Social Work Abroad Program (SWAP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to providing international learning opportunities for US-based social work students.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What should I pack?

While most everyday products are available in Costa Rica for a reasonable price, we suggest participants pack the following:


  • Passport
  • Mosquito and insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • First aid kit
  • Toiletries
  • Electricity adapter/converter
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Hot weather clothing
  • Swimsuit
  • Rain gear
  • Camera
  • Mobile phone
  • Flashlight
  • Shoes/boots for work and travel