Maximo Nivel

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Maximo Nivel (Maximum Level)--The Intercultural Center of Latin America

Maximo Nivel is a family-owned, social enterprise founded in 2003. Our three intercultural centers are locally-based organizations focused on international education and cross-cultural experiences. Our programs include: Volunteer Abroad, International Internships, TEFL Certification, and Spanish Language Immersion in three countries -- Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru.

Our programs are internationally accredited and are recognized worldwide. Our success is based on our commitment to quality and the highest level of client service. We have an excellent, professional staff and great home-base facilities to ensure your overall experience with us is nothing short of excellent!

Volunteer abroad - TEFL Certification - Spanish

Programs from Maximo Nivel

  • MAXIMO NIVEL- Volunteer with children
    Peru
    Maximo Nivel provides great volunteer programs Cusco, Peru. Maximo is a locally-based organization and you work directly...
    54 reviews
    Alumni Interviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Guatemala
    Maximo Nivel provides great volunteer programs in Antigua, Guatemala. Maximo is a locally-based organization and you work...
    52 reviews
    Alumni Interviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Guatemala
    Become a certified English teacher by earning a TEFL certification with Maximo Nivel in Antigua, Guatemala. TEFL...
    42 reviews
    Alumni Interviews
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    A review was left for this program in the last 30 days
    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Peru
    Maximo Nivel offers Spanish immersion programs at our institute in Cusco, Peru. Our Native Spanish Program is ideal for...
    35 reviews
    Alumni Interviews
    Community Photos
    A review was left for this program in the last 30 days
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Costa Rica
    Become a certified English teacher by earning a TEFL certification with Maximo Nivel on the beach in Manuel Antonio. TEFL...
    28 reviews
    Alumni Interviews
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    A review was left for this program in the last 30 days
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Peru
    Become a certified English teacher by earning a TEFL certification with Maximo Nivel in Cusco, Peru. TEFL Certification is...
    27 reviews
    Alumni Interviews
    Community Photos
    A review was left for this program in the last 30 days
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Costa Rica
    Maximo Nivel provides great volunteer programs Costa Rica--programs are available in the capital city of San Jose and on the...
    16 reviews
    Alumni Interviews
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  • Guatemala
    Maximo Nivel offers our unique Native Spanish Program for intensive Spanish language training. Situated in beautiful...
    13 reviews
    Alumni Interviews
    A review was left for this program in the last 30 days
    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Costa Rica
    Maximo Nivel offers Spanish immersion programs at in San Jose and Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Our Native Spanish Program is...
    4 reviews
    Alumni Interviews
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  • Costa Rica
    Maximo Nivel is an Executive Language center with offices in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru. We are not a school, nor an...
    2 reviews
    Alumni Interviews
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  • 3 Students sit on the beach studying at Maximo Nivel Costa Rica
    Costa Rica
    Maximo Nivel now has our Spanish language program on the beach in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica! Combine fun in the sun with...
  • Costa Rica
    Spanish Camp at Maximo Nivel has helped high school students expand their global competence, cultural knowledge, and Spanish...
  • Medical Internships
    Guatemala
    Maximo Nivel offers internship programs in Antigua, Guatemala. Develop professional skills and Spanish language fluency in...
  • Peru
    Maximo Nivel offers internship programs in Cusco, Peru. Develop professional skills and Spanish language fluency in an...
  • Private Spanish Lessons in Costa Rica
    Costa Rica
    Maximo Nivel offers internship programs in San Jose, Costa Rica. Develop professional skills and Spanish language fluency in...

Program Reviews

  • Matt
    Age: 25-30
    Male
    Antigua, Guatemala
    10/10
    Everything I could have hoped for and more
    04/22/2016

    It is hard to put into words how fantastic my TEFL experience was! There were a total of seven of us in the class, and while we all came from different backgrounds, we formed a bond over the course of the month that I hope will last a very long time. It was a wonderful group of people from top to bottom. The course was well-structured and comprehensive (I never realized just how much goes into teaching a foreign language)! It was definitely challenging at times, but our instructor Karen was incredibly helpful and supportive throughout the entire process. You can tell that Karen loves her job, she's bubbly and energetic and wonderful! I'm happy that I decided to take the course on site in Guatemala, as I had the chance to get a whole week's worth of practical experience teaching in the classroom. Maximo helped me update my resume and look for teaching positions in the area, and I was offered a job the day after my course ended!

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  • Cathy
    Age: 51 or older
    Female
    Kansas
    Kansas State University
    10/10
    TEFL at COSI Maximo Nivel in Costa Rica
    04/15/2016

    The material is first rate. Audra Wooldridge is a dynamic and knowledgable instructor. While requiring strict adherence to the course goals and requirements, she is lots of fun and readily available to help. From Day 1 were immersed into the theory and practice of TEFL. However, there were plenty of opportunities to enjoy all that Manuel Antonio has to offer. Classmates gathered together at different times to swim at the beach, hike to a waterfall, taste the beverages at happy hour, or go ziplining. By the end of the 4 weeks we knew more about each other than our own families know about us. Audra has a way of bringing strangers from all over the world together and uniting them into a group of well trained individuals. If someone does not learn from this course, it is only because that person isn't willing to put in the effort.

    How could this program be improved?

    Perhaps arrange the teaching time to end at noon of the last day to give students time to get all of the paperwork completed. Other than that it really is a toprate program.

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  • Mary
    Age: 25-30
    Female
    Colorado
    Other
    10/10
    Great TEFL/TESOL Course!
    04/12/2016

    If you are looking for an awesome learning experience, a way to travel while making money and teaching others, and a structured/educational vacation then the TEFL/TESOL course through Maximo Nivel is the answer! The course was very informative, fun, challenging, and will prepare you to become an ESL teacher anywhere in the world. Audra, our teacher, was phenomenal and definitely knows her stuff when it comes to TEFL! She is very energetic and makes sure the class is interactive, so you will learn the materials and be prepared when you complete the class. I highly recommend Maximo Nivel for the TEFL/TESOL certification.

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  • Luci
    Age: 31-50
    Female
    Hawaii
    9/10
    In a Nutshell
    04/10/2016

    First Audra, our instructor, was informative, energetic, and a great teacher role model. As an experienced teacher, I found her instruction reflective of the way she wanted us to teach. In place of preaching, she demonstrated. Second, the staff went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. Lastly, Manuel Antonio is a beautiful place full of amazing people and a rich culture.

    How could this program be improved?

    I participated in the hybrid program. As an experienced teacher, this worked well for me. I would suggest that there be videos of various teachers teaching that hybrid students could watch and evaluate with their mentor teacher.

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  • Ann
    Age: 31-50
    Female
    Anchorage, AK
    10/10
    Great Program!
    03/22/2016

    After extensive research into language immersion programs we chose Maximo because of their professional website, quick responses to our emails with questions and online reviews. We are very happy that we did. There are things we would do differently should we chose to do a language immersion program again - but we will go with Maximo - or one they recommend if they don't have a program in the area we want to go to. They are very professional and supportive - they encourage you to ask questions and bring them any concerns immediately. We loved our home stay and have made life long friends. The last week we were there we traveled through their recommended agency and appreciated that Maximo kept tabs on us and confirmed that we had a good time.

    How could this program be improved?

    Since we had no Spanish speaking ability we wish we could have spent more time on survival Spanish phrases at the beginning of the program.

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