Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Coast to Coast Expedition

Institution
Outward Bound Costa Rica · Outward Bound Costa Rica
Qualifications
CPR, First Aid and Wilderness certification Basic or Advanced Scuba Diver certification Lifeguarding with Waterfront Module Whitewater Raft Guide License Level 2 or Level 3 Whitewater Rescue Technician

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Entry requirements

The normal minimum age requirement for this course is 17+ but any participants that have completed GCSEs are encouraged to apply and will be considered for the course.

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

Our Coast to Coast Expedition is a study abroad programme like nothing you have experienced before! Over 85-days, you will be immersed in new cultures, challenged physically and mentally, and will grow as a leader whilst exploring the rainforest, rivers and reefs of Costa Rica and Panama. Experience some of the adventure activities this part of the world has to offer, including whitewater rafting, a cross-country hike, scuba diving, surfing, and many more! Not only will there be opportunities to develop Spanish language skills, you can also gain up to 5 internationally-recognised certifications, including NAUI Scuba Diver, Lifeguarding, Wilderness First Aid & CPR, Whitewater Raft Guide and Whitewater Rescue Technician. By the end of your expedition, you will have learnt what kind of leader you are, developed confidence and resilience, and grown as a young adult. This programme is perfect for anyone who loves to be outside, thrives on adventure and wants to spend time experiencing life in Central America.

Spring: 9th Feb - 5th May 2021

Autumn: 15th Sept - 9th Dec, 2021

Information for international students

We welcome students from all over the world! We help you with everything throughout your application process and provide you with all the necessary information you will need to prepare for your course.

Fees and funding

UK students
Spring: £9,504 GBP and Autumn: £9,693 GBP

The course cost includes all in-country transportation, accommodation, food, snacks, 24/7 Instructors, adventure activities, equipment for activities and certifications. Flights and spending money are not included. OBCR does offer a small number of partial scholarships and there are international scholarships available.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • CPR, First Aid and Wilderness certification
    full time
    0.3 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Basic or Advanced Scuba Diver certification
    full time
    0.25 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Lifeguarding with Waterfront Module
    full time
    0.25 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Whitewater Raft Guide License Level 2 or Level 3
    full time
    0.25 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Whitewater Rescue Technician
    full time
    0.25 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) - CPR, First Aid and Wilderness certification, gained at our Rainforest Base in the Costa Rican Central Valley NAUI Worldwide- Basic or Advanced Scuba Diver certification, gained in Bocas del Toro, Panama American Red Cross- Lifeguarding with Waterfront Module, gained at a local pool and a beach on the Pacific coast International Rafting Federation- Whitewater Raft Guide License Level 2 or Level 3, gained on the Pacuare and Sarapiquí rivers Rescue 3 International- Whitewater Rescue Technician, gained on the Pacuare and Sarapiquí rivers

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations5
Professional practice6

Course contact details

Name
Brynna Rao
Email
semester@outwardboundcr.org
Phone
+1-800-676-2018