2016 Program Details

Summer Sessions
Session 1: June 6 – June 12
Session 2: June 13 – June 19 
Session 3: August 2 - August 8

Tuition: $1695
Ages 14–18
*International airfare is not included in the program price


  • Helping to bring lacrosse to the community of Samara
  • Surf lessons and board rentals
  • Jungle Trekking
  • Exhibition Lacrosse Games
  • Jungle Canopy Zip-Lining
  • Volunteer Projects
  • Sea-Kayaking
  • Beach Yoga

“It was an amazing experience getting to play lacrosse with the local kids. Seeing the kids smile when there holding a lax stick is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. Surf, lacrosse, volunteering and Costa Rica . . . what could be better?” —Nate Nelson, Spofford, New Hampshire


Costa Rica Lacrosse and Service

Student Cultural Exchange’s “Lacrosse and Service” program represents a unique opportunity for young lacrosse players to work on their skills and simultaneously give back to the game in an inspiring tropical setting. Participants in the program will split their time between practicing their lacrosse skills on different well-kept fields in the Costa Rican landscape, teaching the sport to children in the local communities we visit, and taking advantage of the natural beauty of Costa Rica with various fun, adventurous outdoor activities.

The Lacrosse As part of the lacrosse coaching component, our travelers teach young Costa Ricans the basic mechanics of the game, including throwing, catching, ground balls, and the other simple rules of the game. As the 8-day program progresses, the lacrosse lessons become more complex and incorporate fast breaks and full-field scrimmages. Our travelers will also play lacrosse themselves in small 3v3 scrimmages so the Costa Rican youths can see how the game is meant to be played! At the conclusion of the program, our American travelers donate any equipment – from sticks to helmets and gloves – that they were able to bring to Costa Rica.

Outdoor Activities The tropical climate of Playa Samara and Puerto Jiminez provides ample opportunity for varied, exciting outdoor activities. Taking advantage of the lush jungle and beautiful beaches is an important element of our trips. Every day is filled with a different exciting activity, including ziplining, jungle treks, surf lessons, and beach yoga. Please note that the safety of our travelers is always our first priority, from the planning and design of programs to the implementation and completion of our adventures. Our deep knowledge of Costa Rica as well as our close relationship with expert guides translates to the safest possible experience for our travelers.