Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education - Event Information
International Certifications Outdoor Leader Semester Course @ Costa Rica & Panama
Wilderness Medicine Paddling
International Certification Outdoor Leader Semester is a course based in Costa Rica and Panama. This Outward Bound Costa Rica course combines seven internationally-recognized certifications and an in-depth study of the Outward Bound Costa Rica's experiential educational model. Participants can enroll to the whole semester course (65 days) and earn all seven certifications or, alternatively, enroll to just a portion of the course and earn one or more specific certifications.
Ages: 17 and up
Wilderness First Responder (A.S.H.I.)
CPR for Professional Rescuer (A.S.H.I.)
River Guide Level III (I.R.F.)
White Water Rescue Technician (Rescue 3)
SCUBA (or Advanced) Diver (N.A.U.I.)
Recreational Rappel Operator (Rescue 3)
Waterfront Life-Guarding (American Red Cross)
Participants to the full 65-course are eligible for 10 academic credits, an an Independent Study program or as a transfer from our partner Western Colorado University.
Download our Academic Credit Packet for more information.
2/8/2019 - 4/14/2019
All day and night as much of course is field based
Outward Bound Costa Rica Rainforest Reserve Rio Tiribi, Calle Pizote San Ramon de Tres Rios, Co 02070
Learn to set up belay systems for technical tree climbing and jungle waterfall rappelling, organize rescues, provide wilderness medical care, guide rafts down world-class tropical rivers, lead groups through the Costa Rican rainforest, and scuba dive in Caribbean waters during this comprehensive technical skills training course. Seven internationally-recognized certifications and an in-depth study of the Outward Bound educational model are integrated into the program to make you a desirable instructor or guide for various organizations throughout the world.
Students who show exceptional skills during this course are invited to join us as Field Instructor Interns during our high season, June through August.
17 and up
Dates: Spring 2019: February 8 - April 14 Fall 2019: September 20 - November 24
$9,300 USD (includes all in-country costs including meals, transportation, didactic materials, accommodation, certification fees. The only expenses participants are responsible for are flights and extra spending money)