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Program Includes:

* Pre-departure information 
* Pick up from the airport in San Jose and transportation to San Ramon
* Orientation
* Volunteer Position 
* Accommodation 
* Breakfast and Dinner each day 
*24/7 emergency service


Program Does Not Include:

*Round trip Airfare
*Return trip to Airport
*Required Travel and Medical Insurance


Optional Spanish Classes

20 hours per week - $225 per week


Volunteers stay with local host families. Staying with a host family is a great opportunity to get insight into the culture and practice your Spanish. Volunteers are provided with breakfast and dinner each day, and each family has safe water for participant use. Participants have their own room in the house, and share a bathroom with family members. Host families provide bedding, but volunteers should bring their own towel. All host families have running water.

Arrival Dates:

The programs in Costa Rica start every Monday. Participants should arrive on a Wednesday or Thursday

We ask that participants not to arrive on December 23, 24, or 25 in order to allow our coordinators to spend the Christmas holiday with their families.

Travel Insurance:

Travel insurance is not included in the program fee. We prefer to let participants decide what kind of coverage they need.

All prices are listed in US Dollars. The program fees reflect the costs ELI faces when setting up a program. We work hard to keep our costs as low as possible. ELI is a registered 501(c)3 non profit. US taxpayers may be able to deduct some or all of the program fees. If you are outside the US and wondering what these costs translate to in your currency, click here for an online conversion tool that will give you the approximate current exchange rate.