"One World, One Sustainable Future" Costa Rican Experience

Location: Costa Rica: Liberia, Manuel Antonio, Monteverde

Program Duration: 1-2 Weeks

Dates: 2020


9540 Garland Road Ste 381 Box 116 Dallas, Texas 75218 United States

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Phone: 1-866-612-4231


Explore one of the most bio-diverse areas in the world and discover why the national phrase, "Pura Vida" or "Pure Life," is the perfect choice of words to describe life in Costa Rica.

Participants traveling to Costa Rica will work with our local partners to clean beaches of plastic debris, teach English while working on their Spanish, work at an animal refuge center, and learn about and implement permaculture farming practices at a local high school.

Bright Light Volunteers is designed to empower program participants and community partners through education and service. Specifically, our programs adhere to global service-learning best practices, which combine community service with both experiential learning in the field and online coursework through our university partner. Our vision is to make the world a brighter place by creating a more peaceful, just, interconnected world where global challenges and opportunities are met by educated, compassionate, global citizens and leaders.

**Please Note** All BLV programs are designed for groups of at least 10 participants. Groups must be formed prior to scheduling. We do not place individuals.

Degree Level



Must have a group of 15-20. We specialize in school travel studies, but are open to adult groups as well. Through our University partner, Bethel University, we offer a dual-enrollment 3-credit hour course prior to departure.

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • German
  • French
  • English

Cost in US$:


Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Your program donation will be 100% tax deductible and will cover your accommodations, three meals per day, cultural excursion fees, service supplies and donations, in-country medical insurance, emergency evacuation insurance, one educator, one Bright Light Volunteer program coordinator, one in-country coordinator, Bethel University tuition, and certification of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award.

​Your program donation DOES NOT cover airfare, visas, immunizations, trip cancellation insurance, baggage fees, extra food (beyond three meals per day in-country), and souvenirs.

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Animal Welfare
  • Youth Development
  • Women
  • Volunteer Management
  • Tutor
  • Tree Planting
  • Translation
  • Tourism
  • Teaching
  • Street Children
  • Social Work
  • Reforestation
  • Public Policy
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Arts
  • Organic Farming
  • Nutrition
  • Small Business Development
  • Human Rights
  • Health Education
  • Health Care
  • Health
  • Gender Issues
  • Environment
  • English Teaching
  • Education
  • Economic Development
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Culture
  • Conservation
  • Public Health
  • Community Development
  • Community Centers
  • Childcare & Children
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Agriculture
Typical Volunteer
Typical volunteers are students led by educational leaders. They may range from middle school to college level.
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Dormitory
  • Guest House
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel to Costa Rica


Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Written Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
1 day
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Job and Internship Network
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home
Year Founded