Live the Osa Costa Rica Internship & Immersion Program
Hammocks for relaxing or remote learning studies at Live the Osa

Remote Learning

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Live in beautiful Costa Rica while you study online. Live the Osa is more than just a program. This is an opportunity to become part of this rural Costa Rican community, to live and work with the locals. This program is based on strong, trustworthy connections within this welcoming community. The experience will inherently change your perspective on life.

A True Costa Rican Experience

  • Live with a local family in a rural village
  • Practice your Spanish
  • Get to know the local community
  • Intern at a variety of interesting locations
  • Chose your own dates (year-round, 1 to 12 week stays)
  • Explore this amazing part of the world

"The trip truly stands out as the best 4 weeks of my life. I know the friendships I formed with the host family and my internship hosts, not to mention those with other locals whom I simply met along the way, will last forever. That said, it's the people and community I appreciated most ... not just the monkeys and scarlet macaws flying overhead. I don't just want to return one day, I have to! Gracias por todo El Ceibo. Pura vida por siempre esta en mi corazon."

Kayaks for relaxing and a break from remote learning studies at Live the Osa

Participant Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age (some exceptions may be granted)
  • Presently an enrolled college student or recent college graduate
  • Some Spanish background is a plus, but not required
  • Some travel experience is useful, but not required
  • Must have desire, confidence, motivation and leadership skills
  • Must be flexible and open to new ideas and cultures
  • Must be physically and mentally able to live in a small village in a tropical climate


$100 application fee

$500 per week includes:
  • Lodging (with local family)
  • Three meals a day (if eaten with the family)
  • Internship logistics and bicycle use (during entire stay)
  • Does not include travel expenses (see travel section for details)
  • Stay for a minimum of one week and a maximum of 3 months
  • Payment is required in full six weeks before arrival date (see Terms and Conditions). Cost is only a per week rate. Daily rates are not offered and extra stays will be charged for a full week unless you stay as a tourist.

$10 for one hour of Spanish lessons (optional)