Volunteer Teaching in Costa Rica

Volunteer Teaching in Costa Rica

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

Program Overview

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)

What’s Included

  • 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.

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