My experience in Costa Rica was amazing. Not being a native Spanish Speaker, I was nervous that my trip would be uncomfortable or not as good as it could be. Not the case at all! Maximo Nivel was... Alyssa
Childcare Experience in Costa Rica
Submitted by Alyssa - San Jose | December 11, 2014
My experience in Costa Rica was amazing. Not being a native Spanish Speaker, I was nervous that my trip would be uncomfortable or not as good as it could be. Not the case at all! Maximo Nivel was so kind and understanding, even in the hardest of times. The homstay was a very traditional taste of Costa Rica. Maximo Nivel also made it possible to do any kind of activity I could think of! Although I only stayed a week, I would come back in a heartbeat. If you haven't traveled abroad before, or if you are looking for a new eye opening experience, I would highly reccomended this program! Pura Vida!
Costa Rica Dream trip
Submitted by Yesenia Martinez - Rosemead Azusa Pacific University | October 01, 2014
I have always wanted to go abroad and travel while at the same time volunteer. I had no idea what kind of mentality to arrive with so I arrived with a blank page ready to be written. I was blown away by the hospitality our host family had, which made me feel like I was home away from home. Every single person at Maximo Nivel was interesting, warm, and very but I mean VERY intentional with each volunteer. I love the diversity at Maximo Nivel's staff. From the bus rides to my volunteer site to the adventures I had aside from volunteering, I did not feel any danger but rather felt safe (of course had precautions, the staff gave us some advice/insight about safety precautions).
The best part is the process. I was really connected with one of the staff from Interexchange and they were always ready to respond to any question I had whether it was about about accommodation or simple things like "What should I bring to wear?" Never hesitant, always willing!
I had the most incredible experience that I will never forget. Dreaming about the day I can go back and see the amazing little smiles I got to see every single day. Thank you InterExchange & Maximo Nivel!!!!!!
Submitted by theglassroad - Los Angeles | September 04, 2014
Maximo Nivel was an amazingly organized experience. I had nothing planned when I left for Costa Rica, and they took care of everything: housing, transportation and the placement of the volunteer project of your choice. There are so many travellers that go alone from all over the world that there will always be someone at Maximo to go on adventures with. I vounteered in Carpio, and it was a life changing experience. They place you in situtaions that really allow you to feel like you are making an impact on the community you are involved in. I had an great experience, and I would recommend this program to anyone.
Maximo Nivel San Jose
Submitted by Julie - | September 11, 2015
I had a great time at Maximo Nivel. The program coordinators got back to me with any issue I had within 24 hours. The were patient and understanding of me. I was only here for a week so unfortunately I didn't get to experience as much as I wanted but I did appreciate that they gave you the option to engage in the culture via free salsa lessons, speaking Spanish with the locals, and cooking classes. I wish I had the opportunity to do their planned trips but unfortunately did not have the time. I volunteered in Childcare and it was the most AMAZING part of the whole experience. I felt like I got to serve others and give back to a community that really needed some extra love!