Located on the Pacific coast the community of Quepos, located three hours from the capital of San Jose, is a traditional laid-back Costa Rican town. Known as the entrance to world famous Manuel Antonio National Park the town has maintained it’s traditional ‘Tico’ flair.
Volunteers will be helping to develop both the infrastructure and the quality of educational offerings in order to bring a better quality of life to local disadvantaged youth.
In order to gain a better appreciation for Costa Rican culture and to further connect with the projects themselves you will take daily Spanish lessons. These will be in addition to the volunteer program and will take place around your working schedule.
All internships are geared at developing your leadership and role model skills, allowing you to develop a variety of key soft and hard skills that will put you a step ahead the rest of the pack. GVI have been running community development, education, and conservation projects since 1997 and our highly experienced field staff will help you gain and improve vital skill sets to improve your future job prospects.
There is something so special about having that teacher/student bond where the students know and trust you. The way their faces light up when they understand something or how proud they are when you tell them they got the answer correct.