We’re thrilled to offer immersive service-learning programs in the heart of Costa Rica. These transformative experiences, spanning 8, 10 and 14 days, are carefully designed to merge education with action during  spring, summer, fall and winter breaks.

At our organization, we believe in the power of hands-on engagement to effect real change. Our programs provide participants with unparalleled opportunities to dive deep into the world of primate conservation. From restoration activities to monitoring surveys, every moment is dedicated to advancing our mission alongside local communities.

By joining us in Costa Rica, you’re not just embarking on an adventure – you’re becoming an integral part of our ongoing efforts to protect and preserve primate species. Together, we’ll learn, grow, and make a tangible difference in the lives of these remarkable animals and the ecosystems they call home, while getting the feel of the local culture.

Join us in our commitment to preserve habitat for primates and to make in harmony with local communities.

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Note this program is for you if you are an university providing the following field of education: Environmental Studies/Science (environmental science, ecology, biology, or related fields), Anthropology/Sociology, Agriculture, Conservation, Eco-Tourism, Global Health/Public Health, Language and Culture, Public Policy and Political Science, among others.

By partnering with CEPA and Fundación Saimiri, our service-learning study abroad program to Costa Rica was an impactful and memorable experience for our entire group.  Daniela’s connections throughout the Osa Peninsula allowed our students to quickly feel part of the Rancho Quemada community and have an authentic experience of Costa Rican culture and life.  Her expertise and passion were compelling for our entire group and helped all of us shift our perspective to a deeper awareness of the natural world.  It was a great benefit to have someone local handling the details and working with us to designing a program that met the objectives for our course and was within our budget. Our students continue to talk about their experience in Costa Rica, and we are excited to take another group soon!

Laura Pate, Assistant Director, Servant Leadership Program William B. Turner Center For Servant Leadership Columbus State University