MAXIMO NIVEL Participant Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Stellar Experience

The project experience was memorable and we feel we helped the people we served. We worked in childcare and the Andean Immersion. The staff was friendly and accommodations were great. We loved being in Cuszo too.

Program: Great Volunteer Programs—Costa Rica | Guatemala | Peru

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Published Content

    10

  • Job Search Guidance

    10

  • Quality of the Course

    10

  • Practical Experience

    10

  • Pre-Enrollment Advice

    10

  • Course Instructor

    10

Great experience at MN

I really enjoyed the experience at MN. Awesome and qualified TEFL trainer who always offered us help, support and constructive feedback in every lesson. I would definitely highly recommend this program at Maximo Nivel.
This TEFL course really had what I was looking for, it combined theory and practice.

Program: TEFL Certification in Peru—Teach in Latin America!

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Published Content

    9

  • Job Search Guidance

    8

  • Quality of the Course

    10

  • Practical Experience

    10

  • Pre-Enrollment Advice

    7

  • Course Instructor

    9

Can’t Imagine Doing my TEFL Anywhere Else

Wow is all I can say. Maximo Nivel did everything they could to make my experience great. They truly cared student satisfaction. My host family was amazing and Antigua/Guatemala are hidden gems. I honestly came to Guatemala because it was cheapest and fell in love.

As for the TEFL course itself, it is definitely a challenging college level course. However, I felt like I had tons of support with the course instructor. She made every step of learning obvious so that it could be learned and learned well. I felt as if Maximo Nivel didn’t want to create subpar teachers. Overall it was a demanding experience but I’m glad I ended up choosing Maximo Nivel and Antigua.

Program: TEFL Certification in Guatemala—Teach in Latin America!

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Published Content

    10

  • Job Search Guidance

    10

  • Quality of the Course

    10

  • Practical Experience

    10

  • Pre-Enrollment Advice

    9

  • Course Instructor

    10

thankful I chose Maximo Nivel!

First off, this course was incredibly well laid out. At the beginning, it seemed overwhelming, but the way that the curriculum approached everything that needed to be taught in the short amount of time that we had was so spot on. I feel very fortunate that I chose to take this course! Our instructor, Audra, is an expert at what she teaches and loves what she does (which made us love learning that much more). I am thankful I took this course with Maximo Nivel and feel prepared to take on whatever is next for me with TEFL/TESOL!

Program: TEFL Certification in Costa Rica—Teach in Latin America!

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Published Content

    N/A

  • Job Search Guidance

    10

  • Quality of the Course

    10

  • Practical Experience

    10

  • Pre-Enrollment Advice

    10

  • Course Instructor

    10

A Confidence Builder

When I arrived at Maximo nivel Manuel Antonio, I was a bit overwhelmed by all the information and school hours and had second thoughts being able to finish it. After all, I was not used to a day time agenda and following instructions or speaking in public.
My TEFL teacher, Audra, has an wonderful personality ! Besides her dedication and professionalism with her student's both in class and out. She always has time for us! I would say Audra, and all the staff at the institute did a great job everyday pushing me forward with their warm smiles and positive advise and support. The coffee also helped, hehe! Thank you so much ladies for helping me accomplish the course! It was a lot of work, a lot of fun, and worth every penny :) Highly recommended! I feel confident to stand in front of a class and teach English. Audra you're the best!

Program: TEFL Certification in Costa Rica—Teach in Latin America!

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Facilities

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

Increíble

Estudiar en Máximo Nivel y conocer Cusco fue una de las mejores experiencias de mi vida. La escuela es muy seria, organizada, con buena estructura, profesores y equipo muy capacitados. Espero volver a estudiar en Máximo Nival o quizá participar de un programa de voluntariado. Les recomiendo!!! Cuánto a la ciudad no tengo palabras para decir lo que siento. Inolvidable!

Program: Native Spanish Program—Costa Rica | Guatemala | Peru

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Facilities

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

Maximo Nivel Peru

I spent 4 weeks taking group classes and living in a homestay in Cusco. The experience was excellent! I have learned a lot of Spanish and feel confident in my ability to converse and communicate during the rest of my travels through Latin America. My hostess was great, we conversed in Spanish during meals and she made excellent Peruvian dishes for dinner.

Program: Native Spanish Program—Costa Rica | Guatemala | Peru

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

amazing experience in peru - kusi wasi

i can´t believe our week with maximo is already over! it has been an amazing week here in cusco working at kusi wasi. the maximo staff was available for help from start to finish of this project and has been nothing but helpful and amazing. we had a great homestay that was walking distance from the city center and ate some amazing peruvian food as well! i would highly recommend maximo nivel to anyone looking to travel and volunteer. we were totally immersed in the culture here in peru and i will definitely miss the city and the incredible kids at kusi wasi.

Program: Great Volunteer Programs—Costa Rica | Guatemala | Peru

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    7

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Special Needs Child Care Peru

I only did this project for 1 week so it was a quick placement. It was a very rewarding experience, though, because you can see your impact instantaneously. We worked with a group of 25 children ranging in age from 6 to 26 at an orphanage. All with varying degrees of skills and abilities. It was amazing to see how happy you can make them just by spending time with them. A simple high five, kicking a soccer ball, nearly anything and their day is made. The house, Kusi Wasi, is quite crowded and seems perhaps under funded so it was overwhelming and obviously very sad at first. After a day or so I was acclimated and able to enjoy my time with the kids. Definitely recommend!

Program: Great Volunteer Programs—Costa Rica | Guatemala | Peru

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Really Impressed with Maximo

I volunteered through Maximo for 2 months and had a really wonderful experience and was really impressed. They really offer a lot of support and take care of everything, from airport pickup to finding the perfect host family to helping organize weekend trips. I got placed with an NGO in the Sacred Valley ad commuted everyday (it was an afterschool program for kids in a rural town). Te volunteer experience was very positive and working with the kids really helped with my Spanish. I would definitely go with them. My host family was SO nice and the food was amazing everynight. There is also So much to do in Cusco. One of the best experiences of my life.

Program: Great Volunteer Programs—Costa Rica | Guatemala | Peru