• Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: Costa Rica
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Session Start: June
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Career Exploration
    • Sub-Categories: Leadership
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: Free
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    CIRENAS is an independent academic program operating on a 4,700 acre working cattle ranch and  wildlife refuge on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. Since 2005, over 1,000 students, faculty, and researchers have visited the CIRENAS site that is quickly becoming a leading model in sustainable development. 

    High school students will have the opportunity to live on and contribute to a working ranch, experience a home-stay in a nearby village, study tropical ecology in a diverse wildlife refuge that includes a marine protected area on the Pacific Ocean, go on horse trekking tours, and learn about sustainability.

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