Program Details

API offers guaranteed volunteer placements available in the areas of: child care, sustainable farming, environment/ecology, social justice, and education!
Location:
San Jose, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Work Types:
Animals, Children, Construction, Economic Development, Education, Environment, Health, Social Services, Women's Rights
Duration:
1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months, 4-6 months, 7-11 months, 1 year

Program Overview

Program Description:

Volunteering in Costa Rica offers a unique opportunity for personal growth while making significant contributions to the local community. Open your heart, lend a hand, and seize the day as you embark on a purpose-filled adventure.

API has developed strong relationships with conservation groups, animal rescue centers, orphanages, schools, hospitals, and non-profit organizations abroad. Projects may include working with children, wildlife conservation, construction and renovation work, medical and health, environment and wildlife conservation, community development, social welfare and services, teaching, tutoring, mentoring, and much more. We will work with your skills and preferences to best match your passions with the availability, needs, and objectives of the local host community.

API will provide you with the support and security you need to successfully plan your volunteer abroad adventure!

Setting Description:
Costa Rica is a country of natural beauty, political stability, friendly people, and a temperate climate. Since dismantling its army in 1948, it has been known around the world as one of the most stable countries in Latin America and has often been a mediator in other Central American conflicts. The International Community acknowledged this contribution in 1987 by presenting President Oscar Arias with the Nobel Peace Prize.
Cost:
Please see API website for details. USD. Pre-departure, On-site, and Re-entry services included, such as advising and online resources, housing, medical & life insurance, alumni network, and more!

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
Participants must be at least 18 years old.
Scholarships:
No
Scholarships Description:
API awards approximately $500,000 in study abroad scholarships annually ranging from $250 -$1,000 per student.

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