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COSTA RICA

Pura Vida!

Centring yourself on a surfboard or yoga mat, descending into bat-filled caves or ascending misty volcanic peaks – relax and enjoy the ride of Costa Rica. Explore the captivating wonders of Costa Rica, a jewel of Central America. Immerse yourself in lush rainforests that harbour extraordinary biodiversity, from vibrant toucans to elusive jaguars. Costa Rica's diverse landscapes unfold with volcanic peaks, pristine beaches, and cascading waterfalls. Delight in the nation's commitment to conservation, evident in its extensive national parks and wildlife reserves. History whispers through colonial cities like San Jose, where Spanish architecture stands as a testament to the country's past. Experience the warm embrace of Costa Rica's tropical climate, offering sun-soaked adventures and thrilling encounters with nature. In this paradise, discover a symphony of nature and culture, creating memories to last a lifetime. 

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PROJECT OVERVIEW

 

EDUCATION

Volunteers work with children at daycare centres for low-income families, rural schools, and shelters for socially at risk children. Work usually includes assisting during classes, taking care of the children, playing with them and organising activities. Manual work and help in the kitchen and office are also part of the tasks.

ENVIORNMENTAL

Conservation projects, rural development, and sustainable tourism initiatives are some of the ecological projects on offer. Volunteers will help in fieldwork (reforestation, species documentation, making of trails, animal protection), but also in the office (translation of information, maintenance of websites) or with the environmental education projects for tourists and locals. 

SOCIAL WORK

Volunteers will work in homes for the elderly or special care institutions (persons with disabilities). Tasks will include providing company for residents, organising activities and sometimes assisting in physical therapy. You will support in the kitchen work and with other manual labour.

PROGRAM DETAILS

INCLUDED IN YOUR PROGRAM

  • All organisation of your placement and project

  • Assistance with your visa processing

  • Preparation information

  • Accommodation at your project

  • Meals at your project

  • Airport pickup, meet and greet on arrival

  • Orientation and language seminars in your host country on arrival

  • Travel to your host project

  • Monthly pocket money allowance

  • Ongoing support from ICYE while at your project

  • Mid-Term seminar in your host country

  • Final Camp departure seminar in your host country

  • Emergency assistance with ICYE in host country

  • Comprehensive ICYE global Medical Insurance

REQUIREMENTS

  • Aged 18 - 30

  • New Zealand or Australian passport

START DATES & TRAVEL INFO

  • The Long-Term Program in Costa Rica has one intake period in August 2024

  • Travel to Costa Rica is organised by the volunteer outside of the Program Fees

  • A travel period forms part of the program in Costa Rica, which is a free time to travel at volunteers' own expense

  • Visas are organised with you in conjunction with our office and my incur a fee

'COSTA' LITTLE TO GET TO COSTA RICA!

$30 A DAY!

PROGRAM FEES

6 MONTH PROGRAM

$7,372 NZD

12 MONTH PROGRAM

$10,644 NZD

SO, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

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