World Endeavors Spring Break programs are designed for the individual who wants to combine the typical—traveling to a beautiful, tropical climate over spring break, with the atypical—experiencing a new culture and providing meaningful volunteer service that leaves a lasting impact on the community they visit.
Spring Break programs give students the opportunity to expand their horizons and become more globally-minded citizens while getting the chance to meet new people, make new friends, be immersed in a different culture, improve language skills, re-assess priorities and goals, and help improve the lives of others. Not only are Spring Break programs a wonderful real world learning experience, but they are incredibly fun, too.
Spring Break programs allow students to learn not only about themselves, but also about the world. The experience of volunteering abroad is one that changes you forever. These programs are an excellent choice for those who have tight schedules and limited budgets, but want to use their time, effort, and skills to make a real difference in local communities.
Volunteers participating in the World Endeavors Spring Break Volunteer Program in Costa Rica get the opportunity to experience one of the most beautiful countries on Earth, known for its biodiversity, laid-back culture, and friendly and warm inhabitants. Volunteers live in Atenas, located on the edge of the lush Central Valley. Although participants spend only a week in Costa Rica, they leave a lasting, positive impact on the local community they serve by offering their support to organizations and projects working to make improvements where they are needed the most.
Participants choose from 5 projects: Wildlife Conservation (freshwater turtle conservation), Childcare and Orphanage Assistance (nutrition centers), Teaching (local schools), or Environmental Conservation (nearby reserves).
The Spring Break program in Costa Rica lasts for one week (8 nights) and is open from mid-February to late March. Placements may be more limited during Semana Santa (Holy Week), as much of the predominately-Roman Catholic country shuts down.