Hyde Center for Global Education

Costa Rica

The Arrupe Division and the Hyde Center for Global Education, in collaboration with Explorica Tours, are happy to once again offer an end-of-year travel opportunity to Costa Rica!
BC High faculty will lead the trip and students will travel to a volcano, hot springs, kayak across a lake, visit local a local school and zip line through the tropical forest. They will also study a broad range of flora, fauna, and ecosystems at Costa Rica’s national parks, institutes, and reserves. The trip has some connections to the 7th grade curriculum.

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  • Program Dates

    This program will depart on approximately June 12 and return on June 20, although these dates may vary up to 3 days to allow for flexibility with airfare.
  • Eligibility & Application Process

    All 7th and 8th graders are eligible to apply.

    The registration process is through Explorica Tours and can be completed by using this link:
  • Program Costs

    The cost of this program is $2640. However, for students who register before October 7, Explorica offers a $100 discount, and for students who register before the end of September, Explorica offers an additional $50 discount. To receive the $100 discount you must use the promotion code Waves100 when registering. Please note that when registering, you are asked to choose whether or not you want to participate in a Folklore Evening – we have already decided to choose that option and it is ALREADY included in this price. This price includes round-trip airfare, all transportation, sightseeing tours and site visits, all hotels with private bathrooms, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, full-time multi-lingual tour director. Price does NOT include airport meals, luggage fees, passport fees and any personal expenses throughout the program. A separate $75 program fee should be made payable to BC High.

Have a Question?

Contact Daniel Carmody, Executive Director of the Hyde Center, at

At A Glance

Program: Explorica Tours

Year Program Established: 2013

Program Theme: Cultural Immersion

Length of Stay: 9 - 11 Days

Language Requirements: None