Discover why Costa Rica is the Happiest Place on Earth!
Costa Rica is an area of rainforests and rugged outdoor beauty. The country has an intense array environmental attractions: majestic volcanoes, misty cloud forests, stunning river valleys, and hundreds of beaches along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. Approximately the same size as West Virginia, its territory of 19,652 square miles touches both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The country is surprisingly accessible - one can travel from coast to coast in just three hours by car (or 45 minutes by plane). With over 500,000 plant and animal species, it is one of the world's most biologically diverse countries. Scientists have estimated that close to 4% of the Earth’s species live in Costa Rica. Costa Rica has a fascinating ecological story, woven into the history of a peaceful and family-oriented culture.
What to expect:
You will have the opportunity to learn or improve your Spanish skills in a small group setting, observe and volunteer with Spanish-speaking professionals and children with special needs, and experience the culture of family living in Ecuador. Collaboration with volunteer staff, school professors, and a multidisciplinary group of EBS colleagues will give you the chance to learn new strategies, develop different skills, and share your knowledge with others. Volunteer sites include pediatric clinics, schools, and private practices. Expect hard work, gratifying rewards, personal and professional growth, new lifelong friends and exceptional memories.
Join the EBS United team in Costa Rica:
Our Immersion Program in Costa Rica will be held from July 15 – August 5, 2017.
If you are interested in applying to be part of this team, submit your application today!