Short Term Teaching Internship in Costa Rica

Travel to Cimarrones, Costa Rica to teach English and other practical skills to children and adults, while gaining experience in educational techniques.

Durations:  4 - 12 weeks

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Teach English to young people and adults from the local community, while contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals #4, Quality Education and supporting educational initiatives in the town of Cimarrones in Costa Rica. Master new skills on this teaching internship, but gaining experience in classroom management and educational techniques. Explore the town and neighbouring areas in your free time, spotting unique species in the nearby national parks or visiting a local coffee plantation.

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Kickstart your career teaching English in Costa Rica on this teaching internship, where you will gain real life experience in the classroom. You will have the opportunity to master not only technical teaching skills but also transferable skills like teamwork, organisation and leadership, as well as cross cultural communication.

There are often requests from the local communities we work with for more English and other educational support such as life skills, environmental education, universal school topics for children and adults. The reason for this is that the area is slowly becoming a popular destination for English-speaking tourists, it is also an area with a lot of wildlife diversity where environmental and empowerment activities are key to the sustainability of the area. Local employers are often looking for English-speaking locals to assist these international visitors. So in supporting English education, interns will not only be contributing to UN SDG #4, Quality Education, but also UN SDG #8, Decent Work and Economic Growth.

Depending on project needs you could be asked to help with other programs by teaching English to young people and adults, or working in the early childhood development program with local children, or on community development and empowerment activities.

In your free time, take advantage of the myriad of adventure activities that this diverse coastal region has to offer. So why not take the short bus ride to Turrialba Volcano National Park.


  • Immerse yourself in the pura vida lifestyle of Costa Rica.
  • Contribute to UN SDG #4, Quality Education and #8 Decent Work and Economic Growth.
  • Gain soft skills in leadership, teamwork, time-management, problem solving, communication, confidence, classroom management and organisation – to name a few.
  • Explore Turrialba Volcano National Park to hike, birdwatch or try spot some of the local wildlife.

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