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Field Trips for San Ramón, Costa Rica

Due to the current world health situation, field trips are subject to change during Fall 2020. Please contact your Program Advisor for more information.

You are encouraged to participate in the organized field trips, which are included in your program fees. These excursions generally take place on Saturdays. In addition to the including program field trips, you'll also have field trips as part of many of your courses and have numerous informal activities that expose you to the local culture as well. Dates and destinations may change at the discretion of the Resident Director.

The following are possible destinations, view term calendars for specifics.

Monteverde Cloud Forest

The Monteverde Cloud Forest is created by winds and particular temperature and moisture conditions which combine during the dry season to hold a steady cloud cover along the continental divide, characterized by nearly 100% humidity throughout the year. Clouds are constantly drifting through the valleys and treetops, and trunks are almost always covered with mosses, bromeliads, ferns, lichens, and other plants. Visit the incredible sky trek or sky walk overlooking the forest canopy; you’ll also have the chance to go zip-lining.

Tortuga Island

Particularly enchanting for its beauty, palm-studded Tortuga Island is a place where you can walk the impeccable white sand beach, swim in the turquoise waters and investigate the marine life. You can explore the island with several activities like sightseeing, snorkeling, sunbathing, banana boat ride, swimming, eating, and relaxing.

Arenal Volcano and Hanging Bridges

Arenal rises 1,657 meters above sea level and overlooks Lake Arenal—both are part of Arenal Volcano National Park. Arenal is the country’s most active volcano. Its eruptions are frequent but moderate and can be viewed without danger as long as you stay behind the safety perimeter. At night the lava and incandescent rocks make for a spectacular sight. On this trip, you can circle the volcano and relax in hot springs. The Arenal Hanging Bridges overlook a dense canopy, providing safe and easy access to birds, flowers, and vegetation of the primary rain forest.

Canopy Tour and Jaco Beach

Los Suenos Canopy is located in Herradura town, on the central coast of the Pacific Ocean. The tour includes a tractor ride, 14 platforms and 12 cables with a distance of 3.5 kilometers. It's a perfect opportunity to enjoy nature, with free tiem to enjoy the beach.

Quick Details

2020-21 App. Cycle

Fall/Yearlong: Open

Spring: Open

2021-22 App. Cycle

Summer programs: Opens 9/1

Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1

Spring: Opens 9/1


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

65 students


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