Maximo Nivel


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

Program Reviews

  • Betty
    Age: 31-50
    Sydney Australia
    Great spanish lessons

    We undertook 3 weeks of spanish lessons during our volunteering. We had Tania as our spanish teacher. She was amazing. The lessons were practical, fun and relevant. The material supplied was relevant and easy to follow. We had a lot of fun and learnt a lot during our 3 weeks stay.

    How could this program be improved?

    There was a lot of focus on grammar. This is very important for building a foundation. Perhaps more conversational phrases incorporated into the lessons would be great.

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  • Hayley Wordsworth
    Age: 25-30
    Costa Rica
    University of Canberra
    Just do it!!

    Studying for my TEFL certificate in Manual Antonio was such a challenging and rewarding experience. I never once thought back to my 'deciding' time in Australia and reading countless reviews. But if that's you right now- just do it!! You will quickly discover if teaching English is for you. I definitely did... And I love it! I can't believe I didn't do it sooner. Plus, studying in tropical paradise ain't so bad! I used to take my lunch breaks looking out over the ocean from a hammock! And back in the classroom we had the luxury of air-conditioning so life was easy. Costa Rica is amazing, manual Antonio gorgeous and Maximo Nivel a dream. The team there would have done anything for us- went so far as to call us "VIPs". The night out after graduating certainly made me feel like it! I don't want to give it all away, but that one night makes the whole 4 weeks worth it! Have I convinced you yet?!

    How could this program be improved?

    If I could change one thing... That time didn't go so quickly!! Can't believe how fast it was all over.

    My class of amazing Ticos.
    Sunsets on the beach.
    Teaching with games!
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  • Dave
    Age: 31-50
    San Jose, Costa Rica
    TEFL certification Manuel Antonio

    My experience was really good, I felt really looked after and supported. I received a welcome pack at the airport pick up which had details and contact numbers in. In the course, my trainer, Karen, was amazing. She was really supportive and loved teaching, she would always be honest but always fair and wanted us to do well and she came in every morning and made grammar enjoyable even! Everyone there was really friendly and supported us, every time I asked for photocopies they were there for me. The location was really nice and a great area to be. Luckily the room we trained in was air conditioned as its very humid! At the end of the course, we celebrated and I was informed that a bus ticket back to San Jose was part of the deal which I didn't realise so was a bonus! I got lots of text books and notes to refer back to as I take teaching forward. I have just accepted a job offer too so this whole experience has been great! In fact, it would be nice to work for Maximo one day as a teacher as feel they are really good!

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  • Mulk
    Age: 19-24
    San Fernando Valley
    University of California- Riverside
    Don't Wait

    If you want to invest you money in education and get something in return take the Maximo Nivel TEFL course in Cusco,Peru. Only with four weeks time you will become a well-trained and prepared English teacher ready to conquer the world. This TEFL course is by no means a vacation. You will have to work hard and put in all the energy you can but it is well worth it. You will have a supportive staff that is at service almost 24/7 and Mama Clau Clau who will give you a laugh every step of the way. I highly recommend this TEFL course to anyone who is looking for a program in which they will learn and apply the teaching methods. Maximo Nivel is fun filled environment surrounded with enthusiastic students, staff and workers. Also to mention, you have free salsa lessons, cooking class and many activities that will get you hooked. You won't regret it. You money will be put to good use. I am a university graduate with many thousand dollars in debt but I traveled half way across the globe to do this TEFL course. I say don't too hard, just DO it.

    How could this program be improved?

    - Better internet connection
    - Cheaper accommodation options

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  • Sunan Xing
    Age: 51 or older
    Indiana University–Bloomington
    Volunteering with IVHQ - Maximo Nivel Guatemale - Eco-Agriculture Conservation project

    I spent two weeks in Antigua Guatemala (4/26 -5/8, 2015), volunteering with IVHQ - Maximo Nivel Guatemale - Eco-Agriculture Conservation project. The experience with the projects - farmers, staff of the organization De La Gente, and the staff with Maxino Nivel, is so amazing and previous, way beyond my expectation. Everyone, local or not, is welcoming, cheerful, concerned and helpful. The Spanish classes are very educating with knowledgeable and professional instructors.

    Two weeks seem to be short, and I didn't have enough time to explore more the surrounding. I am sure I will come back - to Antigua!

    Thank you for each and everyone I met in Antigua! Thank you all with Maximo Nivel! Mimi and Phomolo, your happy faces made each of my days :), miss you guys!


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    IVHQ/Maximo Nivel Guatemala Volunteer trip
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