Monthly (orientation is at 8am on the first Monday of the month so please try to arrive on the Sunday before)
Spanish classes: Oral evaluation every Monday at 8:00am year round. Orientation at 4:00pm
Volunteer work: Induction every Monday at 9:00am year round
Public Elementary Schools take volunteers from Mid-March to Mid-November.
CRLA is open all year (even holidays).
We only close the last week of the year (December 24-January1st) and Easter Thursday and Good Friday
HOLIDAYS FOR 2019
Public School holidays are as follows:
Easter holidays: Thursday and Friday (April 18 & 19, 2019)
Christmas-New Year 2018-2019 - Monday December 24th – Tuesday January 1st
First two weeks in July (public schools only)
Other holidays - CRLA is opened these days unless the holiday is on a Saturday or Sunday
May 1st (Wednesday) - Labor Day
August 15th (Thursday) – Mother´s Day
September 15th (Sunday) - Independence Day
October 12th (Saturday) - Day of the Americas
These dates don’t really vary from year to year and between different institutions but in general these dates can be used as a rough guide as to when to expect disruptions to the teaching program.
You can join this project for a minimum of 2 weeks
CRLA CLOSED (no classes)**
Christmas-New Year 2018 - 2019: Monday December 24th , 2018 through January 1st, 2019.
Open on Wednesday, January 27th, 2019
Easter holidays: April 18 & 19, 2019
Christmas-New Year 2019-2020: Wednesday December 25th, 2019 through Sunday January 5, 2020.
Open on Monday, January 6th, 2020
**Though the school is closed and there are no classes, airport transfers and homestay services are always available.
Before you go
Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Advice on visas & equipment
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt (UK only)
Ground transfers & in-transit accommodation
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ backup
San Jose Juan Santamaria Apt (SJO)
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.