Maximo Nivel

Maximo Nivel offers programs in three of the most beautiful and biodiverse countries in the world--Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru. In 2003, Maximo Nivel was founded in Cusco, Peru as a high-quality educational institute with an emphasis on teaching expertise. Since then, Maximo Nivel has grown into a leading social enterprise in the Americas... click to read more!

Volunteer Opportunities Abroad (Cusco Peru and La Antigua Guatemala)

Volunteer Teaching English

Volunteer in Latin America

Thousands of volunteers have trusted Maximo Nivel’s with their travel and volunteer aspirations. Our volunteer programs and gap year experiences take place in Cusco, Peru; and La Antigua, Guatemala, plus programs in the Sacred Valley and Puerto Maldonado (Peru), and Guatemala City (Guatemala). Experience experience new cultures while helping... click to read more!

Animal Caretaking

Animal Caretaking

Introducing our new, six-week animal caretaking internship in Caye Caulker, Belize!

This intensive training program offers students hands-on experience in animal care, socialization, behavior, and rescue as you participate in the daily work of a local cat sanctuary. The internship provides a unique opportunity to work in Belize's first and only no-kill cat sanctuary for abused and... click to read more!

Chasing Earthquakes

Kathmandu Cargo on Tarmac

By: Anil Menon, M.D.

10 minutes after landing in Bagdogra, Anna (my fiance) and I found the airport to be gently swaying, moving side to side, almost peacefully, so it didn't raise panic immediately.  We had just arrived 10 minutes earlier and climbed to the second floor of the airport, awaiting our friends and ready to exit.  At first I thought the swaying was because of the wind, blowing the structure... read more!

Summit day on Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro

By: Allison Feikes

The hardest goal I have ever set before myself was to climb the world’s tallest freestanding mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. I had no previous climbing experience, but I saw Kili as an opportunity to achieve greatness. After four days of climbing for eight hours a day, day five started at midnight in order to reach the peak by sunrise. Only the stars in the sky and the snow around us were... read more!

Why Do I Need To Pay To Volunteer Abroad?

By: Sarah Vandenberg

Update: We've turned this post into a video! Click here to watch on YouTube.I know your first instinct is to think it’s a rip-off to pay to volunteer. You’re giving your time to help with a program, so why give them money too? Here’s a breakdown on where your payment usually goes:The Community: Funding for local programs, tools for those projects, and education for those... read more!