Seasonal Internships (or longer) in Teaching English as a Second Language

Academic Credits


Hours per week

25 hours per week



Application Deadline


Start Date


End Date



Avenida 9 Antonio Arroyo
Provincia de Alajuela

Costa Rica


Do you feel called to live overseas? Do you like to use education to empower people?

ADE is looking for people who are interested in teaching English as a tool to assist community members to be empowered through education and bilingualism. Our English interns can be taught on site and no prior experience teaching English is necessary. A desire to create deep and meaningful relationships via academic initiatives is a must. This internship is also great for students or individuals who are interested in a future teaching ESL or TESOL and want hands-on experience in a foreign country.

As an Intern you would be working alongside an already established program in our community church called Vida Nueva. You would be supporting our current English Program Coordinator, Kasey Clark who teaches 6 classes as well as a plethora of private lessons that range in age from 1st grade to senior citizens.


Check out our site at and email for more information.

We desire Christian students who desire to impact the world. Your gifts and skills can be used in community development and missions. Throughout the application process we will discuss the different possibilities for your time here. Please, check out our site for more details and information. (Spanish skills are recommended, but not required for the English Internship.)

Interns can come and teach for as little as 2 weeks and as long as the entire semester. Classes begin February 1st and end May 27th.


Applicants will be expected to pay for expenses that total $250 per week and includes all costs (housing, food, internal transportation, work funds, supervision, and fun trips!). Our interns stay with host families creating a tight bond of friendship that often last a life time.

How To Apply

To apply, please send your resume, a cover letter, and three references to