Excursions

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.

Photo not found. Pacific Beach Trip

Costa Rica's pacific coast 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 a forest trail while looking for rainforest creatures....

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...

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. Boquete, Panama (semester programs, SUM IV optional excursion)

Boquete is known as the cradle of gourmet coffee and colorful tropical flowers. Founded in 1914 by European immigrants, the town is home to a variety of microclimates spanning both tropical rainforest and tropical cloud forest. The charming...