Integrated Learning Experience

Special Education School

San Ramon- Alajuela, Costa Rica show on map
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founded in 2005
Integrated Learning Experience
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Coordinator | Integrated Learning
Coordinator | Integrated Learning
This program is designed to make the most out of education that is tailored to individuals with special
needs. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Groups

Highlights

  • Experience the culture and nature of central america
  • Learn spanish fluently
  • Enjoy the experience on living in the beautiful tropical weather
  • Get experience in meeting new cultures and traditions
  • Visit some of the most awesome places in central America like Monteverde, Manuel Antonio and Tesoro Escondido

This program is designed to make the most out of education that is tailored to individuals with special needs. Volunteers in this program will be assisting and helping in the education of people with various mental and physical disabilities. The age range varies from teenagers to adults.


With this program, we aim to support institutions, either private or state-owned, that aid in the care and development of individuals that are mentally or physically handicapped. Volunteers joining the special needs education program will be working alongside staff to maximize the opportunities for development of people in the project.

As a volunteer, you will be helping to teach basic skills like handicrafts, basic home education, music, educational games, and workshops. You will also be helping staff to organize the project and to cook.

Volunteers working in this program should be resourceful, patient and have a very happy disposition. People with backgrounds in psychology, therapy, and education are encouraged to apply to special needs program.


Typical day

Normally you will work from monday to thursday between 8 and 4 o' clock. You will have lunch break, and breaks to rest.

-Teaching various classes such as handicrafts, painting, and reading.

-Helping feed students.

-Assisting students and staff.

-Helping to create educational material.

-Helping to plan classes.

Details on Arrival

All year round

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.

Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking

Program 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) and Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
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 and Thursday from 08:00 - 16:00

Included Services

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Our services are free of charge!
All program fees are charged directly by Integrated Learning Experience.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Integrated Learning Experience (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
Online preparation course (optional, from $49)
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On-site services

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 coordinator will pick you at the arrivals exit in the airport. The trip to San Ramón last around forty minutes
Accommodation
Host family , in private room with two meals per day. Shared bathroom with the family. Normally the families have experience hosting volunteers. Hot water, probably wi-fi depending on the family.
Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Two meal 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.
Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 1,449
6 weeks
$ 1,770
8 weeks
$ 2,093
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 4,477
Average fees
$ 274 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in San Ramon- Alajuela/Costa Rica between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. 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.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Costa Rica.
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 a cash payment at the project site.
  Americas Central America Costa Rica  San Ramon- Alajuela, Carretera a San Ramón

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