Ever thought of becoming the next Ray Mears or Bear Grylls? Now you can with Outward Bound Costa Rica’s professional outdoor leader course. You can earn academic credits, become an outdoor professional & compete for a paid internship in Costa Rica. Get 10% off now when you book through bbmlive.com
Become a Professional Outdoor Leader
Are you interested in learning to set up camp under the stars in the rainforest? Organising rescues and becoming an outdoor guide? Earning your scuba diving certification and diving at night to see bioluminescence in Panama? You can do all these things and earn academic credits with the Outdoor Leader Semester program at Outward Bound Costa Rica.
Develop leadership skills as you delve into field of outdoor education through both technical and soft-skill training. Using Outward Bound’s holistic approach to experiential education, you’ll gain self-awareness while participating in varying leadership roles.
In addition to earning seven internationally recognised certifications (see list below), this course offers an in-depth study of the Outward Bound educational model. Explore off the beaten path spots in Costa Rica and Panama as you hike through the rainforest, whitewater raft rushing rivers, scuba dive, and more.
Top alumni will have the opportunity to return for a paid internship with us during our high season and gain real field experience in both Costa Rica and Panama.
If you want to learn more about instructors who Outward Bound Costa Rica are now working with thanks to participating in the Outdoor Leader Semester, watch videos from our instructors Bailey and Ilia on our Youtube Channel.
Outdoor Leader Certifications offered:
- Wilderness First Responder (Outward Bound Costa Rica)
- CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer(American Red Cross)
- Whitewater Rescue Technician (Rescue 3 International)
- Technical Rope Rescue: Operations Level (Rescue 3 International)
- Whitewater Raft Guide License Class I-II or III (International Rafting Federation)
- Scuba Diver or Advanced Scuba Diver Certification (National Association of Underwater Instructors)
- Waterfront Lifeguarding (American Red Cross)
To become an outstanding outdoor leader, get out your comfort zone and make sure you are one of the most qualified professional in the industry, join the Outdoor Leader Semester. If you have any questions about this or another program, contact Outward Bound Costa Rica. You can stay in touch with their community to get more advice on travelling and making your time abroad meaningful by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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