Follow the Sixth Annual Costa Rica Service and Cultural Immersion Trip
Follow the Sixth Annual Costa Rica Service and Cultural Immersion Trip

All tenth grade boys and girls — as well as their chaperones — are spending the week of January 13–19 in a small town about three hours from Costa Rica's capital. Follow the trip on the school's travel blog and on social media.

Convent & Stuart Hall sophomores arrived in Costa Rica on January 13 for a week-long service and cultural immersion trip. The sixth annual coed experience, inaugurated by President Ann Marie Krejcarek in 2014, calls on students to stretch beyond their comfort zone while engaging in service projects and adventure activities.

With electronics — including cell phones — left in the Bay Area for an unplugged experience, 117 students and 14 chaperones are spending the week in a small town about three hours from Costa Rica's capital, San Jose. 

The experiential trip has fun activities — ziplining through the trees, horseback riding to waterfalls, whitewater rafting, and surfing — but students will also get their hands dirty, working at local schools on maintenance projects, delivering supplies to children and digging sand pits to promote conservation of sea turtles and their habitat.

Costa Rica 2019
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Divided into small groups, students rotate through various daily activities, the most memorable of which is often meeting and working alongside local children. With bags packed full of essential supplies such as notebooks, pencils and paint for students at three elementary schools, the Class of 2021 embarked on what promises to be an unforgettable journey. Pura vida! 

Select the images below to read daily blog posts and student journal entries. You can also follow the trip by browsing the photo album above, where photos will be added as they come in.