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Costa Rica 2020

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March 6-14, 2020

Spend your spring break among sea turtle nesting grounds, sloths, howler monkeys, and giant iguanas in Tortuguero. Relax in volcanic hot springs and kayak on a pristine lake in Arenal. See the cloud forest of Monteverde by zipline and horseback. Tour a butterfly garden and coffee plantation. Go white water rafting through the jungle!

This trip is intended for:This Costa Rican adventure is open to current DCCC students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the community.

You will experience:Cultural immersion, wildlife, Costa Rican cuisine, architecture

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Participants can earn curriculum credit for Environmental Biology (Bio 140), or they may register for the concurrent continuing education course.


$2,562 for travelers

Fee includes

  • $100 study abroad fee, paid to the business office at DCCC
  • Round trip airfare
  • All accommodations for 8 overnight stays
  • Breakfast daily
  • Lunch daily
  • Dinner daily
  • All entrance fees and activities
  • Tour director tips

*Note: On arrival day, only dinner is provided. On departure day, only breakfast is provided.
*Note: Tour cost does not include airline imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa.

Please visit our fees FAQ page for a full list of items that may not be included in the cost of your tour.


October 16, 2019

After you complete your Particulars Form, you will be directed to pay a $100 non-refundable study abroad fee to the DCCC business office. After that initial fee, all payments will go directly to Explorica. You can set up a payment plan on Explorica’s website.


All study abroad participants will have the option of applying for scholarships. The deadline for these applications is September 15, 2019. For more information, contact Alison Pearce at alison_pearce@davidsondavie.edu or Jill Simpson at jill_simpson@davidsondavie.edu