Gap Year Programs In Costa Rica

Why Take a Gap Year in Costa Rica

Costa Rica's incredibly varied topography means you can cruise the cloud forest one day, visit an active volcano the next, and finish relaxing on a hot sandy beach. Choice and variety are the name of the game here.

The country's huge variety of exotic animals, from howler monkeys to toucans, are common to see on a gap year throughout Central America's most varied landscape. The beaches are world class; the beauty is staggering and the sluggish pace seductive. It's a peaceful oasis in a stunning region.

It's also an active traveller's dream location, with surfing, hiking, snorkelling, zip lining and loads more! You can cruise the cloud forest one day, visit an active volcano the next, and finish relaxing on a hot sandy beach.

Costa Rica has some of the greatest biodiversity on earth, a feat made more impressive by the fact that it is such a tiny country. Costa Rica makes up only 0.03% of the world's land mass but is home to 5% of its biodiversity, more than 500,000 species can be found here. Around 25% of the country's territory is under some form of protection making it the perfect conservation destination.

Gap Year Programs in Costa Rica

If you're interested in a gap year in Costa Rica, the next step is to join one of our programs.

Calling all pioneers and nature enthusiasts! Join our unique multi-faceted project conserving Costa Rica's incredible coastal and marine biodiversity! Contribute to pioneering conservation work in 7 different research areas, both under water and on land!
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Journey through one of Central America’s hidden gems: Costa Rica.
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Train to become a PADI Advanced Open Water diver while learning practical marine science survey techniques.
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A new and exclusive skills training course at Gapforce, taking elements of our flagship Expedition Leader Training course into a shorter 3-week program focusing on practical Expedition Medicine.
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Become an internationally approved Dive and First Aid Instructor with Marine Expedition skills and great job options.
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Train to save the reefs and make island protection your career with real experience and full qualification.
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Werde Expeditionsleiter für die extremsten Regionen der Welt! Von erfahrenen Expeditionsleitern geschult wirst du nicht nur eine neue Karrieremöglichkeit auftun sondern auch dich selbst immens weiter entwickeln. Intensiv und absolut bereichernd!
Unterkunft, Mahlzeiten, Training und Support. Darüber hinaus erhalten Absolventen dieses Programmes bei erfolgreichem Kursabschluss und einem positiven, anschließendem Jobinterview die Möglichkeit Gapforce-Expeditionen zu leiten!
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