Try a Quest that takes you to one of the most relaxed, welcoming and magnificently beautiful countries on the planet. Costa Rica is rich with biodiversity, dense rainforests, volcanos and gentle, kind people. As a United Planet volunteer, you participate in a true learning exchange whether you are working to conserve the country's precious landscape, assisting teachers in a local school, or making the day brighter for the elderly living in assisted care.
In so many ways, this experience will be life-changing. Slow down and appreciate a different pace of life – you’ll feel at home in this family-oriented culture. United Planet is the US and Canadian member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange, or ICYE. As a volunteer in Costa Rica, you will be hosted by ACI, ICYE’s Costa Rican partner organization. As an international non-profit, ACI has promoted cross-cultural exchange between young people all over the world since 1967.
Enjoy the Pura Vida! of Costa Rica!
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