Costa Rica Program – Spring break 2019

Costa Rica 2019 Spring Break Program

Program date: March 22nd-March 28th, 2019

Program fee: $2,334 for travelers under 23 years old / $2,729 for travelers 23 and above

This price is good until Oct 31st, 2018

75% of your balance due 105 days prior to departure; remainder balance due 65 days prior to departure

For student financial assistance and aid:

Program fee includes:

Round-trip flight, hotel stay, food, and outdoor adventures.

Program fee doesn’t include:

BC tuition fee of 3 credit course, HLTH 297 Global Wellness Exploration (optional)


Great Scholarship news: Bellevue College Sustainability Committee will be funding 10 full scholarships for students interested in this Costa Rica trip ($2400 each).

The scholarship application for the Spring Break Costa Rica trip is at this site-

We are offering a face-to-face session on Nov. 27 between 1:00pm and 3:00pm in the gym G100.  Students can ask questions and complete the application in person.


Program link and documents

Program sign-up link:

Costa Rica! (Program flyer: find details of payment plans, application steps and the itinerary here)

COSTA RICA information session presentation slides

For more information, please contact Prof. Stella Orechia at 425-564-2353


Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Hola San José

Meet your tour director and check into hotel

Group Leader led Lecture

Day 2 San José—Tortuguero

Group Leader led Lecture

Travel to Tortuguero

Tortuguero tour director-led sightseeing

Caribbean Conservation Cooperation Museum visit

Day 3 Tortuguero

Group Leader led Lecture

Canal tour

Tortuguero National Park visit

Day 4 TortugueroArenal

Group Leader led Lecture

Travel to Arenal

Horseback ride

Hot springs visit

Evening jungle hike

Day 5 ArenalMonteverde

Group Leader led Lecture

Canopy zip line tour

Lake Arenal kayaking tour

Travel to Monteverde

Day 6 Monteverde–San José

Group Leader led Lecture

Beach Time

Travel to San José

Folklore evening

Day 7 End tour

Butterflies on a tree trunk in Costa Rica
Butterflies on a tree trunk in Costa Rica

Last Updated November 27, 2018