Maximo Nivel
96% Rating
(761 Reviews)

Maximo Nivel

Máximo Nivel (Maximum Level)—The Intercultural Center of Latin America

Máximo 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!

Most Recent Program Reviews

Kelly
Female

Holiday Program, San Jose

10/10

This program was incredible. Each day we did something new, including painting classrooms, throwing a holiday party for children, and working in an elderly care home. The staff at Máximo Nivél were supportive, organized, and genuinely thrilled to be working on the volunteer projects. They spread joy and made the experience amazing. Moreover, San Jose is a great city. The people are friendly and welcoming, and I personally never felt endangered during my time there. Staying with host family was also a great experience. I was able to learn what daily life in Costa Rica was like, and I developed a great relationship with my host parents. I would highly recommend this program to anybody interested. This program has opened my eyes up to a life full of volunteering and traveling, especially in Latin America.

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Dinoji
Female
28 years old
Toronto, Canada
York University

Life-changing Trip

9/10

I spent my 2017 holiday season in Antigua, Guatemala, to volunteer with the Holiday Experience project, and it absolutely was one of the best trips of my life. In the 1 week that I spent with Maximo Guatemala, I had the opportunity to volunteer at a coffee plantation, an orphanage, and a disability facility. All three of these placements opened my eyes in different ways; I was pushed out of my comfort zone, and found myself appreciating all the little things as a result.

The Maximo Guatemala team was great in so many ways. They were warm and welcoming from the start, and very accomodating when I wanted to extend my stay. I was a little nervous going into it all, since this was my first time volunteering abroad, but from the moment I saw the bright yellow smiley face flag at my airport pickup, I felt instantly at ease :). By the time I left my homestay, it truly felt like a home away from home.

I came to Antigua wanting to give back over the holidays, but left with the realization that you don't have to wait for that time of year to do so. I'm grateful that my first experience volunteering abroad was such a great one. It has left such an impression on me that I'm definitely doing it again soon!

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Ashley
Female
20 years old
United States
University of Wisconsin- Madison

Cusco!

10/10

I loved volunteering in Cusco, Peru! Not only did I shadow many healthcare professionals, but I gained valuable experience and insight into a different healthcare system. Seeing another part of the world provide medical assistance was incredibly eye-opening and the relationships I formed with my fellow volunteers also made this opportunity worthwhile. Volunteering provided me with life-long friendships with wonderful people!

Torre
Female

Amazing Experience!

10/10

These two weeks with Maximo Nivel Guatemala have been amazing! I really enjoyed the holiday experience and visiting multiple projects. We worked with the elderly, painted a school and worked with kids. My second week I was placed at an orphanage who had an amazing staff and wonderful kids. Maximo has a great team who is always willing to help and they truly made this a memorable experience. Hope to volunteer again with Maximo Nivel!

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Carrie
Female
20 years old
Guatemala
Wisconsin

Máximo Nivel

10/10

I had such an incredible time with this program. All of the staff are so welcoming and helpful from the minute you meet them, and keep your safety and overall experience a priority. I look forward to future adventures with this program, and will cherish the memories I have already made with Máximo Nivel. As for the specific programs, transportation was simple and everyone was so helpful and kind. It also was an incredible way to practice my spanish

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