Program Details

AIDE Abroad’s international volunteer program in Costa Rica provides opportunities to educate local school children, help conservation efforts, or provide medical care and attention to local communities. Program participants will also have the opportunit
Location:
Alajuela, Costa Rica; Santa Cruz, Costa Rica; Angeles, Costa Rica; Heredia, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Work Types:
Environment, Social Services, Translation
Duration:
1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks

Program Overview

Program Description:
While volunteering in Costa Rica, you can explore the astonishing biodiversity for which this Central American country is known. Whether your interest is hiking, kayaking, surfing, zip-lining, or just relaxing on the beach, you will be able to combine some or all of these with your volunteer program. AIDE Abroad works with a variety of projects in Costa Rica, and we will work with you to place you in a project that will benefit both you and the local community.

AIDE Abroad’s international volunteer program in Costa Rica provides opportunities to educate local school children, help conservation efforts, or provide medical care and attention to local communities. Program participants will also have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in “Tico” culture and “pura vida,” the relaxing way of life that has made Costa Rica famous. We offer placements throughout the country, where participants will have the opportunity to both explore nature and live with a Costa Rican host family.

AIDE Abroad Volunteer Abroad Services: • Guaranteed volunteer placement prior to departure for Costa Rica • Detailed placement offer (including duties, responsibilities, and other relevant information) • Accommodation with a host family and meals • Pre-departure orientation and detailed handbook • Visa assistance (if needed) • Travel Medical Insurance • Airport pickup and transfer to accommodation • Arrival orientation • Full-time local representative in Costa Rica • 24/7 personal support and emergency number • Certificate of completion (upon request) • Assistance receiving service learning hours (check with your university advisor for requirements) • Language class placement (unless otherwise noted, class prices not included in program fee)
Setting Description:
AIDE Abroad believes that international service learning develops intercultural competence, as well as tolerance and understanding of circumstances and societies that are different from our own. Our aim is to build a worldwide community of global citizens who will be part of an ongoing intercultural conversation. Welcome aboard, and we hope that you enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Acceptance to our volunteer abroad program may be dependent upon age and Spanish language ability. We do offer in-country Spanish courses for those who would like to improve their Spanish before starting their volunteer program.

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