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International Innovators Program - Costa Rica

Embark on a transformative international educational experience in Costa Rica. Join a cohort of 30 selected students, and engage in innovative problem solving. Experience cultural, political, and economic exposure, while creating a global network.

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 International Innovators Program - Costa Rica
 International Innovators Program - Costa Rica

Time & Location

Mar 25, 2024, 8:00 AM – Mar 30, 2024, 11:50 PM

Escazu, San José Province, Escazu, Costa Rica

About the event

Our 6 day/5 night study abroad program in Costa Rica is designed to provide transformative global learning experiences for university students. The program's goals include fostering critical thought, intercultural proficiency, and leadership development. Participants will gain practical experiences outside the United States, preparing them for successful careers in the global workforce or further developing their entrepreneurial skills.

Students will go through an application process to be selected to join 1 of the 30 in the cohort. Upon acceptance, students will enter a 6-week program. The first 3 weeks will be comprised of weekly informational sessions on the trip and program, as well as students creating their own groups to find an innovative solution to a problem in their host country (Costa Rica). They will spend 3 weeks meeting and innovating with one another to find a proposed solution.  Upon the 4th week, they will depart to their international destination and spend 6 days abroad where they will go through a culmination of experiences together to determine or develop the validity of their proposed idea and even maybe spark a new idea or change.   

Upon returning, the groups will use the final 2 weeks to present what their takeaway is: whether their idea was valid or invalid, gained insight on how to adapt their idea to work, whether they got a new idea, or determined what they were able to learn from this experience. Upon presenting, students will have completed the program and receive feedback, as well as resources to move forward with any idea they’d like. Students will also receive program completion internship certificates and individual reference letters.

Covered Abroad Package: All accommodations, Roundtrip Airport Transportation, All transportation to set destinations in Costa Rica, Select Meals (breakfast daily, some lunch & dinners), All Tours, Site Visits, Activities, Travel Coordination, Flight Coordination, Private Hosts & Guides, and Group Photographers & Videographers.

Flights are not included but we can assist you with coordinating and selecting the best flight options.

Program Benefits:

  1. Global Professional Networking Opportunities & Experience
  2. Program Completion Certificate & Business Reference Letter
  3. Internship Opportunities
  4. Job Opportunities
  5. Global Travel Experiences
  6. Advanced Multi-Cultural Immersion Development
  7. Innovative & Creative Peer Group Experiences

Highlights of the Program:

  • 6 Weeks (6 days abroad) of immersive learning and exploration.
  • Team-building exercises and group projects to enhance interpersonal skills.
  • Cultural, political, and economic exposure to broaden students' perspectives.
  • Globalized networking experiences to build valuable connections.
  • Grant opportunities to make the program accessible to all.

Day-to-Day Activities:

  • Day 1: Arrival in San Jose, airport transfer, and group dinner.
  • Day 2: San Jose City Tour and site visit to local companies.
  • Day 3: Innovators Yacht Day at Tortuga Island for global networking and water activities.
  • Day 4: Networking and professional development events with university students and entrepreneurs.
  • Day 5: Explore Arenal Volcano National Park, hike, visit hanging bridges, and enjoy hot springs.
  • Day 6: Departure with airport transfer.

This program will empower students to identify new opportunities, develop independence, and cultivate life skills as thoughtful global citizens. Through practical experiences, intercultural exposure, and a supportive learning environment, students will gain a deep understanding and appreciation for diverse cultures, preparing them for a lifetime of service and positive change in the world. Join us on this enriching journey to Costa Rica with ONGO!


  • Program Cost

    Total cost of the program per student. This cost gives students a semi-inclusive study abroad package that includes : all accommodations, roundtrip airport transportation, all transportation to set destinations in Costa Rica, select meals (breakfast daily, some lunch & dinners) all tours & excursions, site visits & activities, travel coordination, flight coordination, private hosts & guides, and group photographers & videographers. Flights are not included. Reach out for flight assistance!

    +$76.25 service fee
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