San Jose

San Jose, Costa Rica

After School Program

Spanish (Intermediate)

Work with an organization that provides after school and daycare services to children of limited economic resources. Be a positive role model and help students with homework and educational activities. Engage the children by facilitating recreational activities, art, and music projects.

Museums

Spanish (Advanced)

As the capital city of Costa Rica, San José is home to many museums and cultural centers. Participants placed in these organizations may have opportunities to promote awareness of the rich cultural history of Costa Rica by organizing and coordinating projects for visitors, leading guided museum tours, assisting with marketing and PR projects, coordinating special events, and translating marketing materials. These placements are ideal for individuals interested in archaeology, anthropology, museology, natural history, education, and administration.

Public School

Spanish (Beginning)

This public school provides comprehensive education for K-12 students. Participants in this role may serve as a teacher’s aide by grading papers, assisting students with homework, facilitating recreational activities, and supervising the classroom. There also may be opportunities to tutor special needs students one-on-one or teach English. *Due to vacations, this organization is not available from mid-December through the first week of February and during the month of July.

Special Education Center

Spanish (Intermediate)

This center empowers visually-impaired, hearing-impaired, intellectually disabled, and other disabled individuals to live independently by providing counseling and physical, speech, and occupational therapy in addition to music, art and physical education. Students at the center also receive dietary guidance and medical care. Participants in this organization may have chances to become actively involved in the community by aiding educational or creative instruction, assisting in the dining area, and coordinating recreational activities. *Due to vacations, this organization is not available from mid-December through the first week of February and during the month of July.

Bilingual School

Spanish (Beginning)

This state-funded PK-12 bilingual school's mission is to provide quality, integrated education with a special focus on civic commitment, personal growth, and environmental conservation. Participants in this organization may have opportunities to serve as a teacher’s assistant, help students with reading, writing, listening, and speaking lessons in English, and assist PE classes and other activities. *Due to vacations, this organization is not available from mid-December through the first week of February and during the month of July.