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About the program in Costa Rica

Integrated Learning Experiences offers a wide variety of programs in Costa Rica divided into volunteer programs, internships, and group experiences.

Volunteer in Costa Rica

Volunteer in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is widely known as a destination of great biodiversity, great beaches, warm culture, and stunning natural wonders. By joining our volunteer program in Costa Rica you will be able to experience Costa Rica in a very different and authentic way, immersing yourself in the “tico”(Costa Rican) way of life.

You will be working alongside other volunteers making a positive impact in needed areas of Costa Rica. There are many fields to choose from including education, construction, environmental conservation and moreIf you don’t find what you are looking for, get in touch with us as new opportunities are always becoming available.

Internships in Costa Rica

INLEX has created a wide network of opportunities for internships in Costa Rican organizations and companies. Internship opportunities range from medical programs, physiotherapy, microfinance,and more. INLEX matches the intern’s profile with the right opportunity for a meaningful learning experience.

volunteer in Costa Rica


Programs are available from 2 weeks to 24 weeks(see each program’s details) in various fields with flexible dates.

Intern and volunteer programs in Costa Rica

Some questions
Volunteer in Costa Rica

Programs in Costa Rica start almost any Sunday Except the last two weeks in December,major holidays and Easter week.

If unsure ask for a list of all our start dates.

Airport pickup is included at San Jose airport,(Juan Santa Maria airport Code: SJO) and nearby hotels.


All participants must be over 18 years old at the time they start their program

Some programs require basic Spanish knowledge.

Internships have their requirements related to their field, for more information please see the individual program description.

Programs  are available from 2-24 weeks, although some programs have a minimum of a 4 week commitment.

Included in your program are housing, food, orientations, emergency support, transport from the airport, pre-departure support, and more.

Your fees go into paying our kind staff, teachers, legal fees, taxes, host families, your food, transportation, internet, phone bills, other utilities, maintenance, rental space, insurance, office supplies, the volunteer application process, emergency support, arranging and designing all of our programs, infrastructure, maintaining our website, making promotional material,and much much more.

But most importantly, these fees go into making sure you have a great experience and everything runs smoothly.

Spanish is the official language of this Costa Rica.

Some programs require basic Spanish and some don’t. 
Language lessons are available in person or online. See prices below

All of our programs require participants to be have adequate health travel insurance.If you don’t have insurance already, you can get a quote through our partner Pro-trip world.

Most programs are based around San Ramon, but wildlife programs are in other locations. Please see each individual program’s details.

Programs in Costa Rica

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Wildlife and sea turtle programs attract a surcharge of US$120 per week. Prices expressed in US dollars.
  • Registation fee $200

    Valid for any program.

  • 2 weeks $653
  • 3 weeks $998
  • 4 weeks $1349
  • Additional week $165
  • Accommodation:
    Host family with breakfast and dinner everyday.
  • Support throughout the service.
  • Coordination
  • Orientation to work
  • Welcome at San Jose (SJO) airport with transport.
  • Certificate of program completion.
  • Airfare
  • Compulsory travel health insurance.
  • Free time  activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Transportation upon finishing the service.
  • Commuting costs(if any)

Accommodation upgrades are available on request depending on chosen project.

In person Spanish lessons:

$290 per every 20 hour segment.

Online Spanish lessons:

$150 per every 10 hour segment.

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