The Institute offers a volunteer
and internship programs for those
participants who complete the Spanish course at ICLC
for at least
4 weeks and want to execute a service learning in different areas
around the country such as National Parks or
Social Institutions or other Institutions.
offers a Volunteer Program for adult participants (more
than 18 year old) who are interested in experiencing
different social areas or in visiting beautiful places
around the country when working in the National Parks.
US$120 placement fee.
Fill out the Volunteer’s registration form.
The volunteer must register for a minimum of 4 weeks in
ICLC Language Program.
Complete a minimum of 4 weeks of volunteer work.
The volunteer has to cover cost for a home stay: US$840
for each 4 weeks (28 nights). For extensions made once
the Program begins, the cost for each extra night with
the host family will be US$30.
International health insurance is compulsory.
Since Costa Rica is a Spanish speaking country, to be
able to participate in a volunteer position, the
applicant must have at least the Intermediate Medium
Spanish level at the end of ICLC Spanish Language
A resume including picture and two recommendation
A resent official document, extended for the authorities
in the area where the applicant lives, indicating that
it is not involved in any type of legal problems.
A personal letter describing yourself and explaining why
you wish to participate in ICLC Volunteer Program. Make
sure to include your expectations.
room and board at the National Parks:
The cost for room and
board for 4 weeks (28 nights) at the National Parks
When participating in this program, the volunteer must
cover public or private transportation expenses to get
to the region in Costa Rica where the National Park
chosen is located. The cost for hotel or hostel nights
paid when changing from one park to the other is also
the participant’s responsibility.
positions, the volunteer have the commitment to help in
all areas that the position requires, such us organizing
activities, helping individuals according to their
needs, maintenance, cleaning and so on. The Director of
each Institution will supervise the volunteer work and
will assign the functions.
volunteers enrolled in a social area program, will have
to continue with the journal in Spanish because is a
continuing education of the language studies.
entries must be written in clear and legible
handwriting, and even better if they are typed. If
handwriting please always omit writing in one line every
should be clearly identified with your name and with the
date for each entry.
be turned in to the coordinator of the volunteer
program, every week.
journal (report) should be an account of observations
and reflections during the week. You are asked to record
your thoughts rather than listing the day’s activities.
are expected to question, analyze, and integrate
observed behaviours in their reflective journal.
Inevitable comparisons between your country and Costa
Rica can be recorded there.
Suggestions for a specific observed problem should be
included only in the final reflective paper.
information on the volunteer program please contact the
volunteer coordinator using this