"It was amazing. The leaders were competent, experienced, and able to manage all the issues that came up including but not limited to food preferences, allergies, social complexities, and travel hiccups beyond their control. The program was immersive in a very authentic way; our teens were partnered with local kids to speak Spanish; learn about culture, rituals and traditions; build structures; travel to swimming holes and beaches; and play tons of survivor-type games. What the teens learned was that no matter how different our lives might be in different parts of the world, there are things that we have in common. We are so glad to have been able to give our daughter this opportunity."
Five-stars in every way possible. Our daughter participated in Bushika Adventures' two-week trip to Boruca as a newly graduated 8th grader/rising high school freshman in summer 2019, and not only had a highly enjoyable and highly educational experience, but returned home a more confident, more competent and more caring young woman. Bushika Adventures provides young people with the life-changing opportunity for world travel without parents, but with strong support and a warm, welcoming community with which to connect while exploring the possibilities that lie beyond our comfortable East Bay bubble. Our daughter is eager to return someday to Boruca and to discover what treasures the rest of the world holds in store as well. Interested parents: this is more than an exciting experience for young people; this is brilliance at a bargain price.
By John Goodwin