Our Service Expeditions
Central American Service Expeditions has a close relationship with a number of communities throughout Central America. Each one is different in terms of the activities offered and the service work which is done. However all of them reflect the CASE commitment to promote meaningful cultural exchange and challenging community service. A service expedition with CASE is designed to ensure that it is much more than volunteer labor in another part of the world. We strive to provide opportunities for students to learn about what life is like in the cities and villages of Central America, and to develop relationships with the people students will come to know during their travels and work. Our goal is that at the end of the service expedition students will know more about their world and themselves.
New Expedition! Alternative Energy Production!
CASE is excited to announce the addition of a new service expedition which explores the sustainable energy revolution! This trip allows you to see first hand how different types of sustainable energy are produced in Central America. The trip is perfect for teachers who want to expand their STEM/STEAM courses or provide students the chance to learn about alternatives to fossil fuels. This innovative service expedition includes discussions with experts, meaningful service opportunities, intercultural exchange with the local community, and recreational visits to hot springs, the beach, and a canopy tour! Please contact us for a detailed itinerary and to see how the trip can be adjusted to complement topics teachers are exploring in class.
In Costa Rica you can experience the grandeur of the tropical rainforest, help conserve endangered sea turtles, swim in pristine beaches, glide on a zipline through the forest canopy, see a big Central American city up close, or visit the crater of an active volcano with a professional volcanologist. CASE runs trips to a community in the Yorkin indigenous territiories in Costa Rica's Caribbean, to a rural farming community in the mountains above the Pacific Ocean, and to turtle conservation beach camps on the Atlantic. You have the choice of staying with local families or rustic lodges run by the community.