Experience Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a small, stunningly beautiful country that contains approximately five percent of the world’s biodiversity. It is a land of native, free roaming monkeys, hundreds of species of colorful birds, and a series of diverse microclimates. El Jobo, located on the North Pacific coast, is on a small peninsula and was once a remote fishing town. Today, with the addition of a large resort and a general influx of tourism to the country, things are beginning to change

We offer a sea turtle and ray research volunteer program, study abroad programs, and internship opportunities in Costa Rica!


To ensure that the Green, Olive Ridley, and Hawksbill sea turtles remain protected from poachers, critical information regarding their behaviors and precise locations are much needed. Information is key to long term sustainability, and with IOI, volunteers play a pivotal role when it comes to spreading the word.

Study Abroad

Study abroad is a key and central part of what we do at IOI. Our faculty-led programs are custom designed to fit every university’s needs while also emphasizing cultural exchange, service learning, and language immersion. 

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