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Volunteer in Costa Rica

Program Duration

9-12 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 1-2 Weeks

Dates

see website

Qualifications

• Participants must be at least 18 years old
• Please visit website to download the application form
• Cover letter
• Résumé/CV
• $300 non-refundable application fee
• Supplementary application materials due after provisional acceptance

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

Starting from $890 (1 week); $480 (each additional week); *Location and project dependent: – Add $70/week for construction, health or medical placements – Add $70/week for placements outside San José/central valley Optional Spanish classes cost $210/week

Cost Includes:

  • Written materials pre-departure
  • Written materials abroad
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Medical insurance
  • Language instruction
  • Housing
  • Food
  • Emergency evacuation services
  • In-country staff support
  • In-country orientation/Training

Program Fees Include:

• API advisor to assist you with all pre-departure needs and liaise with partner throughout program
• Airport pick-up / arrival assistance
• Housing with local host family or volunteer lodging
• Meals (Breakfast and dinner 6 days/week)
• Medical, Life, and Travel Insurance
• On-site program orientation
• On-site support from partner and host agency

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Hospital
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Orphans
  • Social Work
  • Sports
  • Teaching
  • Veterinary Science
  • Wildlife

Age Range

18+

This Program is open to

American, Canadian, Australian, South African, Kiwi, British and Irish Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Resume
  • Written Application

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network