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Costa Rica

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Costa Rica (literally Rich Coast), officially the Republic of Costa Rica to the south-southeast, the , is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, PanamaPacific Ocean to the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea to the east. Costa Rica was the first country in the world to constitutionally abolish its army.

  • Capital: San José
  • Currency: Colón (Costa Rican)
  • Religions: Buddhism, Roman Catholicism
  • Languages: Spanish

Organisations

Raleigh International - member since 2000

Raleigh International - member since 2000

Raleigh International is a sustainable development charity with 30 years’ experience of working with young people and communities. Here at Raleigh, we believe that when young people and communities work alongside one another they are empowered to create lasting change...
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The Leap Overseas Ltd - member since 2005

The Leap Overseas Ltd - member since 2005

Award winning volunteering and intern programmes across Africa, Asia and South America. All our programmes include a mix of projects, in a mix of locations, challenging both mind + muscle whilst satisfying your desire for travel + adventure...
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Gapforce - member since 2002

Gapforce - member since 2002

Do you want to join a similar age group, in exotic locations, undertaking an epic gap year from only 2 weeks to up to a whole year? Why not explore South America, work in Australia, learn to dive in the Caribbean, global internships with jobs, help Doctors in Cambodia, become a Ski Instructor in Val D’Isere, volunteer teacher in Africa – all programs have our own UK Gapforce UK leaders to ensure your safety and so you are free to have an amazing time!Your Gapforce program has been seen in reality TV series in the UK and USA...
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Frontier - member since 2000

Frontier - member since 2000

Dive, Teach, Trek, Explore.Imagine spending your gap year diving in beautiful coral seas, tracking exotic game through lush jungles, or teaching English to groups of eager children. Best of all, you'll gain the qualifications that could make the difference to you getting that prestigious university spot or lucrative job...
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Projects Abroad - member since 2000

Projects Abroad - member since 2000

Projects Abroad is the leading global organiser of overseas voluntary work placements. Our projects run year-round and are incredibly flexible - you can even volunteer abroad for as little as 2 weeks. With over 600 staff worldwide, volunteers will benefit from the support and back up that Projects Abroad provide both at home and overseas...
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Outreach International - member since 2002

Outreach International - member since 2002

Outreach International places committed volunteers on carefully selected projects in Mexico, Costa Rica, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Kenya, Nepal and Ecuador including The Galapagos Islands. We are a small company and like to meet every volunteer and treat you as an individual...
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Oyster Worldwide - member since 2006

Oyster Worldwide - member since 2006

Oyster is a well regarded Gap year organisation specialising in challenging voluntary projects and paid work abroad.  Oyster prides itself on its personal approach getting to know every participant before departure...
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