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Ecotourism is one of our specialties. We have placed students in top ecotourism placements from sea-kayaking to bird watching to even submarine tours! We have a knack for locating the most interesting placements in the most amazing locations. We will work
Location:
San Jose, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Year Round
Work Types:
Hospitality

Program Overview

Program Description:
The INSTITUTE for GLOBAL STUDIES makes COSTA RICA dream internships come true! Work alongside top marine scientists; law firms; television stations; social workers; sports marketing gurus and many more! Our 90% placement rate on hard to find custom internships and global database of leading university researchers and top executives makes us the industry leader. IGS founder Dr. David Adams, a cultural anthropologist with twenty years of working one on one with students, has personally set up many of the internships during his world travels and research. The bigger the dream, the better the internship! 17 Countries.1 Dream.

Ecotourism is one of our specialties. We have placed students in top ecotourism placements from sea-kayaking to bird watching to even submarine tours! We have a knack for locating the most interesting placements in the most amazing locations. We will work one on one with you to narrow down your area of interest and place you with a highly reputable organization that matches your values. Think out of the box! An internship in ecotourism is a great way to discover where your passions lie. These placements allow you the dual opportunity to explore your passing be it working with whales and dolphins, or working on a remote mountain pass assisting visitors on the trail. The chance to pursue this passion while at the same time learning the business side of eco tour projects is what makes this unique. Adventurous and cool as they are, eco tour companies are just that: for-profile organizations that run on a typical business model. Most of our placements allow time both in the office and the field so you have a chance to learn all aspects of the business. With the advent of social medial and the increased importance of website marketing, you will have a chance to contribute to all sides of the business. A highlight of the internship is the opportunity to learn from the guides. These are leading environmental educators who have a talent at sharing special places. By apprenticing alongside of them, you too will learn both the ecology and history of a given place and will soon be able to share that gift with visitors. Job Duties Assist guides in the field Share ecology and history with visitors Online marketing In-town marketing Meet and greet guests Gear preparation and organization Airport/hotel pickup and delivery Minimum Length of Stay Minimum 4-6 weeks

IGS programs are the best programs for the money. We have purposefully kept cost below our competitors to allow us to work with deserving students. You will get one on one counseling throughout the process and we are available seven days per week. We provide students a letter of reccomendation as needed. And our founder, Dr. David Adams, can serve as a job reference in the future.
Setting Description:
We work in big cities like San Jose as well as rural locations. You can choose your location for most internships. IGS provides a contact person for each country. You will be picked up at the airport and shown your internship location. Next, we will tak you to your housing. You are guaranteed a private room a short commute to your job site. We try to place you where you can make friends easily in parts of town with other students and in housing options with people like yourself. We want you to be comfortable!
Cost:
Four Weeks $2335 Six Weeks $3255 Eight Weeks $3850 Twelve Weeks $4495 $500 more for custom internships Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, and Europe cost more per each four weeks.

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