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Panama

Panama / Journalism

Sea State provides an extraordinary study abroad program designed for students seeking real adventure. There are very few college courses where you can visit the famed...

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Indonesia

Bali / Surf Journalism

Bali is one of the most unique and exotic islands on the planet. In this program, students will be guided through its cultural and geographical landscapes by practitioners...

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica / Science of Surfing

This unique 12-day study abroad course will provide students the opportunity to gain insight into the sub disciplines of Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Motor...

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Spain

Spain / Portugal - Travel Journalism & Sustainable Tourism

In this trip we promise to break all the cliches of your average European study abroad experience! This excursion will give you a taste of the cuisine, culture, beaches,

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Sea State Reviews

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10 / 10

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Amazing

The staff was amazing and super knowledgable about the curriculum, the area, and of course... surfing! This program definitely opened my eyes to the impact tourism can bring to an area, both the negatives and the positives. Being apart of the sustainable initiatives being done by Groundswell and the local community of Nosara was truly life changing. It was so amazing to experience the Costa Rican culture in such an exiting and memorable way!!

Program: Costa Rica / Science of Surfing

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10 / 10

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    10

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    10

Groundswell Panama was epic!

This trip was the best trip i've ever taken. We scored perfect waves all week with no one out, were immersed in Panamanian culture, learned about the effects of tourism and why sustainability is important, and traveled around paradise with a rad group of people. Everyone that was apart of this trip became family to me. Nothings better than good waves and good people in a tropical paradise! I would recommend a groundswell trip to anyone and everyone interested in traveling and/or surfing!

Program: Panama / Journalism

Overall Rating

10 / 10

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    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

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    10

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    10

Life Changing

Our trip to Panama greatly exceeded my expectations. Each day is full of new and unique experiences that I will remember for the rest of my life. Groundswell does a great job of balancing lectures, cultural immersion, and surfing.

Program: Panama / Journalism

Overall Rating

10 / 10

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    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

So much Stoke!

Groundswell has opened the opportunity for me to see life differently. To follow my passion for surfing while exploring and digging deeper into the true world that we live in. We push ourselves and our knowledge in new cultures and new waves, which ultimately has shown me greater confidence, understanding, and gratefulness for the world and life I have been given. It is a joy to be a part of Groundswell Educational Travel and I know there will be many more trips that I will be on with this organization!!

Program: Panama / Journalism

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Life Changing Experience Thanks To Groundswell

I am nearing graduation and knew I needed a study abroad experience. Didn't have time to devote a semester nor the money to support that length of time. I heard of Groundswell Educational Travel and I found that it was a doable duration and very affordable. It was a surf trip and even though I'm not a keen surfer, everyone made me feel so comfortable and I was paddling out and catching waves in no time!! Along with this, I discovered my passion for cross cultural emersion. I am now a tourism major and emphasizing in sustainability and I have Groundswell to thank for this. I would highly recommend this program to ANY STUDENT!!! a beneficial experience and memories you can take with you for a life time.

Program: Panama / Journalism

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