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  • Gain a full semester of experienceCOSTA RICA TRIP 2016

Volunteer Abroad. Change Everything.

A volunteer trip abroad with Humber and Cross-Cultural Solutions will change you. Change the way you see other cultures. Maybe even change how you live your life. All while you change the lives of others for the better.

Your Trip Starts Here

Gain a full semester of field placement (200 hours) / Internship hours (216 hours)

Humber has partnered with Cross-Cultural Solutions, an agency that is changing the way volunteering is done, making it a safe, exciting adventure of a lifetime for people of all ages and walks of life.

Humber’s School of Social and Community Services is the proud recipient of the Harris Wofford Global Service Fellowships award from the international organization, Community Colleges for International Development. The generous award will cover 50% of the usual program costs of students partaking in this service-learning trip to Costa Rica.

Fees and application details will be shared at the informations sessions.

For more information regarding this trip, contact Prof. Philip Burge.

7 Seats Left for the Costa Rica Trip
Don't miss this opportunity.

May 15 - May 28, 2016

Reserve your spot by February 5, 2016 - We will accept applications after this date but spots may not be available!

First payment of $800 due in early February.

Full trip price is $2,799 per student.

Contact Prof. Philip Burge to reserve a seat or fill out the Application Form.

About Cross-Cultural Solutions (CCS)

The organization prides itself on its mission "to inspire and inform donors and volunteers, enable nonprofits to show their impact, and promote greater feedback and transparency."

Volunteer Opportunities in Cartago

Once enrolled, you will have the chance to select the volunteer opportunity that's most interesting to you. Volunteers will always receive their first preference. The only exception to this will be when there are national or school holidays, or there are exceptional circumstances.

When you work with The CCS Education & Literacy Project in Costa Rica, you’ll support educators and caretakers by providing active assistance during the school day. You'll also assist in the planning and development of school lessons and activities.

young Costa Rican girl with educator

When you work with The CCS Child Development Project in Costa Rica, you’ll find that there are a lot of children who’ve been abused, neglected, or abandoned. Our partner organizations are often the only places where these children can receive shelter and food. As a volunteer, you'll join our partners in providing much needed care and love.

Costa Rican volunteer with elderly man

When you work with The CCS Aging with Dignity Project in Costa Rica, you’ll support people working to provide a safe and caring place for the elderly. The special centers where you'll volunteer have been established in order to offer important health services, shelter, social opportunities, and warm meals for often marginalized residents of the local community.

Costa Rican volunteer with elderly man in wheelchair

When you work with The CCS HIV/AIDS Project in Costa Rica, you'll support individuals living with HIV/AIDS in care centers or their own homes. Through your care, love, and companionship, you'll help to break down harmful stigma while providing much-needed medical, psychological, and social interaction to both patients and their families.

Young Costa Rican girl

When you work with The CCS Support for People with Disabilities Project in Costa Rica, you’ll have a chance to assist either children or adults. Children with disabilities are often marginalized, making it nearly impossible for them to integrate into their families and society at large. Special education schools support these children by providing education, attention, and physical and recreational therapy. Our partner center for adults with disabilities offers support and education needed to happily integrate with members of the local community. The love, care, and assistance of our volunteers bolsters the positive impact on the lives of these individuals.

Volunteer with elderly Costa Rican man

Women and girls often lack resources to inform and provide for their health, educational, and developmental needs. In Costa Rica, work alongside community partners to provide valuable education for women on sexual health, nutrition, and child development. With The CCS Girls' & Women’s Empowerment Project, you’ll assist with health education and outreach for women affected by HIV/AIDS, create public health campaigns for the sexual and reproductive rights of women, or prepare workshops for orphanages on the care and development of children. Through your work, you’ll expand opportunities for women and girls, empowering them to build stronger communities.

Volunteer feeding elderly Costa Rica woman