Maximo Nivel provides high quality, affordable study abroad programs in Latin America. Since 2003, we have offered our international programs to participants from all over the world. Our programs in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru include: Spanish immersion, Volunteer Abroad, Service Learning, International Internships, TEFL Certification, Semester Abroad, High School Abroad, and other great adventure and culture programs. Our intercultural centers are locally-based organizations in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru.

Our programs are internationally accredited and university credit is available for most programs. Our success is based on our commitment to quality and the highest level of client service. Whether you want to study abroad, take a gap year, get international work experience, or just get involved in life, language, and culture, Maximo Nivel has a program for you!

We pride ourselves on providing a great home base in Latin America! We continuously invest in professional staff and first-class facilities to ensure your overall experience with us is nothing short of excellent.

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What was your experience like?

Maximo Nivel was great. I defnititely recommend traveling and volunteering with them. Accomodations were great and i really loved my host family and the daily meals. It has been a really great experience and I will definitely travel with Maximo again.
Martha Santana
TEFL was amazing and I’m so happy I decided to do this. Teaching has always been in the back of my mind and because of this class I definitely want to do this.
Jordan Salinas
This is my third year working with Maximo and I couldn’t be happier. I always get to learn so much while I’m here. I absolutely adore my house mom : ) hopefully I’ll be back for a fourth year sometime soon!
Katie Koepnick
Thanks for a wonderful experience!! I really enjoyed the construction program and will be looking to stay longer the next time around : )
Misha Horkoff
I have researched a lot of TEFL courses and decided on Máximo Nivel. It was an awesome course and it really prepared us for teaching English. It was very thorough and the amount of practical teaching time was impressive!
Laura Harman Bingham
I’ve absolutely loved everything here! My Spanish lessons were very helpful, the teachers are so nice, and it’s some of the best quality language lessons I’ve ever had. I’ve also loved my homestay, my family are some of the sweetest people I’ve ever met.
Zena Schiff
Volunteered for the construction site for a little over three weeks. Best time ever! Got to know so many volunteers from all over the world and learned so much about the local experience. I’m sure I’ll come back!
James Men
Great week here in Costa Rica working with some children at daycare!!! I just want to say that this experience has changed my life in a positive way. After this experience I want to help out as much as I can. I am glad of what Maximo Nivel does for the community and the support it gives too.
Scot Wyles
Maximo Nivel is a fantastic organization with very supportive staff. I loved the medical program and would highly recommend this program for any person with an interest in healthcare. Guatemala is a beautiful country and I can’t wait to come back in a few years!
Ben Li
THIS TRIP HAS BEEN FANTASTIC! I loved the unique experience serving patients in Guatemala and gaining insight on foreign healthcare system, especially in a developing country. I wish I signed up for more than a week!
Daniel Chung
The children we worked with of Los Gatitos Purrel were delightful! They really appreciated our presence and the activities we did with them. Your staff has developed fabulous relationships that enable us as volunteers to be a part of the culture and life here in Costa Rica. Thank your for this most memorable experience. I highly recommend this type of volunteer experience for persons of any age!
Ann Deely Glavin
Thank you so much to everyone at Maximo Nivel for helping to make my stay in Cusco so delightful. It´s been a fantastic experience and that has been in no small part due to your enthusiasm and support. I will be back soon!
David Armstrong
Maximo, you have made my six weeks here in Antigua absolutely incredible. I have meet so many wonderful and interesting people here. Definitely an experience I won’t forget!!
Katie Essig
Have had an insane time in Cusco with Maximo Nivel. I am so happy with every aspect of my trip from accommodation, people, placement, everything! I would highly recommend them to any person looking to volunteer. Will definitely be back!
Steph Giannetto

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