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EXPLORE COSTA RICA

#1 STUDY ABROAD DESTINATION IN LATIN AMERICA

experience this tropical paradise yourself while studying with GLP.

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Biodiversity

Costa Rica is home to 5% of the world’s biodiversity.  850 birds, 205 mammals, 160 amphibians,  220 reptiles, +35,000 insects, 10,000+ trees and plants

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Pura Vida

More than an expression of happiness, optimism, and simple living, "Pura Vida" is rooted to our culture. Costa Rica is the #1 Happiest Country in the World (2021 Happy Planet Index) 

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Tourism

The leading industry in Costa Rica is tourism, which includes: ecotourism, gastronomy, education (study abroad),  medical, and adventure, among others

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Culture

Here you find a blend of indigeneous traditions with Spanish influence, combined with Afro-Costarricans of Jamaican heritage, Asian populations, and immigrants from all over the world

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Environment

Over 25% of its land is protected.

Costa Rica has two coasts (Pacific and Caribbean),

5 Active Volcanoes, 32 National Parks,

51 Wildlife Refuges, and 12 Distinct Ecosystems

Energía sostenible

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Costa Rica has been recognized worldwide for its contributions and commitment to sustainability.

-2019 UN Champions of the Earth Award Winners

-2021 Earthshot Prize Winners

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Weather

Annual average temperatures range from 70-80°F (21-27°C) We have two seasons: "Summer" (Dry) and Green Season. There is great weather year round

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Safety

Recognized as a safe and secure country

(most peaceful country in Central America)

With a stable, long-standing democracy,

and no army since 1948