Costa Rica: Cultural Exchange

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The project values the work performed by families’ initiatives in different part of Costa Rica. It invites to be part of the way of living of local farmers and their families. Volunteers will be able to observe or to get involved in the farming activities. Learn how to prepare one or more typical recipes, and learn and improve your Spanish throughout the process.


Volunteer work:


You will contribute to the sustainable development of the community by carrying out community work, such as painting churches or schools, clearing trails in biological reserves, agricultural activities or any other type of need existing in the community or family farms.




The project is in different communities in  northern Costa Rica.

Accommodation and Food


You will live with a local family. All the accommodation is clean and has running water. Typical Costa Rican dishes should be expected (rice, beans, vegetables, fruit).

culturalex1Travel Arrangements and Transportation


Booking air travel to your destination is your responsibility, but we are more than happy to help you as needed. For domestic travelling and specific logistics RJI will provide the respective information at the time.


Dates, Duration and Application Deadline

      •    This project is offered throughout the year.  
      •    Individual or group volunteering (minimum 6).  
      •    Duration 1 to 4weeks.  
      •    Age 18+



General Requirements


Spanish is desired but not mandatory. The most important requirement is to bring a positive attitude, and be willing to get involved in our Central American culture. You must love the outdoors and not mind working in any weather, be easy going and be able to work alongside the local community. Much of your time will be spent with the local families.  Be ready to enjoy this experience... Welcome!


Program Costs


Not included

Lodging / 3 meals per day


Transportation to host community

In country transportation

Pre-departure and arrival Orientation

Phone cards

24 hours emergency staff



Meals during orientation


Medical/Accident Insurance