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Help needed in our pre-school, Alajuela, Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica
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  • Last activity: 28 Nov 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 1 month



  • Description


    Hello, I am Karla, owner of a bilingual pre kindergarten/ daycare located in downtown Alajuela,very close to SJO international Airport, seeking for people to help us and also to come and experience the pura vida life style here in Costa Rica!
    it has been such an awesome experience to learn about other cultures and meet people from all over the world. I have hosted for several people already from United Kingdom, Denmark, Canada, USA, Spain, Germany, Austria, etc :-) I am very easy going and open minded, I have lived for more than 10 years outside Costa Rica, in U.S.A. and have traveled to China, France, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, USA, Colombia, Panama and hope to keep traveling :-)
    This little project consists in provide local children with amazing multi-cultural experiences by bringing people from all over the world to their education area, our classes are totally in English though the rest of the day we speak Spanish but constantly implement English, sign language and other languages into their activities and help our regulars teaches with their daily routines~
    It will provide a very comfortable atmosphere and a very nourishing experience!

    If you have more questions please do not hesitate in contacting me!

    Cheers Karla!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The traveler will benefit many ways, he or she will get to learn not only about our culture but as well as our early education system, The traveler will also be able to explore our beautiful country.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    child care and help improve english in our daycare, provide daily lessons for kids of pre-school age, hygiene and cleaning routines as well.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    You will be staying in a room in the premises shared only with other volunteers or at a room 3 blocks away from the school.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Public transportation is very good and super cheap, so traveler will be able to move around fairly easy, visit the most common tourist site, poas volcano, la fortuna area, the pacific and atlantic are only a few hours away.

    Juan Santamaría - Alajuela is the hometown to Juan Santamaría, the Costa Rican National Hero. Around the city you can see the location of his home, although now there is just a small palque and garden as the house in long gone. A block south of the Central Park is the Juan Santamaría park with a statue of the hero and a small collection of 1860s era cannons. A block north of the Central Park is the Juan Santamaría Museum, which shows some era pieces explaining the legacy of Juan Santamaría and the 1856 Campaign against the filibusters invaders, who wanted to take control of Central America.

    Poas Volcano - Alajuela is the closest major city to the Poas Volcano National Park. The park is a popular desitnation for both foreign and Costa Rican tourists. Poas allows tourists to see into the crater of an active volcano. You can often smell sulfur from the crater while visiting the peak.

    We are conveniently located, close to supermarkets, drugstores and malls.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 493658164577

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