Guanacaste 

Live with families in the  rural communities of Bolson and Ortega. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and daily life of rural Guanacaste.  Collaborate with community members, kids, teens, women, and seniors. Visit the beautiful Rio Tempisque and learn about conservation and ecotourism projects. Explore themes such as food security, export agriculture, migrant labor, rural health, Blue Zones,  and the impacts of globalization on rural life.

San Jose

San Jose is the perfect place to explore topics of migrant and refugee organizations including UNHCR programs and migrant services and projects. Learn about the La Carpio immigrant community as well as the University of Costa Rica and private Universities in the area. Also, explore Costa Rica's model universal healthcare system as well as the International Human Rights Court.

Zona Norte and Upala

Located near the border with Nicaragua, collaborate with  Nicaraguan and transnational refugee and migrant populations. Learn about the history of the area and the people, the agricultural, economy,  and social determinants of health.  Visit the offices of the refugee and migrant service organizations.    Accompany families on their farms and learn about their journies and struggle for integration and identity in Costa Rica.  Stay with families or in an ecolodge and explore Arenal Volcano, Rio Celeste,  tropical forests, waterfalls, and incredible wildlife.  

Virtual Programs

You can also be a part of virtual programs.  English, tutoring, outreach, research, workshops, and self-care programs all available in a virtual format.

Where can you live, travel, and work? 

Rural Guanacaste

Rural Guanacaste

Zona Norte

Zona Norte

San Jose 

Virtual Programs 

Free Time

Add on excursions to your internship or group program 

Rio Celeste
Explore the crystal blue waters of this amazing river in the north of Costa Rica.

Arenal Volcano
Costa Rica's most famous volcano can be explored along with the winding rivers, rainforests, waterfalls,and hot springs.

Monteverde
Ranked Newsweeks' #14 "Place to Remember Before it Disappears", Monteverde is one of the country's major ecotourism destinations with multiple natural wonders to explore.

Pacific Beaches
Relax on one of the many beaches with white sand between your toes and clear, blue water to swim in.

Limon and the Caribbean
Limon is considered to be one of the most pristine and lush regions of Costa Rica. Experience one of the  country's most geographically and culturally diverse regions.

Hidden treasures that only local guides know
Feel like a real Costa Rican as you experience those special places only locals know about!