P.O. Box 24865

Fort Worth, Texas 76124
Skype Username: AMPED_Abroad

Skype Phone: 214.736.7654
Fax: 214.276.7727

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COSTA RICA

Get AMPED Abroad: The people are warm and carefree and the pace is chill. As the Ticos say, it’s pura vida (pure life)!

 

Visitors flock to this Central American paradise for a number of reasons. Some of our personal faves include: hiking and ziplining adventures, glorious sandy beaches, stunning bio-diversity, rich coffee, and palate-pleasing tropical fruits. Some of us would almost swear that we never tasted a real banana or pineapple until our visit to Costa Rica.

 

Costa Rica's popularity with tourists, make it the ideal host country for first-timers abroad. For most, the mix of English and Spanish-speakers allows for an easier introduction to another culture and language.

Choose from TEN (10) community-based projects in and near Atenas.

2-12 Week Volunteer Placements

Volunteer Placement Options Include:

MORE INFORMATION

Arrival

You arrive at San José (Juan Santamariá, SJO) on Sunday and begin volunteering on Monday. Orientation is provided upon arrival in-country.

 

Note: Alternate start dates can be accommodated.

Orientation

The first day of classes, in-country staff provide new volunteers with an orientation that covers information about Spanish classes, activities, excursions, and general information about Costa Rica. A separate orientation addresses safety tips.

Accomodations

Host family only.

WEEKENDS & TRAVEL

 

 

Weekends and evenings are usually designated as free time to explore the city and country, and to spend time with your host familiy.

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

 

  • Registration/application fee

  • Airport pick-up

  • Orientation

  • Host family accommodations and 2 meals/day

  • Spanish lessons (20 hours/week)

  • Laundry service

  • 24/7 emergency in-country support

Longer stays can be accommodated for an additional fee.

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

 

  • Additionally, you must provide an official "Certificate of Good Conduct " or official proof of "Lack of a Criminal Record". This documentation (with an official seal and signature) can be obtained for a nominal fee from the local police department, county district clerk's office, or equivalent law enforcement or governmental body. Background checks conducted through online services are not be accepted.

 

Availability: Most placements are available year-round. We strongly encourage you to contact us before submitting an application to confirm availability.

PROGRAM FEES

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