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Teach in Elementary Schools and Kindergartens in Costa Rica

Program Duration

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


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Experience and passion for working in the community and interacting with the people are needed. Participants must also possess enthusiasm and a willingness to learn about the environment and the place's culture.


  • English
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

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Cost Includes:

  • In-country staff support
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Food
  • Housing
  • Registration fees

Program Fees Include:

• Accommodation: Family Homestay
• Food: 3 Meals per day during placement, 2 meals during Spanish study
• Airport pick up and drop off from San Jose International Airport
• Training: Pre-departure preparation pack, On-site Orientation and Project induction provided
• 1 week (20 hours) of intensive Spanish lessons during your first week, in San Jose
• Support: On-site coordinator providing 24 hour support
• Transport by public bus to project (private transfers available at additional cost)

Experience Required


    A basic level of Spanish is required. Some experience in teaching, either through study or through practical work, is favoured. Good organisational and communication skills are very important. Other than this, a love of children and a passion for life are a must!

Volunteer Types

  • Childcare & Children
  • Education
  • Teaching

Typical Volunteer

A Kaya volunteer shows enthusiasm, spirit and life to stimulate and bring something new to the residents; love, patience and a listening ear for the people; and a good motivator with a positive and optimistic attitude.

Age Range


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network