Maximo Nivel

Maximo Nivel

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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!

Website
maximonivel.com
Founded
2003
Headquarters

7950 NW 53rd Street
Suite 337
Miami, FL 33166
United States

Reviews

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Miranda
10/10

Volunteering has always been a key part of my life. I came to volunteer in Costa Rica with my sister for something different, and I am so glad that I did. We were based at a facility called Sonrisas and it gave me a new appreciation for the little things in life. The kids were so sweet and so appreciative of everything! They were full of energy and opened my eyes to what is important to live a good, simple life. You definitely need to have a lot of energy and a positive outlook, but it is easy if you want to make the most of this experience. Maximo Nivel helped ensure that everything went smoothly so do not worry about navigating a new place. I definitely recommend branching out and volunteering in Costa Rica. If you think you do not have time, make time. It is worth it! Open your heart and open your eyes. Take everything in.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Jillian
10/10

My sister and I decided to do this program together and we are so happy we did! Our only regret is that we didn't spend longer here. We stayed for one week and volunteered at Sonrisas with kids of all ages. We were able to really immerse ourselves into the culture, and staying with a host family is so special and unique. We were able to learn some Spanish, try traditional foods and learn more about the residential areas rather than just the tourist areas. And I came in not knowing much Spanish, so if that's holding you back, don't let it. We learned our way around very quickly, asked questions (Maximo Nivel is SUPER helpful) and we just made the most of it. The kids are so sweet and excited to see us everyday. And even though we are there to help them, they are the ones that ended up helping us in the long run.... reminded us to just have fun, keep it simple, and that the game of tag never gets old. We hope to do another program again in the future.

No, I don't recommend this program
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anna
10/10

As an 18 year old girl traveling all by herelf i was very nervous, but from the second i got off the plane i was greeted by Maximo Nivel staff and felt safe. the staff here is amazing at making you feel safe and comfortable especially if you are like me and do not speak a lot of spanish. i was in junuillal for the turtles and it was the best time of my life, everyday you were doing something for the community, environment or the turtles and you truly felt like you were making a difference. i made life long friends and memories that i will cherish forever and am truly so grateful for this experience. my best advice if you are looking into traveling here, bring lots of bug spray, and open mind and a big heart, this trip will change your life for the better!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Melisa
10/10

I took the TEFL certificate course last month and it was amazing. Karen, our tefl trainer, made the whole experience a wonderful learning process. You get to do a lot of practical teaching since the beginning of the course til the final week which was my favorite one! The practical teaching week is challenging but rewarding in the end. Karen will make sure you feel motivated all the time! Antigua is THE place to get your TEFL certificate because Karen is THE teacher :D !

Yes, I recommend this program
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Rowan
10/10

Maximo Nivel's Peru TEFL program was an amazing experience. I signed up for it as part of my gap year, not knowing what to expect.

I thought I knew a lot about grammar, but there was much I still had to learn. Classes get kind of intense around the third week, but nothing that isn't able to be done. Sean, the instructor for the program is great! I can't think of anything he could have done to be more perfect for the position.

Having the same class through practical teaching week was really cool. You get to know the students while you practice teaching. As I said, I didn't come here JUST for this program, and I was actually pretty intimidated by it. It was great to experience teaching and I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. I really wanted to sign up to be a teacher as soon as the program ended.

Being in Cusco has been wonderful, too. There is a lot to see and do. I've been here for two months and have never been bored.

How can this program be improved?
The books are a little outdated (but they're already fixing that!)
Yes, I recommend this program

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