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Physiotherapy Internship

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4 - 12 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Fantastic 4.5  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Very high response rate

Highlights

  • Hands on learning experiences
  • Meet other interns and volunteers from around the world.
  • Improve your Spanish
  • Explore the mesmerizing natural wonders of Costa Rica
  • Add experience to your resume

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
50+

About the program

Gain real world experience in the physiotherapy field and pain management.

Integrated Learning Experiences Central America was founded with the idea in mind to make a positive impact in the communities that we work in. The philosophy of the organization has roots in the founders' experience in the Peace Corps and the ultimate goal is to help communities help themselves in ...

About the program

Integrated Learning Experiences Central America was founded with the idea in mind to make a positive impact in the communities that we work in. The philosophy of the organization has roots in the founders' experience in the Peace Corps and the ultimate goal is to help communities help themselves in the long term.

The physiotherapy program is a great fit for people looking for experience with real patients in physiotherapy clinics. Interns joining this program must have experience in PT, rehabilitation, or occupational therapy. Depending on the intern's profile he or she can be assigned to different clinics that focus on chronic pain management, sports injuries, or geriatrics.

Possible tasks:
  • Helping patients during physiotherapy sessions.
  • Home visits.
  • Developing workshops aimed to create awareness of occupational therapy and how to avoid certain conditions.
  • Shadowing therapists as needed.
Availability: Year-long.
Program Duration: 4-24 weeks
Location: San Ramon de Alajuela.
Schedule: Schedule changes depending on workload, but typically working hours are from 8am - 3pm. Monday-Thursday.



Typical day

  • 7 am : breakfast with host family
  • 7:30 am: walk to project
  • 8am : meet with project staff to oversee daily tasks
  • 1pm: lunch time
  • 4pm: Project work time ends
  • 7 pm: Dinner with host family

Typical day

  • 7 am : breakfast with host family
  • 7:30 am: walk to project
  • 8am : meet with project staff to oversee daily tasks
  • 1pm: lunch time
  • 4pm: Project work time ends
  • 7 pm: Dinner with host family


Free-time activities

San Ramon is centrally located to various places like la Fortuna or Monteverde. Also many hikes are available around San Ramon.
Gyms and various sporting centers are also available.

Free-time activities

San Ramon is centrally located to various places like la Fortuna or Monteverde. Also many hikes are available around San Ramon.
Gyms and various sporting centers are also available.

Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

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)

Education Requirements

Physiotherapy or related field at Student or graduated in physiotherapy or related field level

Required Documents

CV, proof of academic training, Travel health insurance and copy of 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 and Thursday from 08:30 - 14:00

What's Included

What's Included

Services by Integrated Learning Experience

Accommodation:

Host family , in private room with two meals per day

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

Airport pickup is provided to host community.


Accommodation

Host family with two meals per day. 

Private room with shared bathroom.

Food & Beverages

Breakfast and dinner.

Vegetarian diets ok. If you have other dietary restrictions a kitchen is available to cook your own meals.

Internet Access

Good access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose. We assist you to find cheap flights to Costa Rica. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

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. GET A QUOTE

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. VACCINE CHECKER

Details on arrival

Arrival days are every Sunday except the last two Sundays of December.

Orientation is held on Mondays.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Program fees

4 weeks (min. stay) 1,606€
5 weeks 1,777€
6 weeks 1,948€
7 weeks 2,119€
8 weeks 2,290€
9 weeks 2,461€
12 weeks (max. stay) 2,974€
Average fees 324€/week

Program fees

324€ per week 4 - 12 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

4 - 12 weeks

Deposit

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

Your final payment will be agreed with Integrated Learning Experience during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.


Meet your organization

Integrated Learning Experience

Fantastic 4.5 rating (47 reviews)

Agency - founded in 2005

Verified by Volunteer World

  Very high response rate

Coordinated by

Diego

Spoken languages: English, Spanish

About the project

Integrated Learning Experiences was founded in 2005 by former Peace Corps staff that wanted to provide flexible volunteer programs with a positive impact.

Meet your organization

Integrated Learning Experiences’ (INLEX) mission is to strengthen human resources in Central America and South America through volunteer programs, educational travel and internship opportunities.

In addition to this, INLEX provides opportunities for students and professionals to further gain experience in their field of choice by matching participants with the best opening available.

We work towards:

  • Sustainability in the projects and communities that we work in.
  • Programs that promote cultural exchange.
  • Safe and affordable programs.
  • Strengthening and empowering communities.
  • Authentic experiences for our participants.
  • Facilitating education.

INLEX was set founded by former Peace Corps staff in Guatemala in 2005 who wanted to provide flexible programs for volunteers in Central America. This flexibility allows our participants the option to commit for as long as they want in the area they are best suited to support; creating a positive impact and a rewarding experience. We do this because we believe in the principle that every volunteer can make a difference.

Many years and happy people later, we continue working with key partner projects to develop communities in the Latin American region.

47 reviews · rating4.5

Elise BORDAS rating4.6

2022 at Physiotherapy Internship

J'ai passé un excellent séjour de 10 semaines. Tout est très bien préparé en amont du voyage, très rassurant et très disponible quelque soit les questions, je recommande vivement cet ...
Laura rating5

2023 at Medical Clinic Supporter

I spent one month in Antigua with Inlex, working in a medical clinic in the mornings and undertaking Spanish lessons in the afternoons. Alex and Diego made sure I felt comfortable and integrated into the community and my host family from the very start, and continued to check in throughout my ...
Lowie rating5

2023 at Microfinance Internship

I worked at a company that specialises in constructing social housing. It's a family-owned business where the father is a lawyer, one son is an architect responsible for designing houses and overseeing construction sites, and the other son and daughter handle administrative tasks and interact with ...
Emmerson rating5

2023 at Environmental Preservation

i feel it could have been more environmental conservation, some times it just felt like i was helping with the tourism instead of the environment. the host family was wonderful and i made friends that i know will last a life time but for the actual position itself i struggled to find meaning and ...
Laura O'Grady rating5

2023 at Medical Clinic Supporter

I spent one month in Antigua with Inlex, working in a medical clinic in the mornings and undertaking Spanish lessons in the afternoons. Alex and Diego made sure I felt comfortable and integrated into the community and my host family from the very start, and continued to check in throughout my ...
Isabelle ERNY rating5

2022 at Wildlife & Sea Turtle Conservation

The work in preservation and protection programs of marine wildlife in Monterrico (Guatemala's Pacific's coast) was amazing: I did exactly the same work as my Guatemalan colleagues. The work itself was completely adapted, carried out with seriousness but always in a very good mood! :) I had chosen ...

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