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who we are


   The Osa Institute is an international education and experience provider and biological research station. Since 2011 we have provided affordable, valuable, positively impactful programs, and short and long-term study abroad programs that enable participants to enhance both personal and community development as well as achieve various academic endeavors while providing opportunities and lessons that build interpersonal, time-management, problem-solving, and adaptability skills that will aid in future career development.
Our institute is conveniently located between the Corcovado National Park and Piedras Blancas National Park in the Forrestal Reserve of the Sweet Gulf (Golfo Dule) on the Osa Peninsula known as “The most biologically intense place on earth”- National Geographic. All of these attributes make our station an excellent option to conduct biological and ecological field research with us in this remote corner of Costa Rica which harbors 2.5% of the biodiversity of the entire planet in less than a thousandth of a percent of its total surface area.
Our facility offers a center of studies for a wide range of disciplines for both university credit-seeking and non-credit seeking students, volunteers, interns, civil scientists, field courses, student groups, researchers, teachers, conservation trips and other visitors. 
Logistics management in-country is offered through: 
Orientations (pre-departure and in-country)
Project management with on-site staff coordinating and implementing along side participants
Accommodations and Meal plans
Emergency services assistance
Academic credit assistance and support 
Supplemental excursions and classes with a variety of focuses (Spanish conversation, Latin dance, Latin cuisine, yoga, surf, etc.) 
Itinerary creation and implementation
Program coordination with adaptation in all phases (pre-arrival, in-country, post-departure support)


We handle everything you need. From flights and accommodations to program management and so much more. We make your journey to Costa Rica stress free. All you have to do is travel!



You’ll stay on-site at our facility. Our facility consists of dormitory-style and private rooms. 


Travel Management & Transportation

We take care of all of your transportation logistics. All you have to worry about is whether you want the Stroopwafels or Biscoff cookies.

Meal Plans

Meals are included in your stay. We have meals planned out and will cater to any dietary needs or restrictions you may have.

Program Management

Don’t know what to expect or do? No worries! We efficiently plan out itineraries to ensure the best experience possible for you!


Academic Courses

What better way to gain credits for courses than studying abroad! We provide administrative assistance to all study abroad students in their transfer-in credits to their home institutions. 


24/7 Emergency Service Assistance

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