About The 2017 Application


  • Applications open at 8am on Oct. 5th and can be online here:
  • All applications must be submitted  before 11pm on Nov. 2, 2016 New: November 4th by 12pm, noon
  • For your application to be considered complete, candidates must also submit a resume or a list of activities/awards to Kabria Allen-Ziaee at

Quick Program Facts

providing pathwaysApplication Process:

  • Application- available at: and is due Nov. 4th by 12pm, noon
  • Resume/Activities- due by 12pm, noon on Nov. 4th to
  • Selected applicants are invited to an interview- Mid November
  • Finals offers sent- late Nov./Early Dec.

Program Dates: Winter 2017-Spring 2017

Program Costa: $1,500 * paid in installments; payment plans and funding options available

 Participants/Staff Involved in Trip

  • 14 Student Participants
  • 1 Student Coordinator assisting with program academics
  • 1 Student Coordinator assisting with social media and outreach
  • 1 staff member serving as Program Director
  • 1 staff member serving as the Program Coordinator

Required Program Retreat

January 2017-hosted at the Irvine Outdoor Education Center aimed to facilitate positive team development and introduce students to concepts on sustainability and build cultural competency.

In-Country Time Costa Rica

costa rica program10 days in Costa Rica over Spring Break 2017 visiting a rural farm town (Mastatal) and a coastal community (Hacienda Baru).  While in Costa Rica, students conduct research on a topic they selected winter quarter.

Academic ComponentThe author with student Isaac at the primary school

  • Total: 6 units of academic credit
  • 2 units winter quarter, 4 units spring quarter
  • 100 hours of civic engagement/work

For questions, please email Kabria Allen-Ziaee at