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Full Immersion Experience: Volunteer/Intern in Costa Rica

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    7

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    7

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    5

Incredible experience

For my programme I was volunteering two days a week at an orphanage and the other three days assisting teaching English at a local high school, living with a host family for a month. It was an amazing experience that I won't forget; the culture I learned about, friends I made, food I enjoyed, places I explored and of course the people I helped. Everything was organised really well so I could relax and enjoy my trip, and it is definitely something I would recommend doing!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    8

Great volunteer experience

I went through an organization that worked with Costa Rica Frika in Costa Rica. I did the turtle nesting volunteer program in Ostional. Dustin was the man that took care of all of the logistics of getting me into the volunteer housing, getting me to and from the airport, giving me a place to stay the night I arrived and the night before I left the country. He and his family were fantastic! I was traveling alone, so I don't know what I would have done without him. I emailed him numerous times with questions about bus schedules and how to get from place to place while in Costa Rica. He always got back to me with answers and was so helpful in making my volunteer experience a great one!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Life changing

I volunteered as an english language assistant in the town of San Ramon. I truly enjoyed my experience and felt that I got to experience a full exposure to the program and the country. I lived with a host family who were great ! Always making me laugh and and there was always someone there to help me. Whether it was to get a sim card or simply just to learn how to cook traditional Costa Rican food. I volunteered in three different schools throughout my two month stay. I worked alongside the teachers planning fun games to help the students learn English. I also taught a small class of 3-4 women English at the local community center through the organization called "Ready to Empower." This was probably the best part as the women were very helpful and as I taught them English they taught me Spanish !! Lastly I helped with a preschool class at the same community center with childcare. As the classes were in Spanish this also became a learning experience for me as well. :) Dustin and his wife were very nice and pleasurable. I would definitely recommended this to anyone looking for something new and rewarding.