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Get AMPED Abroad: Environmental Conservation Volunteer or Internship in Costa Rica

Program Duration

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


Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Trimester, Academic Year, Throughout the year, May Term


First and third Monday of each month


Not Applicable.

Intern Types

  • Environmental Studies
  • Forestry


  • English

Cost in US$:

Starting at 782

Cost Includes:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

Includes project set-up arrangements, airport pick-up and drop-off, orientation, host family accommodations, three meals/day, 24/7 emergency in-country staff support, and project donation. Spanish lessons are available in Costa Rica for an additional weekly fee.

Participants will also receive information regarding their placement prior to their departure. Placement information, will include in-country contact information, alternative accommodations for delayed arrivals, currency exchange, phone and internet communication, laundry, etc.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Conservation
  • Environment
  • Parks
  • Reforestation
  • Tree Planting

Typical Volunteer

While participation is not limited to this demographic, the average age is 18-26. Participants that are flexible and open minded when it comes to cultural differences, ways of life, and work pace are those that tend to benefit most from their experience abroad, as do those that demonstrate initiative with regard to recommending and implementing changes to improve the project and to assist the staff.

Age Range

18 and over

This Program is open to

American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of Usually 2-3, depending on the time of year.

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Transcript

Typically The Application Process Time is

2-4 weeks