Practicas Profesionales in Costa Rica
Ticos (Costa Ricans) can claim to live in Paradise. Their relatively small country located in the tropic has ideal weather conditions and is gifted with almost everything lovers of nature may dream of.
Its tropical jungles with magical waterfalls and inhabited by a reach wildlife, white-sand beaches and bewildering gardens, and a prosperous, polite and friendly population that has been blessed for decades with stable political and economic conditions. Costa Rica is the most developed country of Central America and enjoys high quality life conditions and government services. The main economic activities are tourism, agriculture and manufacturing.
To participate in most of this programs and internships,volunteers will need to have intermediate to advanced Spanish language skills and they can either take classes on site during the program they chose or take a one-week full immersion Spanish course on their first week in the country before starting to do the volunteer work. The local staff may instruct you on how to access these Spanish but fees are not included in the programs.
Most of the internships and programs in Costa Rica require a high level of commitment from the volunteers and their minimum duration is usually from three to four weeks.
On a request basis, our partners in Costa Rica can arrange for professional internships in areas such as micro-finances, recycling and physical therapy.
This is the best option for those looking to learn more about the Costa Rican culture and improve and enjoy an authentic Spanish immersion experience, while enjoying the safety and comfort of a familiar environment. Families who choose to accommodate foreigners in their homes enjoy the cultural exchange and see this as a way to learn more about other cultures. Sharing the daily routine with a local family guarantees a true and authentic culture immersion with all that comes with it! Definitely an experience one shouldn’t miss!
*Accommodation options can be customized to suit your individual needs and preferences. If you want another type of accommodation, please contact us directly. We will be happy to personalize your booking.
Internship & Accommodation:
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*Please note: All Internship programs in Costa Rica attract a refundable* Registration Fee of USD 249 on top of the program Fee. You can calculate the value of your currency in US dollar using this currency convertor.
*Please read our refund policy.
What do my fees pay for?
Registration Fee: Support and guidance from CW staff, program marketing costs, pre-departure assistance, CW Solidarity Fund, administration costs, staff salary, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with participants.
Program Fee Internship and accommodation: Airport pick-up, orientation and walking tour, host family housing with private room, breakfast and dinner, 4-6 hours of internship work per day Monday-Friday, 1-hour private Spanish classes Monday-Friday, Free Salsa lessons, Free access to computer lab and internet, program supervision, in-country 24/7 participant support and in-country administration costs.
What’s no included: Air tickets,Vaccinations, Certificate of Good conduct, Visa, Local travels and Personal expenses, International Insurance against sickness, accident and 3er party liability. In addition to providing health insurance, the plan must cover medical evacuation and repatriation. Our participants in Costa Rica generally find USD 80 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.