Students Embark on Costa Rica Service and Cultural Immersion Trip
Students Embark on Costa Rica Service and Cultural Immersion Trip

All tenth grade boys and girls — as well as their chaperones — are spending the week of January 13-20 in a small town about three hours from Costa Rica's capital. Follow the annual trip on the school's travel blog and on social media.

Convent & Stuart Hall sophomores are counting down the days until they depart on a week-long service and cultural immersion trip to Costa Rica. The fifth annual coed trip, 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.

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With cell phones and other electronics left in the Bay Area for an unplugged experience, 105 students and 13 chaperones are spending the week of January 13-20 in a small town about three hours from Costa Rica's capital, San Jose. Service work includes maintenance projects at a local school, spending time with and delivering supplies to children, and digging sand pits to promote conservation of sea turtles and their habitat.  

Students also have plenty of time to enjoy Costa Rica's strikingly diverse terrain — racing through the trees on a zipline, horseback riding to waterfalls, whitewater rafting and surfing are among the planned activities. For the first time, students will start the trip by learning about Costa Rica's rich biodiversity with a visit to a national park near San Jose.

Follow the experience online through a travel blog and Flickr album, where journal entries and photos will be posted daily.

Follow the school's Facebook page for videos and other content from Costa Rica.