Costa Rica

ASB-Costa Rica


Participants explore sustainability’s impact by visiting EARTH University, one of the globe’s most sustainable universities, as well as experiencing ecotourism and being immersed in local culture. To better understand ecotourism, trip participants engage with local micro-entrepreneurs who are part of People First Tourism’s growing network. A global initiative of NC State, People First Tourism’s mission connects people seeking genuine travel experiences with micro-entrepreneurs interested in earning income from sharing their communities, lives and skills with others. In addition to learning from the network’s existing entrepreneurs, student participants interview potential new entrepreneurs for the network. Additionally, participants will do various service with GlobeAware.

“My experience in Costa Rica was absolutely incredible. I was able to explore and stay in two amazing villages, as well as tour the beautiful rainforest of Universidad Earth. Because of this trip, I am more informed about environmental sustainability, biodiversity, and medicinal plants. Costa Rica has won a special place in my heart from this opportunity” -Toni C

“Going on an ASB trip is something I thought I would never chose to do. But after going to Costa Rica and connecting with people globally as well as locally at our university I can say it is one of the most humbling and exciting trips I’ve ever had” -Rachel S

Important Information:

  • Trip dates: March 6-14, 2020
  • Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Approximate cost: $2,200 – $2,600
  • Trip cost covers transportation, housing, and meals
  • Photos from previous trips