Costa Rican Language Academy Now Offers Volunteer Opportunities That Reinforce Spanish Studies Abroad

December 5, 2016 – San Jose, Costa Rica – For over twenty-five years, Costa Rican Language Academy (CRLA) has created amazing opportunities for students to engage in Spanish language immersion programs that go far beyond the classroom environment.  Now, CRLA takes another step forward with the integration of volunteer opportunities into its Spanish studies.

CRLA believes strongly in giving back to Costa Rica and the country offers many opportunities for volunteer work.  Volunteer work fits their overall philosophy of teaching Spanish studies abroad while fully immersing students in the culture.  For students looking to learn more of the Spanish language and help the community, it’s a perfect match.

Just some of these volunteer opportunities include:

  • Soup kitchens
  • Orphanages
  • Daycare centers
  • Public schools
  • Ecological projects at national parks
  • Nursing homes
  • Animal rescue centers
  • Sea turtle conservation

Many of these volunteer opportunities require the student have an intermediate or higher mastery of Spanish, as they will be working with those with little or no English skills.  For those who are looking to achieve higher levels of fluency, this is a great opportunity to expand their skills while helping those in need.

In this way, Costa Rican Language Academy can continue their core language-learning services while also bringing help to those in need.

About Costa Rican Language Academy

Founded in 1989, Costa Rican Language Academy is a premiere option for students and teachers looking for opportunities in Spanish language immersion programs.  CRLA’s focus is not just on teaching the language in the abstract, but also becoming deeply familiar with local Costa Rican culture and thus understanding the relationships between language and culture.  More than 15,000 students have attended classes through CRLA, with each walking out with a far deeper understanding of Spanish, Spanish-language customs and life-long friends.

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