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GLASS 2023

COSTA RICA

 

GLASS 2023
AT A GLANCE

Location: Costa Rica
Session 1: June 21st - 30th, 2023
Session 2: July 5th - 14th, 2023

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Our leadership curriculum is designed to help student-athletes cultivate the life skills learned through athletics.

SPORTS-PERFORMANCE TRAINING
Our daily sports-performance training is designed to help each student meet her current, unique athletic goals.

GLOBAL ADVENTURE
During GLASS, we embark on cultural and adventurous excursions including guided city tours, a catamaran tour, zip-lining, and surf lessons.

SERVICE-LEARNING
We support local nonprofits through a variety of service activities. Students serve in three culturally and demographically different locations.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Session 1: June 21st-30th, 2023
Session 2: July 5th-14th, 2022
Total: $2995

Included:

  • 3 meals per day

  • 9 nights lodging

  • Transportation in Costa Rica

  • GLASS leadership workshops

  • Sports-performance training

  • Service-learning clinics

  • Zipline excursion

  • Catamaran tour

  • Baldi Hot Springs

  • Surf lessons

  • GLASS t-shirt

  • GLASS journal

  • International Health Insurance

Not Included:

  • Round Trip Airfare

  • Passport fees (if applicable)

  • Baggage fees on flights

  • Personal expenses (i.e. souvenirs and snacks)

Payment:

A $250 deposit is required to reserve your spot. The remainder of the payments will be paid in installments.

Accommodations:

​San Jose: Best Western Plus Irazu (https://www.bestwesternpluscostarica.com/)

 

La Fortuna: Hotel Magic Mountain (https://www.hotelmagicmountain.com/en/)

 

Playa Potrero: Bahia Esmeralda (https://www.hotelbahiaesmeralda.com/en/)

Transportation:

We will travel around Costa Rica via private shuttles and charter busses.

Capacity:

Each session is capped at 36 students.

 

Early Bird Discount - Deposit before Dec. 15th for $500 off the program total.

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PROGRAM ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrival Day - Students arrive to San Jose International Airport. Our staff will be at the airport awaiting students' arrivals. Everyone will be checked in to our hotel and we'll conclude the evening with dinner!

Day 2 -
San Jose - Our first full day will start with typical Costa Rican breakfast––gallo pinto, fresh fruit, and eggs––then meet for Welcome & Orientation. In the afternoon, we'll complete our first workout and wrap-up the day with our first leadership workshop.

Day 3 -
San Jose - We'll start the day with a workout and then host our first sports clinic for local youth. Later, we'll depart for a guided city tour of San Jose and our final dinner in the capital city. We'll round out the day with our next leadership workshop and salsa lessons!

Day 4 -
La Fortuna - We leave early in the morning for La Fortuna––location of the famous Arenal Volcano! Upon arrival, we'll host our second sports clinic for local youth. In the afternoon, our Mentors will lead our daily workout and leadership workshop. In the evening, we'll visit Baldi Hot Springs for dinner and relaxation!


Day 5 - La Fortuna - In the morning, we'll zip-line and hike through the rainforest––viewing the La Fortuna waterfall from above and ground-level! Following our adventurous morning, we'll conclude the day with downtime and a leadership workshop.

Day 6 - 
Playa Potrero - We'll hit the road early again, en route for Playa Potrero––a local Costa Rican beach town. Once we arrive to Potrero we'll acclimate ourselves to our final home base with a town tour and beach visit! We'll soak in the last hour of sun with a sunset beach workout and round out the day with leadership.

Day 7 -
Playa Potrero - In the morning, we'll volunteer at Barbara's Cat & Dog Shelter. In the afternoon, we'll host our third sports clinic. During our leadership for the day, our Mentors will facilitate a service-learning reflection to capture key learnings from the service component of the program.

Day 8 -
Playa Potrero - We'll start the day with early morning surf lessons! After some time to rest and recuperate, our Mentors will lead an early afternoon leadership workshop. We'll conclude with souvenir shopping, dinner, and sunset viewing in a nearby town called Playa Brasilito.

Day 9 -
Playa Potrero - Our final full-day, we'll begin with our last leadership workshop and workout. In the afternoon, we'll spend the day at sea on a sunset catamaran tour. Our program will conclude with a GLASS Wrap-Up, hosted by our staff.

Day 10 - Departure Day
 - Students will be accompanied by staff to Liberia International Airport for departure.

The itinerary components will stay the same; however, the exact day and times of each activity will change slightly. The finalized itinerary will be scheduled around our service activities.

 
 

GLASS

TEAM

Our GLASS program is directed by three of our full-time Beyond Sports staff members. Silvia and Megan live in Costa Rica year-round and are our local directors during GLASS operations. You can learn more about our program directors on our team page. Each program is also staffed by GLASS Mentors -- standout, recently graduated collegiate athletes. Our 2023 GLASS Mentors will be announced in the Spring!

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Silvia Betancourt

Costa Rica Site Director

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Megan Theiller

Director of Operations

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Annika Wachtman

Director of Development

 

NEXT STEPS

1.

Apply Online

We look for students who are invested in their personal growth and eager to learn more about the transformative power of sport.

2.

Connect with Us

Once admitted, you are paired with a staff member to answer your questions and help you begin the registration process.

3.

Register & Deposit

A $250 deposit reserves your spot in a GLASS session. The full payment is not due at registration. Payment plans are available.

Early Bird Discount - Deposit before Dec. 15th for $500 off the program total.