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MAXIMO NIVEL

STUDY ABROAD & EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL

Maximo Nivel is the leading organization in study abroad and educational travel in Latin America. We are an internationally-accredited organization with 4 local institutes in 3 of the world’s most beautiful countries — Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru.

You can choose from a variety of programs—Volunteer Abroad, International Internships, University Abroad, Spanish Immersion, TEFL Certification, and much more! Whether you want to study, volunteer, teach, take a Gap year, get international work experience, or just get involved in life, language, and culture, Maximo Nivel has a program for you!

Everything is organized for you from academic courses and in-country projects, to accommodations, tours, and transportation. Maximo Nivel is totally committed to providing you with academic excellence, great client service, and safety in every aspect of your program. You always have a great home base at Maximo Nivel!

Volunteer Abroad
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Study Abroad
TEFL Certification
Spanish Immersion Programs
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Programs You’ll Love!

We’re the feet-on-the-street, live-here, work-here organization.

MAKE A REAL IMPACT ABROAD

VOLUNTEER ABROAD

COSTA RICA | GUATEMALA | PERU

Volunteering with a local organization like Maximo Nivel provides a unique opportunity to live and work in Latin America. Learn to serve while giving back to the global community and immersing yourself in the local culture. This is a life-changing experience!

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INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS

COSTA RICA | GUATEMALA | PERU

Careers are more global than ever before. You need to develop a whole new set of professional skills to ensure your success and to set yourself apart. Get practical work experience, develop Spanish language skills, and build your international network.

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STUDY AND EARN ACADEMIC CREDIT

UNIVERSITY ABROAD

COSTA RICA | GUATEMALA | PERU

Maximo Nivel offers personalized, study abroad programs and is one of the most affordable university abroad providers available anywhere. University programs are available year-round — Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Be a global student, be a global citizen!

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TEACH ENGLISH ABROAD

TEFL CERTIFICATION

COSTA RICA | GUATEMALA | PERU

Teaching English abroad opens the door to a world of travel and new cultures. Help students worldwide realize their academic and professional dreams. Get an internationally-recognized TEFL certification. Get international work experience. Get paid as a world-class English teacher.

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SPANISH IMMERSION

COSTA RICA | GUATEMALA | PERU

Maximo Nivel offers the most intensive and effective Spanish immersion programs in Latin America. Study with qualified local Spanish instructors. Boost your standing at university, add to your career skills, and put your world travels on the fast track!

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TEEN SUMMER PROGRAM

SUMMER SPANISH CAMP

COSTA RICA

Spanish Camp is specially designed for teens all over the world. Spend 1 to 5 weeks in a full-immersion program that integrates the Spanish language into travel, community service, sports, and cultural activities. This unique summertime experience helps students grow into global citizens!

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TRAVEL, EXPLORE, & LEARN

GAP YEAR

COSTA RICA | GUATEMALA | PERU

Gap year programs combine travel, volunteering, Spanish, and TEFL. Create a personalized country jumper itinerary that includes the best of Latin America. Earn academic credit that transfers to your university. Gap years are one-of-a-kind experiences that are absolutely transformative!

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TREK, TOUR, & UPSKILL

ADVENTURE & CULTURE

COSTA RICA | GUATEMALA | PERU

World-class adventure and culture programs that take you beyond the classroom and provide unique opportunities to explore Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru. Upskill and get certified in scuba, yoga, and surf… Make your travel meaningful!

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Campuses in Latin America

Maximo Nivel Antigua Guatemala

Antigua,
Guatemala

The institute at Maximo Nivel-Guatemala is a peaceful home base campus in the heart of Antigua. It’s a beautifully restored colonial building with a central garden and fountain for students to enjoy. There is also a second building, just a half-block away, with an incredible view of the city.

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Maximo Nivel Cusco Peru

Cusco,
Peru

The Maximo Nivel-Peru institute is located in the commercial center of the beautiful, historic city of Cusco. Just 3 blocks from the Plaza de Armas, the campus is in the cultural center of the city, across the street from Q’oricancha—the ‘Temple of the Sun,’ the most sacred site in the Inca Empire.

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Maximo Nivel Manuel Antonio Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio,
Costa Rica

The open-air institute in Manuel Antonio sits on top of a small mountain overlooking the clear, blue waters of the Pacific coast. On campus, participants study amidst the natural beauty of Costa Rica’s largest national park, rainforest, and white sand beaches. You can walk to the beach right after class!

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Maximo Nivel San Jose Costa Rica

San Jose,
Costa Rica

The Maximo Nivel institute is located in San Pedro—the university district of the capital city of San Jose. The neighborhood offers a great student vibe and the campus is bright and sunny with indoor/outdoor study areas. Maximo Nivel San Jose is only 10-minutes from downtown!

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What’s Included?

We take you out of your comfort zone while keeping you comfortable.
Pre Arrival Advising
Airport Pick-Up
Safety Orientation
24/7 In Country Support
Great Host Families
Tours and Cultural Activities
AND LOTS MORE

Are You Ready to Live It?

More than 5,000 solo travelers, couples, families, groups, and faculty leaders join us every year!
Since 2003, more than 63,000 people have lived the experience with Maximo Nivel.

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Ready to work, study, travel? Complete your application online and get ready for an extraordinary experience abroad.

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