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Maximo Nivel is a leading educational travel and study abroad organization. We offer a range of programs in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru, including Volunteer Abroad, International Internships, Native Spanish Program, TEFL Certification, Adventure and Culture programs, and more. We offer comprehensive instruction and learning, academic credit for most programs, and a fun and professional environment. Founded in 2003, Maximo Nivel is a professional, ethical, and hardworking organization dedicated to providing a great experience to every student, participant, and client. We aim to deliver safe, affordable, high-quality programs, provide the best Spanish language immersion in Latin America, improve the impact at every volunteer project site where our volunteers work, train and certify world-class ESL teachers, organize excellent internships, and help people see the world.


TEFL Costa Rica | Teach English in Costa Rica

Certified English teachers are in heavy demand all over the world. This rewarding career will help you develop new skills and travel! Our institute in Costa Rica offers a fun, intensive, internationally ...

TEFL Certification in Guatemala—Teach in Latin America!

Become a certified English teacher by earning a TEFL/TESOL certification with Maximo Nivel in Antigua, Guatemala. This program is the perfect passport to a job teaching English in Latin America or anywhere ...

Spanish Immersion Programs | Learn Spanish in Latin America

Live and study in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru. Maximo Nivel offers the most intensive and professional Spanish immersion program in Latin America. Our Native Spanish Program emphasizes oral ...

Top Rated TEFL Certification Programs in Latin America

Get TEFL certified and start your career as a professional English teacher. English teachers are in high demand all over Latin America and the rest of the world! Maximo Nivel offers the 4-week internationally ...

TEFL Certification in Peru—Teach in Latin America!

Maximo Nivel's internationally-accredited TEFL/TESOL Certification program is the perfect passport to a job teaching English in Latin America or anywhere else in the world! The 4-week/150-hour certification ...

Top Rated Volunteer Abroad Programs in Latin America

Maximo Nivel is a locally based organization in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru. Volunteer abroad—get involved, make an impact, and learn to serve by working on local projects: - Working with Kids - ...


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Antonio C Escatel, 19

United States

How I became Tico

Upon arriving in Costa Rica the first day I was slightly nervous living in a house with people from a completely different culture. Although I had no reason to feel as such. I was welcomed in...

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Emily Holicky, 20

United States

The experience of a lifetime

This experience has been amazing. I learned so much and have loved getting to know more the culture. I met many friends and my family was very welcoming. After this experience, I know that I am...

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Maddie Matsoff, 18

United States

Best teacher, best city...

I spent 10 weeks volunteering with Maximo Nivel before deciding to take the TEFL course. It was one of the best decisions I ever made! I learned so much in such a short amount of time, both ...

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