Costa Rica has emerald rainforests, smoldering volcanic peaks and the warmth of the glowing Central American sun. It is one of the most bio-diverse spots on the planet. Costa Rica has a simply stunning variety of landscapes, microclimates, flora and fauna. This country's diverse culture and friendly people make it an ideal destination for all volunteers. Showcasing the country's breathtaking plant life, Costa Rica's national parks are its greatest glory with one-third of the country set aside as protected natural areas. Costa Rica commitment to being eco-conscious has been one factor it remains a pristine wilderness. Its long-term stability as a nation in a region that is often fraught with political turmoil is another factor in its relative prosperity - having abolished its army in 1949, all the money can go towards medical and social facilities. For volunteers looking for an ethical adventure, Costa Rica's charms will have you under the spell all too quickly.
Internship programs are organized based on individual needs. Research or Dissertation Internships are usually conducted during the last year of study in support of graduation or dissertation requirements.
Volunteers help provide daily care and emotional support for those less fortunate children without parents through hands-on activities such as education, counseling, nutrition, hygiene, recreation, sports and entertainment.
Teaching and Literacy Program
Volunteers are introduced to a community to teach kindergarten, primary and secondary school children English language and other school subjects with an emphasis on literacy and cross-curriculum learning.
The summer provides many opportunities to give your time and energy to volunteer and serve those less fortunate. There are many opportunities to help others, build lasting friendships and create rewarding memories of your time in Costa Rica.
Volunteers involved in the implementation of waste management and sanitation techniques, improvements to agriculture and farming, and village community building projects.
Volunteers provide primary health care services at health centers or outposts. Medical, dental and nursing care are examples of needed services. Volunteers conduct orientation in hygiene, sanitation, and other health topics in schools and communities.