Country Jumper Gap Year - Costa Rica | Guatemala | Peru

Location: Costa Rica: San Jose; Guatemala: Antigua; Peru: Cusco

Term: Throughout the year

Program Duration: Alternative Spring Break, Summer, 7-12 Months, 9-12 Weeks, Multiple Year, 3-6 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

7950 NW 53rd Street #337 Miami, Florida 33166 United States

Call Us

Phone: UNITED STATES: +1 800 866 6358 PERU: + 51 84 58 1800 COSTA RICA: +506 2253 9220 GUATEMALA: +502 7932 1500


In three of the world's most beautiful countries—Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru—Maximo Nivel offers its unique Native Spanish Program.

Join our "Country Jumper" program and begin your GAP Year in one of our countries and then jump to another and another. Experience different aspects of each country's culture and Spanish dialect. Your program and curriculum follow you as you study across 2, 3 or all 4 of our institutes.

EXAMPLE ITINERARY: Start your studies at our institute in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica (on the beach!), then travel to our institute in the beautiful pueblo of Antigua, Guatemala, and then move your program to our institute in historic Cusco, Peru. From Peru, join us again in Costa Rica at our institute in the capital city of San Jose. Study, trek, tour, and eat your way through Latin America—it's a great experience!

We recommend at least 3 weeks for a Country Jumper program.


1. Earn 3-4 university credits via our School of Record: California State University-Monterey Bay
2. Spanish classes can be scheduled for 1, 2, 3 or 4+ hours/day
3. Free Tandem Conversation Program
4. Live with a local host family
5. Preparation for DELE Exam
6. Special programs available: Surf School, Scuba Certification, Yoga Certification, and more!

  • Spanish

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

- Airport pick-up
- Official Spanish program certification
- Certified, native Spanish teacher
- Spanish placement exam
- Home-base facilities and multi-lingual team support 7 days/week
- Free Spanish textbook and materials
- Free Tandem Conversation Program
- Free access to high-speed Internet and computers
- Office-wide WIFI access
- Free Salsa lessons
- Free cooking classes
- Activities calendar
- A toll-free emergency hotline in the U.S.

Credit Available


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Apartment/Flat
  • Group living
  • Guest House
  • Home-stays
  • Independent living

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
1 day
Year Founded