The ucalgarycares Culture and Community Development program has been provided in partnership with a Costa Rican NGO, VIDA Asociation Ambiantal since 2010 providing students with very unique experiences and knowledge. Students get to:
- Live with a host family, being fully immersed in Costa Rican culture
- Spend a night in an eco-cabin, learning about eco-tourism
- Learn about community development while volunteering with a local elementary school
Where: Isla Chira, Costa Rica
When: April 29-May 13, 2017
Examples of previous projects involve mixing and pouring cement by hand, painting, planting and other physical labour.