- Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
- Destinations: Costa Rica, Peru, Guatemala
- Program Delivery: Residential
- 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
- Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
- Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships
- Minimum Cost: < $1,000
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.”