Discover the wildlife and ecology of another country during a high school summer abroad.

Acquire entirely new perspectives on critical environmental challenges, diverse ecological systems, and natural resource conservation and sustainability. Explore ecological wonders and the cultures and communities to which they are connected. Discover the rich biodiversity of a country as you travel through it and learn about earth sciences and marine biology. Focus on sustainable food production methods, and explore the rich history, traditions, and communities behind unique regional cuisines.

See animals such as lions, elephants, monkeys, seals, sea turtles, and tropical birds in their natural habitats. Explore mountains, caves, deserts, marshes, rivers, coastlines, forests, and waterfalls. Activities you may experience include sailing, hiking, horseback riding, camping, zip-lining, and snorkeling.

  • Argentina

    Argentina: Community Service & the Great Outdoors

    Get to know Argentina while exploring mountains on horseback, hiking through the countryside, rafting river rapids, and camping in the rustic outdoors. Complete service projects beneficial to the local community.

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  • Costa Rica

    Costa Rica (4 weeks): Biodiversity, Ecology & Sustainability

    The rainforest is your classroom as you learn about conservation in the country with the highest density of biodiversity on Earth. Witness sea turtles and other wildlife. Hike, zip-line, and swim along the way.

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  • Costa Rica

    Costa Rica (2 weeks): Biodiversity, Ecology & Sustainability

    Hike, paddle, and zipline through Costa Rica’s diverse ecosystems. Witness firsthand the country’s environmental conservation programs with sea turtles and other wildlife.

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  • Ecuador

    Ecuador: The Galápagos Islands & the Andes

    Explore Ecuador’s natural wonders, from the Andes mountains to the Amazon basin and the Galápagos archipelago. See seals in their natural habitat and snorkel, hike a volcano, and take in the vast biodiversity.

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  • Mexico

    Mexico: Marine Biology in the Caribbean & Baja Peninsula

    Dive into Mexico’s lively marine environments as you travel from the coast to the jungle. Snorkel in some of the world’s most diverse waters, observe sea turtles and sea lions in their natural habitats, and hike through ancient ruins.

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  • Vietnam

    Vietnam: Ecology from Coast to Jungle

    Journey through diverse ecological systems and immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture. Float through mangrove forests and explore marine ecology while learning about current challenges to the conservation of Vietnam’s natural environments.

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