Costa Rica is simply unique; despite sharing a similar history with its neighbors, it is considered the most politically stable country in Latin America as well as an example on how to foster social innovation and economic development trough a “green” economy.

You will travel around Costa Rica learning about topics in social entrepreneurship, sustainable business, environmental issues and human rights while experiencing the cold breezes of the cloud forest, the laid back lifestyle of the beach and the warm hospitality of the local people.  We will be meeting with local grassroots organizations, artisan groups, and social enterprises, as well as sharing knowledge with local leaders and engaging in hands-on activities.  This exploratory one week program is designed to break new ground, evaluating potential opportunities and to developing a platform for future collaborations between local initiatives, Social Entrepreneur Corps, and our sister organization Community Enterprise Solutions.

Spring Break Impact

We build programs!  Put together a group of at least 6 people and contact us.

Two Week Summer Jump-Start

Do you want to expand your boundaries, gain new perspective, challenge yourself, and have a unique experience abroad before you take on your internship or job for the summer?  The Summer Jump-Start program provides university students an opportunity to travel to Costa Rica or Chiapas, Mexico and join the Social Entrepreneur Corps team for two weeks.  You’ll live with homestay families, put your Spanish to the test in conversational settings, and immerse yourself in local communities while engaging with social innovations that empower local constituents and make a social impact.


Cost: $1,700

Begins/Ends: San Jose

Dates: May 15 – May 27