If you’ve always wanted to
travel to the rugged rainforests of Costa Rica in Central America, now is your
chance through Southeast Community College’s Global Education program. The
seven-day adventure takes place June 2-10, 2020.
“Costa Rica is rich with
culture and opportunities to experience wildlife that these students would
otherwise not be exposed to,” said Joseph Flores, SCC instructor and
coordinator of the trip. “We wanted to give the students an opportunity to go
somewhere in Central America and let them see all that it has to offer.”
The cost for the program is
approximately $2,459 for students under the age of 23, and $2,944 for students
over 23 years old. Students must also register for the accompanying SCC course,
Global Studies (GLST) 2980 which runs March 9 to May 4, 2020. The course gives
participants a better understanding of the region and culture. Registration
deadline for the trip is May 9, 2020. Click the link to register. https://www.explorica.com/My-Account/My-Tours/TourCenter.aspx
“We want to give students the
opportunity to experience the beautiful county of Costa Rica while also having
the chance to learn more about another country,” Flores added. “The aim is to
broaden their horizon and give them the desire to see more of the world.”
The trip includes round-trip
airfare, seven overnight hotel stays, three meals daily, a full-time tour
director, and a tour diary. Baggage and passport fees are not included. Activities
include a hot springs tour, kayaking, horseback riding, zip lining, tour of a
butterfly garden, planting a tree, whitewater rafting, and more.
“We hope this trip opens up
their world in a way that empowers them to explore other unique travel
experiences like this one in the future,” he added.
SCC’s Global Education program
also has a trip planned to Ireland from May 18-28, 2020. The Global Education program
hopes to offer additional opportunities for travel such as Asia and South
America in the near future. For more information, please contact Nicole Trevena Flores at email@example.com.