• Guatemala
    • Antigua
4 to 24 weeks

Program Details

Academic Year Fall J-Term Maymester Spring Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Apartment Host Family Hotel
Age Min.


Starting Price
Price Details
Internship Programs include:

- Airport Pick-up
- Private room with a host family
- Breakfast and dinner 7 days/week
- 1 hour/day Spanish classes
- Internship Advisor
- Orientation and safety presentation
- Letter of recommendation
- Free office-wide WiFi and computer lounge
- Free Spanish books and materials
- Free Spanish language tutoring
- Free Tandem Conversation Program (practice your Spanish!)
- Institute is open 7 days/week, including holidays
- Emergency contact 24/7
- Free cultural activities
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Some Activities Airport Transfers
What's Included (Extra)

– Airport pick-up
– Host family accommodations (private room)
– Breakfast and dinner, 7 days/week
– 1 hour/day Spanish classes
– 6-8 hours/day practical work, Monday-Friday
– Letter of recommendation
– Emergency contact number 24/7

What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance
Mar 04, 2022
Jul 05, 2017
18 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Maximo Nivel offers internship programs in Antigua, Guatemala. Develop professional skills and Spanish language fluency in an international setting. International internships provide excellent work experience and build your professional network. Native Spanish immersion takes your Spanish language skills to the next level.

Internship placements include:

- Education (K-12)
- Special Education
- Micro-Business
- Human Rights
- Hospitality & Tourism
- Medical
- Dental
- Customized

Internship programs are offered as “Practicums” (4 weeks) or “Internships” (8+ weeks). Internship programs are available year round and new programs begin every Monday. with lots of flexibility to meet your needs.

Internships qualify for university credit via our School of Record

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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 internships start every Monday year-round
  • Academic credit available
  • Dedicated internship advisor
  • Internships available for 4 to 24 weeks
  • All-inclusive—Private accommodations, meals, & Spanish classes

Program Reviews

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  • Growth 4.5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 4.75
  • Housing 5
  • Safety 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

Beautiful Opportunity!

What a rich way to learn about and experience Guatemalan culture. The program coordinators are encouraging and understanding, and prioritize your wellbeing. They make sure you are enjoying your experience and are willing to help in various ways. The facilities are well resourced and provide a welcoming and calm atmosphere. The public clinic where I worked was eye opening and I learned valuable skills from the relationships that developed there. Being immersed in Spanish environment at the clinic was humbling and sharped my language skills. I would recommend choosing a program that lasts at least one month to become well accustomed to the lifestyle and the people you work with. The homestay was a great opportunity to connect with Guatemalan people in different stages of life and learn about customs and traditions. On the weekends, there are various trips available to explore volcanoes, lakes, beaches, etc. I loved living in the beautiful city of Antigua!

What would you improve about this program?
Transportation expenses to practicum site included in total fees
113 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Experience it all

I truest enjoyed my time with Maximo! I worked as an intern for a social worker under the human rights internship, and experienced so much more than I ever could have if I was just traveling. I feel like I was really able to invelope myself into the culture, and I was really able to improve my Spanish as well as understand a lot more of the way this country runs. Maximo was so helpful with any problems I had and were always really awesome, I hope to work with them again in the future!!

What would you improve about this program?
Maybe not put such expensive traveling agencies in the casa
114 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program


Here it is! You just found the program you have been looking for! Maximo Nivel offers you internship and volunteering programs specific to your passions or courses of studies. It allows you to help those in need with both independence and opportunities. There is fun, work and a lot of learning. I, have learnt a language and gained so much from visiting Guatemala. Please, undertake this wonderful adventure!

109 people found this review helpful.
Asuka Sugiyama
Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible experience

I don't know how to express how grateful and happy I am to join Maximo Nivel! I learned so much from my internship (the Avocado Tour). Maximo taught me so many skills that would be very useful in the future (eg. making a website, updating social media etc). My Spanish improved a lot thanks to my amazing teachers. I can't ask for more!
Thank you so much for having me in Antigua, Guatemala. Guatemalan team rocks!!

112 people found this review helpful.
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