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Childcare and Community Development Projects in Quepos, Costa Rica (14n+)

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ends on 25 Jul 2018
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14
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$76
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Cost/day $130
+ $100 Costa Rica Quepos Spanish Lessons (10hrs)
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Childcare and Community Development Projects in Quepos, Costa Rica (14n+) - Experiential Education Limited t/a GVI
Childcare and Community Development Projects in Quepos, Costa Rica (14n+) - Experiential Education Limited t/a GVI
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Quepos
Costa Rica Pacific Coast
Ends
Quepos

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Start and end in Quepos! With the volunteer/community tour Childcare and Community Development Projects in Quepos, Costa Rica (14n+), you have a 14 day tour package taking you through Quepos, Costa Rica. Childcare and Community Development Projects in Quepos, Costa Rica (14n+) is a small group tour that includes accommodation as well as meals and more.
Age range
18 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Bungalow
Max Group Size
14
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Bicycle, Local Transport, Mini-coach

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    Written on March 30, 2018
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    I returned home a couple of weeks ago from volunteering with GVI. I found out within a few days of me starting that they charge different amounts depending on where you live. For example I live in the USA and they charged me about $700/$800 more than somebody living in the UK. I confronted GVI with this unethical way of doing business during my exit interview and have had two more conversations about this appaling way of doing business upon my return. They are so concerned about the culture and habits in the countries they have their volunteer opportunities and educate and stress with the volunteers how important it is that we do not offend anybody because GVI wants to uphold their name to high standards. But than they turn around and treat their volunteers in a disrespectful way by charging them different prices for the same thing depending on where you live. Shame on you GVI....Your volunteers are the backbone of keeping your business going. If you do not treat them right than it is just a matter of time your business will fail. A very unacceptable way of doing business.
    Experiential Education Limited t/a GVI commented on this review
    Hi Yvonne, Thank you for reaching out and we recognize your complaint, value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to get in touch with us about your concerns. GVI was created “To build a global network of people united by its passion to make a difference.” We aim to engage people from around the world to global issues and UN SDGs and give them the knowledge, passion, skills and confidence, to continue that journey beyond GVI. We engage local community members, local people and partners, academic institutions, GVI staff and paying participants in long- term local objectives and projects. Our funding comes almost entirely from paying participants, who pay different amounts based upon: · Costs associated with: - Program types - Program focuses - Different locations - Different levels of support · Their socio-economic background · The demand for their program and / or location at the time of booking · Purchasing power parity between markets ((ie. currency conversion that equalize the purchasing power of different currencies by eliminating the differences in price levels between countries) · How well GVI is known in their country · The costs of promoting GVI in their country or region (these can vary enormously between countries and depend upon the financial strength and number of other organizations advertising in the country. For example, in the US paid online advertising costs us on average 3 to 4 times as much as it does in the UK, per person we recruit. Its competitiveness explains why all organizations, if they are tracking their costs, charge higher prices in the US market, above and beyond formal exchange rates. · The prices for programs being offered by competitors within that market place Ultimately, we aim to offer our programs at costs which allow us to recruit the people and the funds we need to ensure our programs can provide long-term and sustainable impact and fulfil our mission.
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  1. Day 1 - Arrive in Quepos (Saturday)
  2. Day 2 - 3: Training & Orientation
  3. Day 4 - 14:  Project Activities
  4. Day 15: Travel back to San Jose Airport

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Questions & Answers

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    • Do I need to be fluent in Spanish to join this program?

      It is a bonus if you are fluent in Spanish however, if not, you are still permitted to join this program! You will take Spanish lessons while in the program. The more knowledge you have in Spanish the more you can interact and learn. You will have to add on Spanish lessons to your program at an additional cost. A minimum of 10 hours is required or as advised by field staff

    • Will there be any free time on program

      Most Definitely! In your down time you will be free to travel in the local area. Playa Hermosa and Jaco are one hour by bus and Playa Dominical is less than 40 minutes away. There will be plenty of time to try out surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, or hiking in the area. Zip lining, horseback riding, ATV and catamaran tours are also options for your free time.
      If you would like to travel to the other side of the Country or visit the beautiful North of Southern parts, we recommend you to take a few days before or after the program as you may not have enough time to do so just during the weekends.

    • Are there any specific times when schools are closed and do the programs still run

      Our Costa Rica Quepos hub is closed from mid December through to early January and so there are no
      programs running during this period. From mid Jan to early Feb and also during Easter schools are closed. We always operate alternative activities such as holiday summer programs

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    Typhoid
    Recommended for Costa Rica. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Costa Rica. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Costa Rica. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Costa Rica. Ideally 10 days before travel.

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    Location
    Start and end in Quepos.
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Experiential Education Limited t/a GVI booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 20 September 2018 the full payment of $1,819 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1819 for Childcare and Community Development Projects in Quepos, Costa Rica (14n+), but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Experiential Education Limited t/a GVI will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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    Destinations

    • Quepos (Costa Rica)

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