Volunteering in Rural Schools in Costa Rica is an Educational Travel Program for students that allows them to see Costa Rica in a way that few outsiders get to see on their tours. Due to Costa Rica’s school schedule, students from PA, NJ, and beyond can witness schools in session through the opportunities we provide.
Sample Itinerary of your Adventures in Costa Rica:
Day One: Arrive in Costa Rica and Greeted by our Costa Rican Tour Guide. See local sites, check into the hotel, and hold evening reflections and expectations with our Costa Rican guide.
Day Two – Six: Wake-up and visit our school in session. Meet the students through an opening activity. Most of our tours are spent here teaching English, arts, sports, and engaging in light construction.
Day Seven: Hiking and Swimming with our Costa Rican guide. Tour leaders can also choose adding a Catamaran tour in the Pacific Ocean with snorkelling, waterslides on the boat, and more.
Day Eight: Say Pura Vida and Return Home
A Sample Day of Volunteering in a Public School:
7:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Meet at the school and go on a community tour
10:00 am Group meets to plan a painted mural with students in the school. Another group meets for sports instruction. A third group meets for light construction (painting, repairing fences, etc).
11:00 am Groups rotate
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm English and art instruction
2:00 pm Groups rotate
3:00 pm Depart school
3:15 pm Stop at a local supermarket for shopping
4:30 pm Beach Time… or American-Costa Rican Friendly Soccer Game… Or hiking
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Reflections run by our Costa Rican guide
Our Costa Rica educational travel tours allow our students to volunteer while also experiencing some of the adventures that make this country such a rich travel destination.
Interested in a Focus on Sports Programs?
Teachers of students who love the opportunities of this trip but who are looking for more playing sports with locals, should inquire about the adventures we offer in international sports programs. These have elements of educational travel tours in both service and sports.
We have many great opportunities for volunteer service trips. We offer dynamic programs for the following groups:
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ILI Travel partners with groups from anywhere in the United States and Canada. We have worked with participants from Montgomery County, Bucks County, Delaware County, Chester County, Burlington County, Essex County, Warren County, and Union County. We have also worked with non-school organizations in PA and NJ.