Teaching Internship in Costa Rica


Take a break from school and live la pura vida


Costa Rica captures hearts, and we’re sure it will take hold of yours, too. If you’re a studying to work in education after university, our short-term teaching internship in Costa Rica is the perfect place to gain college credits and international teaching experience while you build a resume to be proud of. Kickstart your teaching adventure overseas and hone your teaching skills while you immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture and Spanish language.

teaching internship in costa rica


The ultimate education


Work alongside an experienced, local mentor to observe, plan lessons and then lead the class in your choice of early childhood, elementary, middle, or high school classrooms.

Choose from education, special education or ESL students, all within bilingual schools. No Spanish necessary.

Earn university credit while you live, learn and teach in another culture.

The world is your classroom


Gain international teaching experience and build a standout resume.

Develop Spanish language skills and cross-cultural expertise.

Get your foot in the door towards full-time employment.

teaching internship in costa rica

teaching internship in costa rica

Explore like a tourist & live like a local


Be based in the Central Valley of San Jose, Costa Rica exploration opportunities are endless.

Immerse yourself in your new country while living and sharing meals with your Costa Rican host family.

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This program includes:

  • 4 weeks to one year of international teaching experience
  • University credit — we’ll work with your university to get you the credit you need
  • Personalized pre-departure and post arrival support
  • Learn from and work alongside highly qualified, experienced instructors
  • Homestay accommodation with breakfast and dinners for the duration of your stay
  • Daily Spanish language classes (1 hour each day, Monday – Friday)
  • Airport pickup
  • Orientation upon arrival
  • Salsa dance and cooking classes
  • A designated international internship advisor
  • An experience that changes lives and lasts forever

Culture and language barriers, yes. Experience and journey of a lifetime, yes!” ~Carlye Goldman (USA)

Pricing & eligibility


Total tuition for 4 weeks is $1,945 USD.

Total tuition for 8 weeks is $2,895 USD.

Please inquire about initial deposits and longer stays.

Must be at least 18 years old, a fluent English speaker enrolled in a university education program (or related field) and excited (maybe even a little nervous) to teach English.

Internships start every Monday throughout the year.

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