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GAP YEAR
IN COSTA RICA

WORK STUDY TRAVEL IN COSTA RICA

Costa Rica offers a wide variety of ways to organize your gap year experience. Get involved with community service working in sea turtle conservation, teaching English, and working with kids, all while studying Spanish. Go to surf school and get certified in scuba diving!

The standard gap year in Costa Rica is a 24-week itineary. Your program begins in the capital city of San Jose, and then you move on to Manuel Antonio Beach—the best beach and National Park in Costa Rica!

Suggested gap year itineraries are very flexible, so you can pick and choose to create a personalized program. Wherever you want to go for your gap year, we’re already here in-country, ready to help you.

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– At least 17 years of age
– Able to be creative with limited resources
– Hard working, ready to do anything!
– Positive mindset
– Background check is required for all gap year participants working with children

Daily Schedule
– 2-4 hours/day Spanish classes
– 3-4 hours/day of community service
– Community service hours are morning or afternoon depending on project
– Community service projects may be walking distance or require public transportation

Gap year programs combine travel, Spanish, community service, and skill building courses. You have weekends free, and a 2-week break to organize extra treks, tours, and beach time. All gap year participants receive the following services as part of the program:

– Airport pick-up
– Safety orientation and walking tour
– Host family accommodations (private room)
– Breakfast and dinner, 7 days/week
– 3 to 4 hours/day community service
– 2 hours/day Spanish language classes
– Other certification courses depending on program
– Official program certificates
Tandem Conversation Program
– Free WiFi and computer lab

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ProgramsSan Jose,
Costa Rica
Manuel Antonio,
Costa Rica
12 Weeks$4,795$4,795
24 Weeks$7,495$7,495
Country Jumper$7,945$7,945
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Why I Maximo Nivel

The people working at Maximo are always available at any time for support, whether it be in relation to the volunteer placement or for tours and experiences in the area. There are supplies, computers and people around for a chat as well as numerous weekly activities.
Lucia H.

COSTA RICA GAP YEAR ITINERARY

Academic Credit

EARN ACADEMIC CREDIT

DURING YOUR GAP YEAR ABROAD

Maximo Nivel is one of the few organizations in the world to offer academic credit for gap year programs. We also offer a unique Freshman Year Abroad where you can earn 12-32 credit hours before you enter university. Our School of Record issues official transcripts and academic credit for your program. Get the credit you earn!

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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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Let’s talk about it! Schedule your preferred time and date and a Program Advisor guides you through every step.

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