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Founded in 2003, Maximo Nivel is the Intercultural Center of Latin America. We offer Volunteer Abroad programs, TEFL Certification, International Internships, and our Native Spanish Program in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru. Maximo Nivel is a local organization in each country and we work in partnership with community groups, schools, orphanages, and hospitals to help lead development initiatives with civic and environmental goals. Volunteer opportunities include: Working with Kids, Animal Care, Teaching English, Eco-Agriculture, Conservation, Construction, and Medical projects. Internship opportunities include: Education, Micro-Business, Hospitality & Tourism, Human Rights, and Medical. Everyone has access to our support team and great home-base facilities 7 days/week year-round.Write a review
By Sarah Vandenberg
Director of Partnerships
Sarah has worked in the volunteer travel industry since 2004. She supports all of our partners, and shares stories, trends, and advice for travelers who want to volunteer, intern, or teach abroad.
With four institutes and unparalleled in-country support, Maximo Nivel is a leader in international education, study abroad, and travel in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru. This organization is a top-ranked local provider in Latin America, specializing in three specific areas for people who want to learn and make an impact: work abroad programs (including volunteer and intern placements), study and teach abroad opportunities, and travel adventures.
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I had an amazing experience volunteering in a daycare near Antigua. The kids and the staff at the daycare were wonderful. The staff from Maximo often came to check on the project. My home stay was also great as the family was very kind and welcoming. Overall I had an incredible experience volunteering and living in Antigua for a month.
Maximon Nivel has been very good to me. I aready loved Antigua from previous visits, but Maximo offers such an excellent blend of language learning with community volunteering. The staff are all very competent and helpful. Of course, things occasionally go sideways. That is to be expected - its part of the territory. As a life-long world traveler, I had been thinking about how I could 'give back' to some of the places which I love to visit, so I particularly appreciated being guided in how to do this. I plan to continue my travels as far as Peru where I hope to continue to work with Maximo.
This was an amazing experience, that has taught me so much about this awesome country as well as provide me with opportunities to meet locals, practice speaking a new language and making friends.
Great hands on experience with very nice staff! Accommodations were wonderful and host families were very friendly and welcoming!
very pleased with all of the services of Maximo Nivel. Well planned trip, well planned after I arrived. home stay excellent, food family and dog-cats. Incident with dog bite was handled well and on site MD did a great job. will f-u with this in states. Would suggest anyone who loves to travel and work with disabled adults and some children to look at this program in Guatemala. BUT learn your Spanish first as if you don´t you miss out on the fun of knowing what is being said around you and interact with the residents. I enjoyed my stay and work with the facility in spite of my limited language skills as help was all around when I needed it. Ruth Miller Laurinburg, NC 10-14 through 10-27-
My experience was in Antigua, Guatemala, at the Maximo-Level Institute. I spent 8 weeks doing a micro-business internship with DLG Coffee. I loved every minute of it. They were so nice and received me with open hands. They provided me with the tools I needed to get started. I got to meet and interact with everyone. I learned so much from the tourism and marketing managers; they were very patient and understanding. I also want to thank David for giving me tips and reviewing everything I did just so I could understand all the points and not be behind in my internship. This was a great experience, and I would love to do it all over again.