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Get AMPED Abroad: Volunteer or Internship Teaching English in Costa Rica

Program Duration

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


Spring, Summer, Fall


First and third Monday, mid- February through the first part of December


Volunteers must be presentable and professionally dressed - i.e. jeans, knee length skirts, capris, t-shirts are all permissible. No excessive tattoos or piercings. No shorts or tops that show the shoulders or mid-drift. Volunteers are expected to be reliable, flexible and patient.

Intern Types

  • Education


  • English

Cost in US$:

Starting at 782

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

  • Childcare & Children
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Teaching

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 and South African 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