If Latin America is your preferred destination, Maximo Nivel has the right program for you! This organization operates locally in each of their countries of service (Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru), and partners with community-based NGOs, schools, and other groups that have identified a need for volunteers, interns, and teachers. A top-rated organization for travelers looking for a meaningful trip, Maximo Nivel offers volunteer, intern, and teach abroad opportunities, as well as Spanish immersion, mini adventures, TEFL certification, and so much more.
Your hard work – combined with the hard work of other volunteers and local counterparts – has a solid impact when you participate in Maximo Nivel’s Construction and Renovation Projects. You may find yourself building and repairing community centers or updating and improving schools and other children’s facilities, or other projects depending on need. Some of your tasks may include digging, mixing cement, laying bricks, painting, assisting with beautification activities, and everything in between.
If you have always wanted to know more about the indigenous communities of Guatemala or Peru, Maximo Nivel’s Indigenous Communities program offers a rare and incredible opportunity for you. Volunteers live and work in small villages with no more than 100 families, immersing themselves in the culture and helping with daily activities side-by-side with their host families. During your stay, you will experience a traditional way of life, learn a new language, and help with activities such as caring for livestock, weaving, farming, and more.
Success today requires a global reach, and students planning for a career in business must have a thorough understanding of international trade. Conversely, even the smallest companies can achieve better results by expanding outside of local boundaries. Maximo Nivel’s Micro Business program with a coffee plantation is a distinctive internship that pairs Spanish-speaking business students with micro businesses in Latin America. Through this program, you will gain an understanding of business practices in the developing world, as well as hands-on professional experience. Your partner company in turn gains the benefit of your perspective and ideas for expansion into the larger marketplace.
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When you volunteer abroad, you’re taking on a tremendous responsibility – one that commits you to positive change. Every hour a volunteer spends on a sustainable project contributes to a better world – and these hands-on projects give you specialized knowledge and experience that will enhance your employability. By volunteering with a sustainable program abroad, you’ll gain greater awareness of just how important these programs can be: access to clean, abundant water and a sturdy roof over your head is something you’ll never take for granted again.