Costa Rica Stories

Introducing WorldStrides Custom Emojis

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Emojis are one of the most popular ways to express ourselves. We use them in text messages, social media posts, even emails. Now, when you’re traveling with WorldStrides, you can use our custom emojis when sharing updates and photos from your trip! We have WorldStrides-themed…

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7 Facts About The Ocean on World Oceans Day

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Did you know that today is World Oceans Day? The UN General Assembly designated June 8 as World Oceans Day with a resolution in 2008. The idea was first proposed at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro as a way to celebrate our shared…

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My Coastal Conservation Program Experience in Costa Rica

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Melissa Harris is an account manager with our Discoveries programs. She recently spent time in Costa Rica on a WorldStrides Coastal Conservation program. Read about Melissa’s trip, and the lessons she learned in Costa Rica.  I recently joined one of my groups in Costa Rica…

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Learn more about our exciting new Science Discoveries programs

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At WorldStrides, we are constantly seeking new ways for students to experience educational travel. That’s why we are excited to offer three new Science Discoveries programs to our already robust offerings to locations including Florida, California, Iceland, and Costa Rica. These new programs travel to…

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Science Fun Facts: February 1-7

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Science Fun Facts for the week of February 1-7: Did you know? Costa Rica is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire and has more than 200 identifiable volcanoes dating back over 65 million years. One of Costa Rica’s tallest and most visited volcanoes, Poas…

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Monteverde Frog Pond

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The Monteverde Frog Pond is run by a team of biologists, naturalist guides, and conservationists. Their mission is to enable everyone to appreciate the beauty of amphibians and provide information about the significant role they play in the natural world. Students take a guided tour…

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Teacher on Wheel of Fortune Wins WorldStrides Trip to Costa Rica

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A very special welcome to the WorldStrides family goes to John Hill, a West Virginia high school English and Drama teacher whose October 26 appearance on Wheel of Fortune earned him his very own WorldStrides DiscoverNow! trip to Costa Rica. To hear him tell it, his appearance…

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Tirimbina Rainforest Center

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Located in the Sarapiquí region and within the Tirimbina Biological Reserve, the Tirimbina Rainforest Center is an educational research center whose mission is to preserve the endangered plants and animals of the topical rainforest. This center offers visitors some very unique and experience-based opportunities. Working…

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Ricon de la Vieja Mud Bath

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Relax with a volcanic clay mud bath from the Ricon de la Vieja Volcano’s mud pools (or mudpots). It’s the perfect way to rejuvenate your body after a day full of adventure. After the clay dries, you will be left feeling completely new after cleaning…

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Sarapiquí River

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The Sarapiquí River flows through the Heredia province of Costa Rica, a region rich with tropical rainforests and wildlife. It is one of the cleanest and calmest rivers in the country, making it ideal for beginning white water rafting trips. As students paddle along the…

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