Nicaragua TEFL Volunteer Program

Gain hands-on teaching experience and make a difference in the lives of others while living & teaching English in beautiful Nicaragua.

Teaching English in Leon Nicaragua

Option 1: Nicaragua TEFL Class Students


  • For those who take their 4-week TEFL Class in Leon Nicaragua

  • Program Duration: 4-week TEFL Class + 3-week Volunteer Program = 7 weeks total

  • Cost Breakdown: (not including flights, personal expenses & insurance):
    4-week TEFL Class tuition: $1899 
    Volunteer Program Fee: $500
    Estimated housing cost for 7 weeks (4 weeks TEFL class + 3 weeks for Volunteer Program) = $350 - $700 depending on chosen housing option

    Estimated total cost: $2750 - $3100

Teaching English in Leon Nicaragua

Option 2: Online Class Students & Students from All Onsite Classes EXCEPT Nicaragua


  • For those who take the Online TEFL Class or any In-Person TEFL Class that is not the Nicaragua Class.

  • Program Duration: 4-weeks

  • Cost Breakdown: (not including flights, personal expenses, TEFL class & insurance):  
    Volunteer Program Fee: $500
    1-Week Hybrid Practicum Fee: $450
    Estimated housing cost for 4 weeks: $170 - $350 depending on chosen housing option


    Estimated total cost: $1050 - $1350

Volcano boarding in Nicaragua

Optional Activities & Cultural Highlights


  • Volcano surfing
  • Salsa Dancing
  • Lake cruises
  • Beach excursions (the coast is 20 minutes away by taxi or 40 minutes by public bus)
  • Exploring local markets and villages
  • Attending local festivals

Note: Some activities require extra costs.  

Volcano boarding in Nicaragua

Housing Options

Housing is not included with tuition, but once you enroll for your course, the onsite course director can assist you with making housing arrangements for the duration of your Nicaragua TEFL Course. Typical options include (availability & prices subject to change):

Homestay - Live with a Nicaraguan family within minutes of the school and build relationships that will last a lifetime. Prices range from $170 - $200 per month.

Hostels, Hotels & Guesthouses - ITA Nicaragua can provide enrolled students with assistance with arranging accommodations in a variety local hotels & hostels. Services & amenities (WiFi, private bath, etc.) will vary - pricier options will include private studios & even access to a pool at the Hotel Leon Viejo. Price: $170-$320.  

Pricing is subject to change at any time. Students are free to make their own housing arrangements as long as they are able to participate on time each day.