Our Volunteer Teaching in Costa Rica program places you at an elementary school as a teaching assistant. The schools are located in and around Heredia in Costa Rica’s Central Valley. As a volunteer in our Teaching Project in Costa Rica, you will work alongside local teachers to provide children children ages 6-12 with skills in both spoken and written English. Having students practice conversational English is a special focus of our volunteers’ work.
You do not need to be a certified teacher or have a TESOL/TEFL certification in order to join our Volunteer Teaching in Costa Rica program. During your stay as a volunteer in Costa Rica, you are more than welcome to take Spanish Classes in Costa Rica regardless of your level.
Volunteer Teaching In Costa Rica
Project Length: 2 – 12 weeks
Start Dates: Every Monday, Year-round (except Easter/Xmas).
Program Cities: Heredia and Jaco Beach
Arrival City: San José (SJO)
Accommodations: Costa Rican host family
Meals: 3 per day with host family
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 5-6 hours per day
Free Time: Nights & weekends for cultural exploration + excursions
Requirements: Ages 16+ solo; Under 16 with teacher/parent
Languages: No Spanish required
Program Fees (USD $)
- 1 Week:$995
- 2 Weeks: $1125
- 3 Weeks: $1245
- 4 Weeks: $1355
- 5 Weeks: $1480
- 6 Weeks: $1595
- 7 Weeks: $1720
- 8 Weeks: $1845
- 9 Weeks: $1965
- 10 Weeks: $2075
- 11 Weeks: $2195
- 12 Weeks: $2315
- Spanish Classes: add $15 per hour (max 4 hours per day)
- Airport Pickup
- Meals and Accommodations
- Meaningful Volunteering Placement
- 24 Emergency Assistance from local staff and US staff
- Orientation & Tour on arrival
- Pre-Departure Guidance & Support
- Supervisor/Mentor at volunteer placement
- Volunteering Handbook
- Guidance with Excursions
- Cosmic Volunteers T-shirt
- Certificate of Participation
- An experience that will last a lifetime!
Not Included: Flights, Visa, Vaccinations, Insurance, Language Classes.