Ah, Costa Rica: where you can hike through rainforests or up volcanoes, see a variety of wild animals in their natural habitat and live a relaxed and easygoing life surrounded by friendly people and amazing scenery.

But, if you are busy going to school for your degree, can you travel around Costa Rica and experience all that it has to offer?

The simple answer is, yes, you can.

Follow the tips below to get started.

Enroll in an Online Degree Program

The great thing about technology today is the fact that you can do just about anything from anywhere, provided that you have an internet connection. So if you want to travel to Costa Rica but you also want to go to school at the same time, you can enroll in one of the many schools that offer online degree programs. For example, if you want to become a business tax professional, you can enroll in an online MST program to get your online master in taxation degree from anywhere in the world, including Costa Rica.

Dive into a Study Abroad Program

A study abroad program could be another way to enjoy the beauty of Costa Rica while going to school. See if your university or college offers a study abroad opportunity, and ask them if they are planning on heading to Costa Rica. If they are, you are in luck. You may only study abroad for a year or a semester, but it will be worth it.

In addition to asking your school about study abroad programs, you can also head abroad to live in Costa Rica temporarily while you attend school there. This will require that you do your research into the universities available and the programs that they offer. If you can find the right school with the right program at the right price, and if you are ready to move abroad for a few years, this may be the right option for you.

Volunteer or Intern in Costa Rica

Another way to travel around Costa Rica while studying for a degree would be by applying for an internship there. Again, you can ask your university for these types of opportunities, but don’t forget that you can also ask businesses and organizations if they have internship opportunities available. Not only will you be able to experience Costa Rica but you will also be developing in-demand skills and getting credits at the same time.

In addition to internships, there are also volunteer opportunities in Costa Rica that you can take advantage of while you are studying. These can also teach you valuable skills, help you network with amazingly talented people, and give you the chance to really immerse yourself in what the country has to offer.

No matter how you make your way to Costa Rica, the point is to take in the experience while also ensuring you give yourself enough time to study and excel in school. Before you know it, you will have a degree and lot of memories of a one-of-a-kind place.


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