Costa Rica Jungle Teaching
Teach English and support local community projects whilst fully immersing yourself in the lives and colourful culture of Costa Rica's friendly, welcoming people.
Located in Central America, Costa Rica is nestled between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean and is home to over 500,000 different species of animals, giving it the highest species density of any country in the world. Over 50% of species found in the country call the Osa Peninsula home, meaning this project is located in the most biodiverse region of one of the most biodiverse countries on the globe – truly a hotspot within a hotspot! Due to the remote location, there is a lack of resources for teaching and learning English and this is a good opportunity for you to step in and help the jungle community!
The camp itself is based amongst dense tropical forest on the edge of Corcovado National Park, close to the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Teaching volunteers will stay on the same camp as research volunteers who live and work with other enthusiastic and energetic conservationists, working together to carry out critical surveys and data collection activities. As a Teaching volunteer, you will support a small primary school which is located very close to our camp. You will be offering support to children learning English and supporting them with other aspects of their lives and education. The school staff are also extremely keen to develop their English teaching curriculum and you will also provide English lessons to local adults to increase the positive impact of language education on the community of the region.
- Discover a land of intense beauty and colourful culture
- Earn your TEFL certificate for free if you complete 20 teaching hours
- Help improve the lives of local children and communities
- Awaken your creativity & initiative as you immerse yourself in local culture
- Basic Spanish recommended, but not compulsory
- A criminal background check (DBS check if in UK)