conservation focused 

Alternative Spring Break Trip

to costa rica

Saturday, March 21st to Sunday, March 29th, 2020


Application Deadline: Thursday, January 9th, 2020


















The Caltech Y is excited to seek applicants for our 2020 Alternative Spring Break trip to Costa Rica.  Join other Caltech students for a conservation focused spring break trip. There we will be working with a host organization OSA Conservation – which is dedicated to protecting the globally significant biodiversity of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula.  Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to explore another part of our planet and make a tangible difference in the world.


Named by National Geographic as “the most biologically intense place on earth,” the Osa Peninsula is a true jewel of land, water, and life; harboring 2.5% of the biodiversity of the entire planet. During the trip you will learn about ecosystem stewardship, creating sustainable economic opportunities for the community, and take part in shepherding baby green sea turtles across the sand to the ocean, within other projects.

Since the Conservation Focused ASB Trip is scheduled during spring break, we understand that some may not want to return to Los Angeles - opting to stay in Costa Rica or travel from there to other destinations.  To make this possible we are offering 2 options:


               Option 1:  Cost $1200       Round Trip Travel from, and returning to, Los Angeles (Caltech)


               Option 2:  Cost $1000       One Way Travel from Caltech (Los Angeles) to San Jose, Costa Rica


All options include lodgings, most meals, flights and ground transportation provided based on the option you choose. 


The Conservation Focused Alternative Spring Break Trip is possible thanks to generous funding from the Frank and Elsie Stefanko Fund, the George Housner Fund, and the Caltech Y. Questions may be directed to or in person at the Caltech Y (505 South Wilson – next to the Caltech Employees Federal Credit Union).


2020 Application Form

2020 Application Questions


Applications are due on Thursday, January 9th.
Applications are not considered complete until the Application Form and the answers to the Application Questions are submitted.  Email your responses to Space is limited.

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