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Country: Costa Rica

 

Duration: 8 days/7 nights

 

Age: 14-18yrs

(families welcome)

 

Service Hours: 22

 

Cost: $1595 plus Airfare

 

Escort Fee: $250 (students w/o parent)

 

Service Focus:

Environment, Ecology, Infrastructure, Education

 

Program Type:

Small Group

Maximum Students: 30

STEM Abroad Youth Travel

CONNECTING STEM EDUCATION AND STUDENT TRAVEL

Popularity is rising for education models that focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and STEAM (which includes Art) education. So why not take that STEM curriculum outside of the classroom? STEM travel programs are a great way to connect international student travel experiences with your school’s STEM education plans. Through hands-on projects and real-world experiences, middle school or high school students will gain tangible skills and a meaningful learning experience. Expand your lessons beyond the classroom and connect STEM education with the greater world!

WHAT DOES A STEM TRAVEL PROGRAM LOOK LIKE?

On an international travel program, students are learning and using their new skills in hands-on projects. For example, participants may roll up their sleeves and dig into a water project for community homes in Nicaragua (engineering), or help with invasive species removal in Spain (science). They may also learn about micro-lending at a women’s co-op in Guatemala (math) or learn about marketing initiatives for a coffee farm in Costa Rica (technology). Finally, students will see how these important STEM topics connect to daily life for people around the globe. They gain first-hand real-world experience and increase their understanding of curriculum topics, all while becoming more globally aware.

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