Texas Tech University

Winter Raider Service Breaks

2 ttu studnets sit on the beach

Costa Rica: Sea Turtle Conservation

Date of Service Break: December 12-21, 2019

Total Trip Fee: $1600 (includes non-refundable $200 application fee) Does not include flights.

Trip Issue: Sea Turtle Conservation

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Ready to COMMIT to Costa Rica 2019?

    • Fill out the Service Breaks Application Form and pay the non-refundable $200 Application Fee.
      • This fee goes towards the total cost of your trip and SECURES your spot.
      • This fee is you COMMITTING to the Raider Service Break. (If you have questions prior to committing please schedule a meeting with the Raider Service Break Administrator)
    • The half payment of $700 is due on or before October 11th at 5pm .
    • Full payment of $1400 is due on or before November 22nd.

Once you begin making payments towards your trip these payments are non-refundable.

The total trip fee includes:

  • RSB t-shirt
  • RSB water bottle
  • All meals
  • Housing
  • In-country travel
  • In-country coordinators
  • In-country translator
  • Planned excursions
  • Planned educational programs


Why do we allow you to schedule your own flight?

Don't worry TrUE and the Raider Service Break Administrator will be with you every step of the way when preparing for your upcoming International RSB. The group and leaders will exchange travel plans so you can coordinate your flight with them; but we also realize you have many options when flying.

We realize flying out of Lubbock can be expensive so we want to make sure you have options! Prior to your trip we will have a "DESIGNATED TIME OF ARRIVAL" for your FINAL DESTINATION. You have the flexibility of which flight carrier you choose (Southwest, United, American etc.), as well as where you fly out of (Lubbock, Dallas, Houston, Austin etc.), just be sure you arrive to the final destination within the designated time. Once you arrive to your destination you will be reunited with the group and will be with the group the entire time while in-country!

If your flight is delayed don't worry! Our in country coordinators and RSB Administrator will be sure to plan accordingly in order to get you back with the group.

During this Raider Service Break we will be working with Verdiazul, a non-profit committed to the conservation and re-population of sea turtle species native to the Pacific coastline. 

Tasks vary and can always change depending on the needs of the organization. Beach clean up, reforestation, beautification projects (painting, building, etc.), night patrols, plant nursery management, and hatchery management are just a few tasks that might be asked of you.

This organization is also very involved in the small community that it calls home; so you can definitely expect to interact with its residents. Card & board games, soccer on the beach, musical chairs, and constant informal English and Spanish classes are just a few experiences that groups have had in the past.

Your RSB SERVICE WORK, is the number one priority! However along with your service you are experiencing the true meaning of "Pura Vida." Less than 1/2 a mile walk to the beach, working along side passionate individuals and groups with like-minded goals, learning about pertinent societal and environmental issues that Costa Rica faces, and experiencing amazing sunsets will truly provide you with TRANSFORMATIVE EXPERIENCES!

The work can be hard but the reward will be forever PRICELESS!

Make the Most of Winter Break!

We can't promise you will see these amazing creatures (though the last two years have not disappointed) but know every little task that you will do is vital in helping the organization, environment, and the turtles themselves have a brighter future!

Turtle in the sand. Costa rica service break. ttu true

Have questions?

If you have questions before signing up please call, email, or set up a meeting with the Raider Service Break Administrator: Jacy Proctor