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Fee includes all in-country costs like food, private transportation, lodging, COVID-19 tests, PPE, park entrance fees, etc.
Since 1965, AMIGOS provided has provided volunteers age 15 to 19 the safest, most authentic service and immersion experiences in Latin America. Living and working in a new community gives you the chance to improve your Spanish, make an impact, gain confidence, and build leadership skills. You'll get to see the world in a truly unique way!
AMIGOS has worked in Costa Rica for more than three decades. All programs will operate in a pod model of 15–20 students. You'll live, volunteer, and travel together.
- Explore a critical issue and meet local activists, business owners, and community members
- Service - Earn service hours while you complete hands-on projects with local organizations
- Health and Safety - Enhanced COVID-19 protocols including testing and a Health and Wellness Coordinator onsite
- Excursions - Explore Costa Rica's natural beauty!
- Improve your Spanish by using it in everyday conversation
Focus on the AMIGOS pillars of ethical service, leadership, and cultural humility in Costa Rica! Explore an issue you're passionate about and learn how local communities are responding to the impacts of that issue.
Explore different farming practices in Costa Rica from the mountains to the valleys! What impact does international demand for Costa Rican coffee have on local communities? What does local food production have to do with agroforestry practices? From cultivation to consumption, dive deep into food systems by learning from communities in Costa Rica. This experience will be led in Spanish and English and two spots on this project are reserved for students from Costa Rica.
Explore community efforts to adapt to climate change in Costa Rica! From the mangroves of the Caribbean coast to the cloud forests of Monteverde, we will examine local conservation initiatives that have persisted despite challenges due to a changing climate. We will also dig into the root causes of climate change and how international actions can have a profound effect on local communities.
Are you ready to jump into adventure in Costa Rica? Travel to a volcanic valley to explore how climate change is agriculture. Spend time on the Caribbean coast volunteering with a wildlife and ecological conservation initiative. Immerse yourself in the lush wilderness of Costa Rica's forests, rolling hills, and tranquil Caribbean while you unplug with us this summer.
From farming and coffee growing to conservation and wildlife corridors, explore how local communities in southern Costa Rica practice sustainable development. Stay at a nature reserve and a lodge in the rolling hills of the Brunca region as well as a wildlife refuge on the Pacific coast! Two spots on this program are reserved for students from Costa Rica.
Explore community efforts to adapt to climate change in Costa Rica! From sea turtle protection on the Caribbean coast to the cloud forests in Valle Central, you'll get hands-on with local conservation projects. Dig in to the root causes of climate change and how international actions affect local communities. And, get to know Tico culture by living with a host family for part of your stay!