Plant trees and learn Spanish in the Rainforest!
'Work & Learn' in Costa Rica
- Do you want to get away from everyday life to experience something special?
- Have you ever thought about protecting Rainforest, but you could not realize that dream yet?
- What about spending your holidays in a meaningful way and creating something extraordinary, leaving positive traces?
- Have you ever felt the desire to see, smell and hear the Rainforest?
- Would you like not just to read about the difficulties of development work, but also to get to know the efforts, which are rendered every day by means of various project works, in which you are invited to take part?
... if so, we've got something for you:
Join a 'Work & Learn'-workshop organized by ARBOFILIA in Costa Rica: learning Spanish combined with reasonable work-experience preserving threatened Rainforest.
For such workshops we will arrange placements in Costa Rica for you and all other participants between April and August. The most important concern is of course your participation in one of the projects to restore destroyed ecosystems. The organisation offers three different possibilities:
from 130 US$
|WORK & LEARN|
and learn Spanish
from 275 US$
from 375 US$
Last year we organized the first 'Work & Learn'-Workshop, which was performed by ARBOFILIA in Costa Rica. The organisation has planted trees for many years to create the biological corridor of "Carara-Potenciana", which is located in the region "Pacifico Central" near the Carara national park.
Carara-Potenciana is one of the most complex accumulations of tropical forests: the spectrum ranges from dry to humid forests, from lowland rainforests to cloud forests. For thousands of years Carara-Potenciana connected the ecosystems between the cloud forests and the mangroves at the Pacific Coast. Within the last twenty years cattle breeding and destructive development have separated the ecosystem of the mangroves and the cloud forests. However, Carara-Potenciana will remain a so-called "hot spot of diversity", that is a region with a great wealth of biodiversity in a relatively small area. Arbofilia constantly tries to link these small, isolated green islands by setting up restoration/planting projects.
If you want to get an impression of this special region or the activities of the organisation, please take a look at some of the pictures or read our two-sided report (in German language only) 'Exhausting but good: Planting trees in Costa Rica' available as pdf-file.
|Prices for accomodation and food and optional language course |
Indications in US $ - in () reduced price for students/ unemployed
| ||only WORK||WORK & LEARN||only LEARN|
|1 week||205 (175)||410 (350)||530 (470)|
|2 weeks||400 (335)||800 (680)||1030 (925)|
|3 weeks||570 (480)||1160 (980)||1490 (1315)|
|Extension per week costs||160 (130)||330 (275)||425 (375)|
The prices cover the pick-up at the next bus station (Orotina), accommodation and food and -in case of having chosen- the language course. The courses with different levels will only be held with at least four participants in each course. The flight to Costa Rica as well as the transfer to Orotina are at the participant's expenses.
Pick-ups from the airport can be arranged and cost 30 US$ per person (at least 60 US$ each pick-up).
Furthermore we recommend a voluntary duty for CO2 emission, which pollutes the atmosphere during the flight. This small fee should be donated to Arbofilia and will directly support reforestation. The fee can be determined depending on the distance travelled and means of transportation. Calculations can be done on Atmosfair.com
The program starts (in Costa Rica) at the beginning of April (a precise date will be arranged with the participants). The organisation offers courses in three week units until August. |