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Get AMPED Abroad: Land and Freshwater Turtle Conservation Volunteer/Intern 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

  • Animal Sciences
  • Biology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Zoology & Wildlife Sciences


  • English

Cost in US$:

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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.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Conservation
  • Environment
  • Renewable Energy

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

At least 18

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

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

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

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Other
  • Resume
  • Transcript

Typically The Application Process Time is

2-4 weeks