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Volunteer abroad in Costa Rica!

An extraordinary, hands-on learning opportunity that combines science, art, culture, and language for a more enriched world perspective. 

  • Learn about indigenous wildlife in a tropical environment

  • Work side by side with expert professionals

  • Explore Costa Rica's beaches, rain forests, and volcanoes

  • Make lasting friendships

  • Earn community service learning hours

  • Make a positive impact on the world


Welcome to the 7EDU Volunteer Abroad Program!

We're launching a new program to provide students with unique, in-depth learning opportunities and travel experiences. Volunteering abroad is an excellent way to explore the world and make life-long friendships - all while doing meaningful work that will help make a difference in local communities. The program kicks off in December 2022, with an exciting trip to Costa Rica!   

December 2022 - Wildlife Animal Rescue in Costa Rica

Grade 9-12 / Age 14-18

Students in grades 9-12 will work together for 1-2 weeks in a wildlife animal shelter under the supervision of skilled veterinarian teams. They will help to rescue injured indigenous animals, such as monkeys, deer, sloths, ocelots, coati, kinkajous, and exotic birds, and assist in rehabilitating the animals so they can eventually be released back into the wild to survive on their own. 

Costa Rica - Program Dates and Cost

The work week begins Monday, December 19. 7EDU staff will begin arriving Saturday, December 17. Students should arrive no later than Sunday, December 18. Please note the program cost does not include airfare.
Pre-departure workshop and post-travel 1-on-1 reflection session will be scheduled one week before departure. 

Program Schedule
December 10: Pre-departure meeting with participating students
December 17: 7EDU staff arrives in Costa Rica
December 17-18: Students begin arriving at 
Juan Santamaría International Airport in Costa Rica. Transportation to the shelter will be provided. (Airport transportation will also be provided at the end of the program.)
December 18-24: Program duration

December 24: 7EDU staff and students depart from Costa Rica.

Cost: $2,999 (does not include air fare)
Register by October 31 and receive a $200 discount!

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What You Can Expect To Do  
Daily Schedule

6:30 am

Breakfast served from 6:30-7:30 am.


Workgroups assigned for daily activities.

Animal food prep, enrichment, enclosure cleaning, and veterinarian activities of the morning begin at 6 am and 11 am.

12:00 pm

Lunch served from 12-1:30 pm.

1:30 pm

Work groups meet with coordinators.

2:00 pm

Resume morning activities.

6:00 pm

Dinner served from 6:00-7:00 pm.

Evening Activities

Movies, dancing (salsa and bachata), night exploration walks, trivia games, and more!

10:00 pm

Lights out!

Countdown to departure date December 18!

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Our experienced, dedicated instructors are committed to your child's success.