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Volunteer with women's empowerment programs in Costa Rica. Women in Costa Rica have made many advancements in the workplace, politics, and legally in the past few decades, but many women still suffer from discrimination, disenchantment, subservience, or w
Location:
Liberia, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Work Types:
Economic Development, Education, Health, Social Services, Women's Rights
Duration:
1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months, 4-6 months, 1 year

Program Overview

Program Description:
Volunteers with this program will help to coordinate or support a women's self help group aimed at empowering the members through education, emotional support, and camaraderie. This program requires advanced to fluent Spanish proficiency, and volunteers must be creative and self motivated in their approach to this project. The day to day activities of a volunteer will vary depending on the needs of the organization as well as the specific interests and skills of the volunteer. International volunteers are out to make a difference, and it is important to keep perspective on your ability and the big picture. Volunteers provide steps toward larger goals. Sometimes in can be difficult to keep that in mind when you see how much work needs to be done. Don't be overwhelmed, the impression that you leave behind is immeasurable. The most successful volunteers are flexible and able to adapt the daily activities to the given day--remember each day is different!

Volunteer with women's empowerment programs in Costa Rica. Women in Costa Rica have made many advancements in the workplace, politics, and legally in the past few decades, but many women still suffer from discrimination, disenchantment, subservience, or worse.

Setting Description:
Costa Rica has something for almost every traveler, from surfing and scuba diving, to hiking and exploring the interior. The terrain and eco-systems are incredibly varied and home to 6% of the Earth's biodiversity. Mountains rise from the Pacific ocean and Caribbean Sea to form the spine of Costa Rica and define hundreds of microclimates. Over 25% of the country is protected in an extensive national park and preserve system. The military was outlawed after the civil war in 1948. The absence of a military over the past 60 years has created a pacifist attitude which carries over into almost all aspects of life. Ticos (Costa Ricans) are known for being friendly, polite almost to a fault, and warm.
Cost:
Cost in US$ starting at USD 905 for 2 weeks Cost Includes Food Housing In-country orientation/Training In-country staff support Language instruction Written materials pre-departure

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