Costa Rica Global Learning Programs (CR GLP), Costa Rica

Program dates:

Summer: May 6 2024 to June 1 , 2024 *
Deadline to apply: February 27, 2024

Fall: September 9, 2024 to November 6, 2023 *
Deadline to apply: June 15, 2024

Spring: January 9, 2025 to March 6, 2025 *
Deadline to apply: June 15, 2024

*Note: Program dates and deadlines may change.


  • 8-week mentorship program with 10-15 flexible hours per week of work (unpaid, but valuable work experience).
  • Introduction to Costa Rica culture, weekly workshops and cultural experiences.
  • Spanish classes every week with a native speaker.
  • Support and guidance throughout the adaptive internship based on student interests and requests. 
  • Informative onboarding week with tips for remote work, management skills, and cross-cultural communication. 

Available placements:   

  • Health care (community outreach, research, marketing, fundraising, social work, and/or patient education)  
  • Tourism/Business Administration & Marketing (researching best practices in tourism and business; presenting innovations; business administration; website design; culinary design; sales; tourism; digital marketing; and/or strategic social media design and operations)    
  • Design/Fashion/Graphic Design  (fashion from Costa Rica, business, marketing, design, and web design). 
  • Education (English teaching, skills development, and cultural lessons)
  • Nonprofit work with animals, community, and/or children's centers (community outreach, community events, fundraising, education, and social media). 



NONE. This is a non-academic study program.  


  •  USD $800(around $1030 CA)//8 weeks of the program (discounted price when applying through KPU).
  • The fee goes towards all the administration and benefits of the program with workshops, expert advice in the field, mentorship, a certificate at the end and more.

You are able to apply for funding and scholarship awards to cover these fees. Successful applicants were able to receive funding and participate with the full program fees covered. 

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