About Molly Alden-Rabenau

Molly has 10+ years of experience as a classroom teacher and service-learning coordinator planning student trips to Costa Rica, and has lived and worked in Costa Rica for over 15 years. In 2006, she fulfilled a dream of hers and co-founded Costa Rica Explorations, an authentic cultural-immersion, service-based educational student travel program, that continues to be one of the most respected and trusted High School and Middle School student programs offered within Costa Rica.

All articles by Molly Alden-Rabenau:

Choose Turrialba, Costa Rica, for an Authentic Cross-Cultural Student Experience

turrialba, costa rica

Costa Rica is a popular destination for students seeking an educational and authentic cross-cultural Spanish-immersion experience. Because Costa Rica is peaceful and stable, has a rich history and is a worldwide trendsetter in environmental sustainability, it’s a great country to explore — and is the perfect place to learn more about yourself in the process. […]

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Costa Rica School Trip: Benefits & Reasons to Visit

Costa Rica School Trip (waterfall)

Costa Rica is beloved by people from just about any walk of life – nature lovers, thrill seekers, wellness travelers – but its offerings for educators and students are truly beyond compare. A Costa Rica school trip provides access to the outstanding biodiversity, breathtaking scenery and vibrant culture that all visitors enjoy, while also connecting […]

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Researching Student Travel Agencies: What to Consider

Are you a student, teacher or parent looking to travel abroad and don’t know where to begin? Planning international travel is a big undertaking. For many student travelers, it will be the first time that the student will be traveling internationally, independent from his/her family. Also, international student travel is an incredible financial undertaking as […]

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“Ticos in the Snow!” An Inter-Cambio Story

Since 2005, Costa Rica Explorations, aka, CRE has been bringing small groups of North American students to Costa Rica on authentic, cross-cultural, service-based, adventure-learning experiences. Molly Alden started her career in Costa Rica just over 10 years ago. For the first three years she worked as a teacher at the bilingual CATIE Escuela InterAmericana in […]

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