Education / Teaching Assistance

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Coordinator | Diego
Coordinator | Diego
Volunteers in the education program will help underprivileged kids in Costa Rica have a better
education by helping teach a subject. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+
Help shape the minds of children in the classroom and make a long-lasting impact on their futures. As a volunteer in the education program, you will be assisting a teacher in a class or teaching a subject directly, depending on your experience.

Education is the key to development. So why not teach what you know? The education program is for you to teach what you know the best. For example, if you are good at math you will be teaching math at a rural school. If you are knowledgeable about computers you will teach children computer skills.

Volunteers in the education program will help underprivileged kids in Costa Rica have a better education by helping teach a subject. In this program you could be helping teach: Art, Math, English, French or Science, depending on your profile. Depending on availability, volunteers might be placed in a school or after-school tutoring programs. 

You will be working in rural schools and after-school programs where you will be part of a team of teachers. You will be:

-Teaching or supporting subjects like English, Math, Science, sports and more

-Helping teachers plan their classes.

-Helping teachers conduct environmental awareness classes and self-esteem workshops

-Help after school programs by tutoring children.

Typical day

Working hours are usually 6 hours per day, monday through thursday. The center will provide you any equipment that you need. You will be working with the personal of the center.

Free-time activities

One of the reasons Costa Rica has so many varied activities is thanks to the variety of the country itself! Costa Rica is considered a tropical country, but it features its own plethora of microclimates. Each of these destinations – which might be separated by only a few hours of driving – feature their own unique and unforgettable adventures. There are hot springs tucked away in lush rainforests, hanging bridges over misty cloud forests, palm-tree studded white-sand beaches, dramatic seaside cliffs, the arid rolling hills of Guanacaste – there’s no end to the experiences! Visit 

Arenal Volcano and wonder at a massive volcano and surrounding verdant rainforest, and then the next day you might find yourself only a few hours away relaxing on Papagayo’s white sand beaches, watching the kids stand-up paddleboard, or kayaking among the mangrove jungles of Tortuguero. 

Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level) or Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High school level
Required Documents
CV, background check and application form and passport
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 08:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by Integrated Learning Experience
We are using the fees to pay
  • Accommodation
    Participation in cultural activities.
  • On call support throughout the service.
  • Coordination with the host country organization of volunteer service.
  • Orientation to volunteer work or intern placement
  • Welcome at airport with transport.
  • Certificate of program completion.
Airport Pickup at Juan Santamaria International Airport

One of our coordinators will pick you up at the airport and bring you to your guest house. The trip is around 40 minutes.

Accommodation

Participants are placed in a welcoming Costa Rican host family that provides them with a room, a place to store their belongings, a share bathroom , and two meals per day.


Guest Family
Food & Beverages
Host family , in private room with two meals per day
Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose. We assist you to find cheap flights to Costa Rica.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Costa Rica provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Costa Rica you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Costa Rica.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

All scholar year

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 1,449
5 weeks
$ 1,601
6 weeks
$ 1,770
7 weeks
$ 1,957
8 weeks
$ 2,093
9 weeks
$ 2,242
10 weeks
$ 2,391
11 weeks
$ 2,540
12 weeks
$ 2,689
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 4,477
Average fees
$ 274 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Integrated Learning Experience will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Integrated Learning Experience during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or cash at arrival at the project site.

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Education / Teaching Assistance

Volunteers in the education program will help underprivileged kids in Costa Rica have a better education by helping teach a subject.

$274/week

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