Would you like to learn Spanish before beginning your volunteer project in Costa Rica? Then ask us about our Spanish group or private classes!
We are happy to organize private or group Spanish classes for you – before you begin your volunteer project.
We work with the best and most affordable Spanish schools in the country. Our Spanish school we work with is located in San Isidro del General, on the Pacific side of Costa Rica, in the Talamanca Mountain Range.
San Isidro is a beautiful area with a more moderate climate that is not as hot as on the coasts. At night it can even get pretty cold! The area is much safer than San Jose, and the people are from the “country side” and thus a little more open, friendly, and curious.
It doesn’t matter at what fluency level you are at, you can begin from scratch. You’ll be given an entrance test and be placed in a group accordingly. In most groups are only 3 – 6 students, but you can also request for private classes. There are always a lot of students at the school so you’ll never be alone!
All teachers at the school are native bi-lingual Costa Ricans with years of language teaching experience.
Groups are also welcome to do the Spanish classes! The Spanish school has lots of experience with school and university groups. Just ask us for availability and we’ll accommodate your group.
Accommodation, Food, and Transport
While staying at the language school, you’ll be living at a host family around San Isidro del General. All of the host families have years of experience hosting students, and they’re very happy to have you there. You will commute to class by bus normally, since San Isidro is a bigger city and distances are a little further and not walkable (note that bus fares are very cheap, less than $0.50, and are not included in the project fees).
Age requirement: 15+
Class Schedule: Spanish Classes are from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, with a 15-minute break at 10:00 a.m. The afternoons are usually free and you may spent it with the other students.
Costs: A one week experience starts from $350, 2 weeks are $670, 3 weeks are $990, 4 weeks are $1300, and each additional week is an extra $323.
Optional: Air-port pick-up. It is an additional $70 If you’d like us to pick you up from the airport and provide transport to your project. Groups are welcome to volunteer on the turtle conservation project!
Accommodation - Host family
Food - 2 Meals daily, breakfast and dinner. Lunch you’ll eat outside of home, since you’ll be at the school or in town during the day. Often Students go out and eat lunch together.
Welcome, Orientation, and Introduction
24/ 7 emergency telephone support
Optional: A letter of recommendation and certificate at the end of your volunteer time
Groups are welcome to volunteer on this project.
Not included in our costs are: Flights, travel insurance, visa costs, in-country transportation during program and for traveling the country, additional food items or snacks, food on the first day of arrival and second morning until you’ll arrive at your host family’s house, and any other personal expenses.
NEW – Learn Spanish Online over Skype before you start Volunteering
A language school we work with closely offers now Spanish Lessons online through Skype before you begin your stay In Costa Rica. You’ll learn from an actual Costa Rican teacher and you can choose how many lessons you would like, and you can do them whenever and from where ever you like.
For 8 hours of Spanish classes you’ll only pay 100 USD ! Please contact us here for more info.
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We offer VERY LOW FEES to volunteer on our projects. Many volunteer companies ask for 1000 USD or more for just 1 – 2 weeks of volunteering. That is NOT volunteering, that is a vacation where you’re asked to do (mainly boring and unnecessary) work. Green Life Volunteers’ mission is to offer your real projects in which you only pay what is really needed for food and accommodation costs. A small part of your fee goes to GLV’s staff and services of setting up the volunteer project for you.
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