Live la pura vida when you enroll on a summer volunteer abroad program to help improve education for local children or assist with the care of children in San Carlos, Costa Rica. Whether you spend your days pouring over craft projects with children with disabilities, planting a lush, sustainable garden at an elder care center, or letting your inner artist shine as you paint murals at a local orphanage, you’ll be able to effect real social change while being completely immersed in a new culture and welcoming community.
If you’re looking to visit local markets, scale mountains, and shake hands with howler monkeys, you can do it in Costa Rica. Your exclusive High School Volunteer Abroad Home-Base is nestled in the friendly agricultural town of San Carlos. Located less than one hour from the world-famous Arenal Volcano and surrounded by picturesque landscapes, lakes, rivers, mountains, and hot springs, this safe and beautiful location is a perfect starting point to experience it all! Whether you’re learning how to cook Costa Rican gallo pinto, exploring the beautiful countryside, or practicing español at your weekly language lesson, your local CCS staff will be there to lead the way, translate, and answer all of your questions.
Take a look at a sample itinerary to get an idea of how you’ll spend your days and nights on your adventure of a lifetime.