Excursions are included in your study abroad program price!

Excursions are a fundamental part of the abroad experience. We carefully select weekend excursions that allow you to discover more about the country in which you are studying and are based on cultural and educational importance or sites of natural beauty. Entrance and transportation fees are always included.

The following is a list of our incredible weekend excursions. The excursions for your program will be confirmed in the Program Calendar you receive one month prior to your program start date.

Pacific Beach Trip (Manuel Antonio National Park)

Manuel Antonio National Park is an escape to paradise. It is characterized by lush forests, tropical beaches, and abundant wildlife. Relax on the beach and hike with your director along the park’s many trails. Observable wildlife species range from white-faced monkeys to tree sloths and iguanas. Other species found here, though a little more shy, include macaws, ocelots, squirrel monkeys, and coatimundis. While at Manuel Antonio, you will have the opportunity to visit the four tropical beaches located in the park boundaries. All of the white sand beaches are linked by hiking trails that pass through the tropical forest.

Photo not found. Rain Forest, Hot Springs & La Fortuna Waterfall (Arenal Volcano region)

Experience the natural beauty that is the Arenal Volcano region. Arenal is a perfect conical volcano and has been active since 1968. On clear evenings you can see glowing lava flow down the volcano’s steep slopes. The area is blessed with...

Photo not found. Rainforest Zipline Canopy Tour

Experience the thrill of a zipline tour through the canopy of the Costa Rican cloud forest! A highlight of the tour is soaring high above the Rio Cataratitas.

Photo not found. White-Water Rafting

One of the many allures of Costa Rica is the opportunity to experience the thrill of white-water rafting. Spend the day on one of Costa Rica’s pristine rivers. You will experience the rush of the rapids while surrounded by breathtaking, tropical...

Photo not found. Bocas del Toro, Panama (semester programs, SUM IV optional excursion)

Travel to the tropical beaches of Bocas del Toro, Panama! Bocas del Toro Province is located in the northern region of Panama on the Caribbean coast. Home to friendly locals and abundant wildlife, Bocas is known for its colorful city streets...