowships may be available, mainly for high-school students and educators. Visit our website for more information.

Application Process Involves

  • Other
  • Physical Exam/Health Records
  • Phone/Video Interview

Typically The Application Process Time is

Brief

Post Services Include

  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home
  • Alumni Network