Fourteen students at Nevis High School and five adults will be heading to Costa Rica Nov. 23.

“We are so excited,” teacher and trip coordinator Jodi Sandmeyer said. “We have been learning about the history, culture, geography and government to prepare students for the trip and give them background on what they will see and be doing.”

The trip will give students the opportunity to explore another culture and see a diverse environment that includes beaches, volcanoes and rainforests.

Sandmeyer’s is a veteran traveler, having led previous groups of Nevis students on trips to Peru, Russia, Germany, Austria, Washington D.C., New York, and the West Coast.

Highlights on the trip agenda include a trip to Arenal Volcano National Park, a visit to a local school, a day at the Santa Elena Biological Reserve and Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and a coffee plantation tour.

There will also be some opportunities for fun in the sun, including a visit to the beach, a canopy zip line tour, a boat ride through a mangrove forest and a Sarchi craft village visit.

Sandmeyer said she hopes the students will return with a greater appreciation for another culture, language and environment.