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Costa Rica, Guatemala & Peru

Internships through Máximo Nivel in Latin America

Máximo Nivel offersaffordable study and internship programs in Costa Rica, Guatemala and Peru. Especially the internship programs can be flexible: Internships start every Monday and can range from 4 to 16 weeks. Students from all majors can do internships in micro business, education, special education, and human rights, among others.

Máximo Nivel takes care of the interns from the application to their return home and also organizes everything for the stay - from accommodation to airport pick-up, optional Spanish courses and excursions.

Why Máximo Nivel?

Maximo Nivel works with local businesses and organizations, including small businesses, schools, boutique hotels, tour operators, hospitals, clinics and many more. The company invests significant time and money in building the employer and internship network, recruiting interns, and managing logistics such as airport pickup, lodging, meals, embassy relations, and emergency plans. They also constantly monitors on-site conditions to ensure the safety of the program.

Maximo Nivel's team is multilingual, well-trained and very well-traveled. Their staff in each country is approximately 65% local and 35% international. This means that they can easily overcome cultural and language barriers while being familiar with both the local culture and the German culture.

What makes Máximo Nivel stand apart are the good on-site support, many services and comparatively inexpensive program.

Apply as soon as possible!

Máximo Nivel awards 4 scholarships á $500 only for students of TU Dortmund!

© Laura Hope​/​TU Dortmund

Key data

Students of all disciplines can participate already from the first semester.

Spanish language skills (B1/B2) are typically required for internships e.g. in Micro Business, Special Education and Human Rights. If you have not yet reached the required level, you can add one of the intensive language courses before starting the internship. Máximo Nivel may also be able to find positions in these fields for students with lower level language skills - just ask them directly!

Currently, Spanish language skills are not required for internships in the field of education. English language skills are sufficient.

You pay a fee for participation and placement. This fee also includes accommodation and meals (breakfast/dinner) as well as many other services. Airfare and costs for local travel and expenses are additional.

You can apply for a travel grant through the PROMOS scholarship program of the TU Dortmund University (please note the application deadlines). If applicable, other scholarship programs may also be eligible for your internship (e.g. the Lehramt.International program of the DAAD for school internships).

In addition, this year Máximo Nivel is offering an additional scholarship of US $500 to four students of TU Dortmund.

Your Internship Includes

- Airport pick-up
- Private room in host family accommodations
- Breakfast and dinner, 7 days/week
- 1 hour/day private Spanish classes
- 6-8 hours/day practical work, Monday-Friday
- Dedicated internship advisor
- Official certificate of internship work
- Letter of recommendation
- Free WiFi and computer lab
- Institute is open 7 days/week
- Emergency contact number 24/7

Apply directly to the Máximo Nivel team to participate in the program. The team will also answer any questions you may have about the program and your options (internationalmaximonivelcom). It is possible to apply and start at any time - even last-minute requests are welcome!

Be sure to use your TUDO e-mail address or clearly state that you are from TU Dortmund University.

However, please note the application deadlines for the PROMOS scholarship (or for other scholarship programs/abroad BAföG) in order to possibly receive a travel or other grant.

Apply ASAP for a chance to win one of the four scholarships from Máximo Nivel for TU Dortmund!

Be sure to use your TUDO e-mail address or clearly state that you are from TU Dortmund University in order to qualify for one of the scholarships.

Send your contact request via the Máximo Nivel website or to internationalmaximonivelcom preferably by September 21, 2023 - a representative of Máximo Nivel will be at TU Dortmund on September 22 and will be happy to meet with you.


E-mail Inquiries

General inquiries: going-abroad
Erasmus+ study abroad: erasmus-outgoings

Office Hours

(Only) Erasmus+ Study Abroad:

Office hours via telephone/zoom Hella Koschinski: by prior arrangement
Tel.: 0231 755-6247

Office hours in presence: only with appointment
Tue 9:00-12:00

General Inquiries - Outgoings (Studies/Internships/Short Programs):

Office hours via telephone / Skype (laura-hope) / Zoom (please send a link when you are online):  without appointment, open
Mon-Tue 10:00-11:30 & 13:30-15:00 (No Advising 27.5.-3.6.)
Tel.: 0231 755-4728      

Office hours in presence:  only with appointment
New appointments will be released 14 days in advance. If no appointments are shown as available, this means that all appointments for this time period are already booked.