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    Maximo Nivel:  Volunteer Abroad in Latin America

    Maximo Nivel: Volunteer Abroad in Latin America


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destinations: Costa Rica, Peru, Guatemala
    • Credit Awarded: College
    • Program Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Six Weeks, Four Weeks, Two Months, Academic Year, Semester, Quarter, Three Weeks, Five Weeks
    • Start Month: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    • Category: Community Service
    • Selective: No
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Housing: Homestay, Hotel, Student Apartment
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships
    • Minimum Cost: < $1,000
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    Have you dreamed about traveling to a developing country, spending your time in a meaningful way, and immersing yourself in a new culture? Community service and volunteering abroad is a life-changing experience where you expand your horizons in a way that could never be achieved in a classroom.

    Maximo Nivel is the local organization in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru. We have been working directly with our community projects since 2003 and thanks to volunteers like you the real impact we have made over the last 2 decades continues year over year. We understand it is challenging to plan a trip abroad and to find real opportunities to make a difference. As a locally-based institute, we are part of the community and cultural fabric—so join us in Latin America and let us show you how to help and contribute as a global citizen.

    Volunteer abroad programs give globally-minded people access to international projects that need help—projects where you can learn to serve and make an impact. International service learning is an out-of-classroom experience where you work, study, and travel to help benefit a local community and project site. Volunteering abroad pushes you beyond your comfort zone as you take part in a whole new way of life and giving back—it is a unique experience, both exciting and challenging!

    Volunteer abroad programs are usually built around short- to mid-term itineraries of 1 to 52 weeks, where you come to learn about the issues and the needs of the world. Where you learn how to make a difference and where you learn about yourself and what you have to offer the world. This is what we call “learning to serve.”


    Cost and Session Information

    Maximo Nivel offers top-rated volunteer abroad programs. We strive to offer all-inclusive program fees that are affordable, transparent, and accessible to everyone. Along with Maximo’s professional program management, multi-lingual team, and 24/7 in-country support, your volunteer program includes:

    Airport pick-up
    Host family accommodations
    Breakfast and dinner, 7 days/week
    3-4 hours/day practical work, Monday-Friday
    Program and safety orientation
    Walking tour
    Official certificate of volunteer service
    Letter of recommendation
    Spanish language tutoring table
    Tandem Conversation Program
    Office-wide WiFi and computer lab
    Salsa dance classes
    Cooking classes
    Free coffee and tea and on-site snack bar
    Institute is open 7 days/week
    Emergency contact number 24/7
    10-Year Payment Guarantee