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Volunteering in Costa Rica: Arrival Procedure in Liberia and San Jose

Costa Rica, Projects Abroad in Costa Rica

Volunteers joining Projects Abroad in Costa Rica are usually met either at the International Airport in San Jose or at the International Airport in Liberia itself. Whichever location you fly into, after getting your passport stamped at immigration, you will collect your luggage and exit into an arrivals area. A member of Projects Abroad staff will be easily visible, waiting for you behind the barrier with a Projects Abroad sign.

If you fly into San Jose you will probably arrive in the evening, and we'll take you to a hotel to get a good night's sleep, before returning to take you to get the bus to Liberia the next day. The bus journey from San Jose to Liberia takes about four to five hours.

If you fly directly into Liberia, one of our local staff will meet you at the airport. If you are arriving in Liberia by bus, a member of staff will be waiting for you at the bus station. Depending on the time of your arrival, you may first visit our office, or be taken straight to meet your host family.

Volunteering in Costa Rica: Orientation and Induction

On your first and/or second day you will receive a briefing at our office, and a thorough orientation around Liberia. You will also be taken to settle into your host family and meet some of the other volunteers living close by.

Costa Rica, Projects Abroad in Costa Rica - Volunteers

The orientation will include showing you the main sites and landmarks in the town and showing you how to get public transport to and from your family to our office. Our staff will also explain a bit about Costa Rican culture and traditions.

Usually on the following day, one of our staff will take you to be introduced formally to your place of work and to meet your placement supervisor. During this meeting your schedule and working hours will be arranged and you will have the chance to ask any questions you may have. Most volunteers then start work properly the following day and our staff will make sure that you are happy with the plans for this, including arranging your transport to and from work.

That afternoon or evening, you'll have the chance to relax and get to know your host family and perhaps meet up with some of the other volunteers living in your area. You may want to go to the internet café or call home, or simply take it easy and enjoy a typical Costa Rican dinner.

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