Study Abroad in Costa Rica

Take your education beyond the classroom walls. Apply your learning while immersing yourself in the culture and wonders of Costa Rica. Clackamas Community College now offers a class that ends with a two-week study abroad trip in Cartago, Costa Rica this December. This course counts toward one of four different areas of study at CCC.

This experience is offered through Cross-Cultural Solutions. During the Costa Rica portion of the program, you will live in the town of Cartago, a historic, bustling city near the foothills of the Irazu Volcano National Park. You will choose a volunteer assignment supporting under-resourced organizations in the city. Volunteers work with vulnerable populations, including children, the elderly and those with special needs.

Trip dates: December 1-15, 2018

Map of Costa Rica

Students can register under any of the following classes:

  • HS-290: Special Topics in Human Services
  • GRN-290: Special Topics in Gerontology
  • ED-299: Education & Human Services in Costa Rica
  • ECE-299: Education & Human Services in Costa Rica

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We are committed to offering the lowest cost possible for students.

Trip highlights

  • Service learning
  • Spanish lessons
  • Dance class
  • Cooking class
  • History, culture and current issues talks
  • Organic coffee plantation tour
  • Volcano Irazu
  • City tour
  • National parks and rainforests
  • Orosi Valley

Weekend excursions

  • Canopy tours
  • Zip lining
  • Butterfly garden
  • San Jose
  • Sloth sanctuary
  • Monteverde
  • White water rafting
  • Chocolate tours
  • Coffee tours
  • Hiking
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Kim Kirchhofer

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