Volunteer project (22 Days)
For the next phase of the program, volunteers will teach in a local resource poor schools in Atenas. You will teach from 3 to 5 hours each day, 5 days a week. In Costa Rica, each school has its own on staff English teacher who assists our volunteers with teaching methods, offers advice on solving communication barriers and provides suitable curricula for the classrooms. English teaching volunteers do not have to be native English speakers. Volunteers interested in teaching other subjects like math, science can also do so, but please let us know this before you start your project. The schools in Costa Rica are closed during the holidays and exam periods. During these times, Global Crossroad will organize alternative tasks for our volunteers, such as assisting in an orphanage.
Activities: Teaching English and/or other subjects, organize games and other extracurricular/creativity-based activities, and self-exploration of Atenas and surrounding areas during free time.
Explore Costa Rica (5 Days)
After serving the communities and children of Costa Rica and acquiring some insightful perspective into the local culture, set out on an unforgettable journey through the tropical beauty that is Costa Rica . Take an exciting cruise on a sea-faring catamaran, hike to Paos Volcano National Park, enjoy an authentic cup of Costa Rican coffee, be awed by the Botos Lagoon, splash around in the La Paz Waterfall Gardens, surround yourself with the fluttering of butterfly wings at the Magia Blanca Falls (the largest enclosed butterfly observatory), sink your feet into the soft sands of unspoiled beaches and float away on a leisurely boat ride along the wildlife-brimming Sarapiqui River. and MORE!!!
Activities: catamaran cruise, visit numerous waterfalls, volcanoes (both dormant and active), numerous national parks, virgin beaches, butterfly observatory, wildlife sanctuaries, and more.
Program itineraries are merely samples and may change to meet the needs of the volunteers and changes in the field conditions. This itinerary will be revised and finalized during orientation program.