Projects Abroad Volunteer Programs in Costa Rica

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Projects Abroad has been providing volunteer placements in the developing world since 1992. Our volunteers in Costa Rica directly impact local communities through service projects arranged and coordinated by in-country staff.

We offer a wide selection of volunteer opportunities, ranging from child Care and Teaching English or French to coaching Sports to Conservation & Environment. We also have Business, Physical Therapy and Journalism internships. Visit our site for more details.

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based on 16 reviews
  • Impact 8.6
  • Support 8.7
  • Fun 8.4
  • Value 8.7
  • Safety 8.6
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Kelly
9/10

Greatest Summer of my life!

I had such a good time on my trip to Costa Rica. I did a 2 week summer program and by the end I wished I had stayed for longer. The first week I stayed in the Barra Honda National Park and that was quite a cultural shock. But the staff were very supportive and I met many great friends on the trip as well! (Some of which I have visited since, and still stay in contact with after 2 years). The second week we stayed with a host family and volunteered at a day care. This was such a great experience and I really learned a lot about the Costa Rican culture. Even with the language boundaries ( I suggest maybe taking a small course or brushing up on a few words.. I didn't so I had to carry a dictionary with me everywhere!) I still was able to communicate and develop a bond with my host family. The city was quite safe for such an undeveloped country and I never once encountered a time where I felt a risk. If you have the chance to take this, or any other projects abroad trip I HIGHLY recommend it! It was such a great time as I got to experience so many new things and have so much fun and at the same time I felt I was making a difference in the community. So, DO IT!

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Projects Abroad is a global organization formed around the need for gap year programs abroad designed for students taking a break from studying. Since its inception, Projects Abroad has expanded to offer high school volunteer programs, and a vast...