Registration Process

Tropical Field Research Program (Other programs, if you've been on 1st year program, please register by paying deposit below for the program you are interested in. New to SOC? please email:

  1. Students fill in application form and submit to their teacher/group leader with $150 check or pay the fee online (see below) and submit the online payment receipt to your teacher. 

  2. Students fill in detailed registration form and parents/guardians E-sign waivers (SOC will send form and waiver link via email).

  3. To obtain recommendations for vaccinations students/parents should check with the: US Center for Disease Control Costa Rica Recommendations

  4. Families should decide if they would like to purchase 3rd party student travel insurance to recover any payments, in the event an unforeseen emergency arises. Refunds for program payments are available only through insurer.​

  5. Students decide if they would like to fundraise for part of their trip cost by selling Costa Rica coffee: They meet with their group's Coffee Coordinator to obtain coffee inventory.

  6. Families may pay remaining program tuition funds either by paying in full or electing the Nov-April monthly payment plan options for summer programs).

NOTE: Individual Applicants (not part of a pre-existing program) either join a group from their area if there is capacity or help start a group from their high school. Please contact us at for help initiating a new program. 

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