• Costa Rica
    • San José
    • Alajuela
    • Atenas
    • Cartago
    • Heredia
    • Monteverde
    • Montezuma
    • Playa Flamingo
    • Nosara
    • Playa Blanca
    • Playa Grande
    • Puerto Jimenez
    • Puerto Limón
    • Samara Beach
    • San Joaquin de Flores
    • San Miguel
    • San Ramón
    • Santa Ana
52+ weeks
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood University Students Adults Business

Program Details

  • Bachelor's degree preferred but not required for North Americans (USA and Canada)
  • 20 to 40 years old.
  • Passport holder from the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia.
  • Native English speaker – you must be completely fluent in English.
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood University Students Adults Business
Weekly Classroom Hours
Age Min.
Age Max


Salary / Benefits
$700 to $1000 (USD) per month
Starting Price
Price Details
- 120-hour accredited TEFL certification course completed in Costa Rica.
- In-depth 5-day cultural course, covering Costa Rican cultural, Spanish language lessons, an authentic coffee plantation tour, animal rescue sanctuary visit and cooking classes
- Guaranteed paid teaching placement at one of TravelBud's carefully vetted partner schools, earning $650 to $1150 per month
- Thorough pre-departure support, which includes visa application guidance, document collection assistance, and more
- 24/7 in-country support throughout your placement in Costa Rica from our team on the ground
- Free placement in any of our other Paid Teaching program destinations on successful completion of your first contract in Costa Rica
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers SIM cards Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Some Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare Meals Travel Insurance Visa
Sep 13, 2022
Apr 21, 2022
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About Program

Embrace the Pura Vida lifestyle in one of the most beautiful corners of the earth through our TeachEnglish in Costa Rica Program.
Learn to “habla español” in the heart of Latin American, earn a sustainable income and embrace the tropics and traditions of an incredibly hospitable culture!
TravelBud's holistic program ensures you're super prepared for the classroom and includes an in-country TESOL/TEFL course designed for the Costa Rican classroom, in-class real-life training at a local language centre, the most in-depth 5-day cultural foundation course, and a guaranteed paid position, between $650 – $1150 USD per month, at one of our carefully-vetted school partners on completion of our course.
We take pride in offering the most dedicated support in helping you prepare for this life-changing adventure as well 24/7 in-country support throughout your teaching placement in Costa Rica, which we've carefully crafted based on our personal experiences of teaching abroad ourselves.

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Program Highlights

  • Guaranteed paid teaching job with a monthly salary of $650 up to $1500 (USD).
  • Thorough pre-departure support to ensure you're well prepared for the life-changing experience waiting for you in Costa Rica
  • Dedicated 24/7 in-country support throughout your placement.
  • Internationally accredited TESOL/TEFL certification course which includes theoretical and practical training.
  • A full week of cultural learning - which includes tons of lessons by experts in the field on Costa Rican culture, history, politics, language lessons and a variety of awesome cultural excursions.

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  • Benefits 4.5
  • Support 4.5
  • Fun 5
  • Facilities 5
  • Safety 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great and Helpful Program and Coordinators

I am so glad I found this program! They helped me to finally move abroad and become an English teacher! They helped guide me through the process and matched me with the program I did once I arrived to Costa Rica. The help Saskia provided was amazing, through and I always felt like I had someone in my corner who was looking out for me. She is responsive, helpful and genuinely wanted to help make my transition and time in Costa Rica the best they could be! I think the program is great because they have so many resources and programs all over the world so you really have a lot of options for where you want to go! I also love that after my first year teaching, I have the support of the program for a lifetime in many different countries all over the world!!

  • Placement with a program that gives you the TESOL/TEFL.
  • Support even after you have been placed.
25 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Costa Rica - GoOverseas Experience

This was my first time traveling internationally and it was, without a doubt, a life changing experience. With the help from the staff of GoOverseas and the in-country partner, the transition into living overseas was smooth, organized, and supported every step of the way. I am a solo traveler, but being a part of this program gave me a sense of community from the very beginning of my journey. During the first month in the program, I had the opportunity to go on adventurous, yet affordable excursions, find work, and build a support system made of friendships that I will have for a lifetime. Although I wish my work pay was a little higher, I now have a job that allows me to travel internationally, and nothing is more exhilarating than the sense of freedom you receive from that. My job allows me to create my own work schedule and I can work as much or as little as I desire. I have never been happier.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Hormigas Culonas: Large leaf cutter ants, roasted and salted. In Bogotá, Colombia.
32 people found this review helpful.

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