Student Trip to Costa Rica

The Show Me Costa Rica projects aims to provide an international learning experience focused on biology and Spanish related excursions for students at Central Visual and Performing Arts High school in St. Louis Public School District.

All of these students would be having their first international experience and for the majority of them it would be their first time out of the state.  For all of my students because of their financial situations, the possibility of experiencing a new culture, language, part of the world is only something they could have dreamed about. My students have a once in a lifetime opportunity to step out of their comfort zone and challenge themselves to expand their worldview as a participant of this special project. The Show Me Costa Rica Project offers students the opportunity to explore beyond their own community by gaining cross-cultural immersion and understanding. Additionally, students will study different forms of life first-hand that cannot be found in the United States. For a group of determined students, it is hard to imagine a more exciting opportunity to engage in experiential learning while developing a deeper understanding of themselves and their goals in an international landscape.

(Students learning about the different ecosystems they will see in Costa Rica) 

This website is to raise money for the group-fundraising portion of the trip. While students are required to individually fundraise a small portion of the cost, over 80% of the cost of the trip is raised through groupfundraising

(Students selling coffee as part of a group fundraising event). 

Please consider any amount to donate ($5, $10, $25, etc.), it would be greatly appreciated! I know my students and I are extremely grateful for your belief in the value of international educational experiences and in your belief in a group of incredible at-promise youth in St. Louis.

Description taken from The Show Me Costa Rica Facebook Page. Visit here: Show Me Costa Rica Project Facebook


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  • Richard Mann 
    • $150 
    • 35 mos
  • Phyllis Sher  
    • $20 
    • 36 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 36 mos
  • Susan Mann 
    • $15 
    • 36 mos
  • Jessica Watson 
    • $20 
    • 36 mos
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Michelle Davidson 
St Louis, MO
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