Fernie Secondary School is partnering with GVI to embark on an adventure to Costa Rica, and we’d love for you to join us!
We know that deciding to join an expedition abroad is a big decision – that’s why we’re giving you all the information you need to feel confident and get excited about what’s ahead.
Read more about the program below, sign up to join our information evening – and then reserve your spot to join this trip of a lifetime.
Don’t miss out on this life-changing opportunity. Apply today to secure your spot!
In March 2026, the GVI team is taking students from Fernie Secondary School on a 10-day expedition to Gandoca in Costa Rica!
What to expect from your expedition:
We’re inviting all Fernie Secondary School parents and students who are interested in joining this expedition to Costa Rica, to attend our information evening.
The information evening will be hosted on 27 February 2024 and will provide you with all the information you need. You’ll also get the chance to ask all your questions!
What the information evening will cover:
The cost of the 10-day Costa Rica expedition for Fernie Secondary School is $3895.
To see exactly what your program fee will cover, take a look at the standard inclusions below. For a more detailed list, visit the “what’s included?” tab.
Can I fundraise for my program?
Yes, many participants have successfully raised funds to cover their program fee. We have a comprehensive Fundraising Manual to guide you through the process.
What are the payment options available for this trip?
We have three different payment options: full payment upfront, instalment plan and fundraising plan. Visit our payment plan page for more information on these options.
How do I know my spot has been secured?
Once you apply, you will be asked to process at least a deposit payment to secure your spot after which you will be contacted by a dedicated support coordinator.
What is the minimum group size?
We require a minimum of 12 students to guarantee the group’s departure.
What happens if we don’t meet the minimum group size?
We will do everything we can to ensure the trip still goes ahead! In the event that this number is not achieved, we will discuss alternative arrangements, which could be a surcharge, merging with another group or joining an under-18 program with GVI. Your fee remains refundable up until the point a group is confirmed. Please refer to our terms and conditions for more information.
Are flights & travel insurance included?
In most cases, flights and travel insurance are not included unless otherwise stipulated by your GVI representative
What is the staff to student ratio?
GVI has a 1:12 staff to student ratio. Our average chaperone to student ratio of 2:12.
The GVI team are experts in purpose-driven group travel and would love to help you! If you have any further questions regarding this expedition, please email us at [email protected].