Multiple Locations +3
  • Peru
    • Cusco
    • Machu Picchu
  • Guatemala
    • Antigua
  • Costa Rica
    • San José
    • Playa Blanca
52+ weeks

Program Details

City Exploring Farming Hiking Horseback Riding Rafting Remote Exploring Scuba Diving Sightseeing Snorkeling Surfing Swimming Trekking Ziplining
Academic Year Fall Spring Summer Winter Year Round
Apartment Host Family Hotel
Primary Language
Age Min.
Age Max


Price Details
Gap year programs combine travel, Spanish, community service, and skill building courses. You have weekends free, and a 2-week break to organize extra treks, tours, and beach time. All gap year participants receive the following services as part of the program:

– Airport pick-up
– Safety orientation and walking tour
– Host family accommodations (shared room)
– Breakfast and dinner, 7 days/week
– 3 to 4 hours/day community service
– 2 hours/day Spanish language classes
– Other certification courses depending on program
– Official program certificates
– Tandem Conversation Program
– Free WiFi and computer lab
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Equipment Meals Some Park Fees Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance
Feb 15, 2022
May 10, 2018
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About Program

Work, study, and travel. Connect, learn, and grow. Discover something new about yourself!

Designing a true gap year experience is your very own mission of discovery, and we help you plan for it every step of the way--your way.

- Travel and immerse yourself in the world
- Live outside your comfort zone
- Get involved in community service and give back
- Study another language
- Build professional skills and learn about hard work

Maximo Nivel gap year programs get you involved and provide some of the best travel and learning experiences in the world! Our programs combine Spanish language studies, volunteer work, and skill building courses. Spanish classes include all levels from Basic to Fluency and volunteer options include:

– Animal Care
– Construction
– Environmental & Conservation
– Medical & Healthcare
– Teaching English
– Working with Kids

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Diversity & Inclusion

LGBTQIA+ Support

At Maximo Nivel, we deeply value diversity in all its forms. We maintain an open-minded approach, recognizing the significance of varied perspectives, intelligent discourse, and the transformative power of a positive mindset. We warmly welcome and respect individuals from all backgrounds, irrespective of politics, gender, gender identity, age, race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Whether it’s volunteering, Spanish immersion, TEFL certification, international internships, university courses, or GAP year experiences, members of the LGBTQIA+ community are wholeheartedly invited to participate in our programs.


Ethical Impact

At Maximo Nivel, we work in close partnership with our local communities in Latin America to ensure that volunteer projects align with genuine local needs, fostering meaningful and relevant impact. We emphasize sustainable initiatives designed for enduring change, rather than short-term interventions. By promoting cultural sensitivity, we facilitate enriching exchanges rooted in mutual respect, and our commitment to local employment further integrates and supports the communities we serve.

Program Highlights

  • New gap year programs start every Monday year-round
  • Gap year programs available from 12-52 weeks
  • All-inclusive—accommodations, meals, and many extras
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Academic credit available

Program Reviews

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  • Housing 5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 4.5
  • Value 5
  • Safety 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

Gap Year was Awesome!

I did a gap year with Maximo where I stayed here for 6 months and did pretty much EVERYTHING they had to offer including Spanish classes and TEFL certification. I had a blast! My host family was super nice and accommodating. The staff was very helpful and FLEXIBLE. They allowed me to change activities in my gap year so I could have the best experience possible. Overall, I think my gap year was a great value and I got everything i wanted out of it .

172 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

maximo changed my life for the better

maximo has changed my life for the beter in a substantal way and i would not rade it for the world they projects i have been to because of maximo have changed the way i look at the world and the people in it thank you maximo

167 people found this review helpful.

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