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Outward Bound Costa Rica: Girl Scout Destinations

Experience an unforgettable adventure with fellow Girl Scouts from across the United States! Our four GSUSA Destinations courses in Costa Rica and Panama will give you an...

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Outward Bound Costa Rica: 19+ Panama & Costa Rica

Adults ages 19 and up can discover Costa Rica or Panama in one action-packed week or combine both the courses below for a two-week unforgettable experience. PANAMA - 1-WEEK Discover...

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Fall/Spring Outdoor Leader Semester in Costa Rica & Panama

To truly survive in the outdoors, you need more than the right skills. You have to be a true leader as well, equipped with essential training in rescue and wilderness medical...

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Outward Bound CR: Caribbean Scuba & Service (Ages 14-18)

Immerse in the beautiful contrast of Panama and Costa Rica’s diverse landscapes through an outdoor program, which features service learning. Depending on your preferred...

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Outward Bound CR: Surf, Service & CPR (Ages 14-18)

Costa Rica’s capital, San Jose, boasts mostly of rich cultural heritage. But the entire Central American nation is known the world over for its biodiversity, volcanoes,...

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Coast-to-Coast Abroad: Costa Rica, Panama, and Nicaragua

What’s the best way to explore two Central American countries? Go on a cross-country expedition with Outward Bound Costa Rica and trek from the Caribbean to the Pacific!...

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Custom Course in Costa Rica & Panama

We design custom courses for groups of 5 participants minimum. Groups get to choose everything from the dates and durations of their trip, to the activities they want their...

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Outward Bound CR: Service, Hike, & Homestay (Ages 14-18)

Find out what exploring "off-the-beaten path" truly means when you journey through a deep jungle trek together with other teens on this adventure-packed program. Discover...

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Outward Bound Costa Rica Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Itinerary

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Satisfaction

    10

My Amazing Outward Bound Costa Rica Experience

My experience with Outward Bound Costa Rica was nothing short of life changing. I cannot express in words how strongly I encourage that every Girl Scout should apply for this amazing program. It will allow you to dive into a new and exciting culture, head first. Every minute was a new and exhilarating adventure, filled with fun and important life lessons. This course provided me with opportunities that I could receive no where else.

Some of the amazing opportunities I was presented with were releasing baby sea turtles into the ocean, doing a home stay in a small indigenous community in Costa Rica, visiting schools and conversing with local students, learning how to make traditional Costa Rican food, and helping beautify a community soccer field.

The amazing staff at Outward Bound Costa Rica was so caring towards each and every one of us. After spending merely two weeks with twelve other girls and my instructors, we became a family. The friendships that I made on this trip are ones that are unbreakable. The experiences are ones that I will carry with me for the rest of my life, and I am so thankful to have partook in such an amazing program.

Program: Outward Bound Costa Rica: Girl Scout Destinations

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Itinerary

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Satisfaction

    10

Life changing

As a parent it was hard to sit back and not be the parent. It was reassuring to watch the girls develop life skills. They have grown so much and the test will be to see how they put all of it to use here at home. We can't wait to come back!

Program: Custom Course in Costa Rica & Panama

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Itinerary

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    7

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Satisfaction

    9

Open up!

Open up your view of the world physically, emotionally, mentally. spiritually, and everything in between with Costa Rica Outward Bound. I was a student on the Coast to Coast Expedition, and while the title expedition was my favorite part of the trip, every phase had strengths, weaknesses, and lessons. Surfing is a lesson in perseverance. With no surfing experience, for me the phase was just continuous wipe-outs in the exhausting waves, but I think I got somewhere toward the end.... Anyway, SCUBA diving was absolutely amazing. Sea kayaking, snorkeling, and diving in Panama were just absolutely glorious ways to experience the wonders of the Caribbean. And the hike! The hike was an ever-evolving journey as a team to traverse the width of the fabulous country of Costa Rica. I loved the roads, the people, the group development, the mountains, the food, and the satisfying pain from having walked miles and miles carrying heavily loaded packs. The organization of the trip could be frustrating at times, but it really just takes a positive attitude to get through lateness, missing gear, an absent sailboat captain, etc. As for group dynamics, you never know what you're going to get. Maybe your instructors are perfect for you and your group; maybe you clash. Maybe your group works ridiculously well together; maybe you fall apart daily. Maybe you do a bit of both. Everything about the trip is a risk worth taking.

Program: Coast-to-Coast Abroad: Costa Rica, Panama, and Nicaragua

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE

I cannot say enough great things about this program. Outward Bound Costa Rica has truly changed my life in so many ways and I can honestly say I wouldn't be the person I am today it wasn't for this organization. Outward Bound Costa Rica has extremely knowledgable and friendly instructors who go out of their way to make students feel comfortable and welcomed. They are amazing at using outdoor recreation activities to teach you so much about life and yourself. I would absolutely recommend this course to someone who is looking for a purpose in life, needing to spark passion, hoping to learn about themselves and the world around them, or just looking to have an adventure-filled trip.

Program: Fall/Spring Outdoor Leader Semester in Costa Rica & Panama