Students International

We Serve



in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic,
Guatemala, and Nicaragua

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Costa Rica

Nestled in the central highlands of Costa Rica is the capital city of San José. You’ll minister in Desamparados on the southeastern edge of the city where the urban environment provides unique ministry opportunities and challenges. You’ll get to know the people and the culture as you stay with Costa Rican host families. Excursion options such as the beach, zip-lining and La Paz Waterfall Garden provide an opportunity to explore this biologically diverse country.

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Dominican Republic


Known in the Dominican Republic as the city of eternal spring, Jarabacoa is located in the ‘Dominican Alps’ in the center of the country, just 45 minutes from Santiago International Airport. When you’re not out serving at your ministry site you’ll stay on base and sleep in cabins. For the excursion, teams can go whitewater rafting or hike to one of 3 nearby waterfalls.

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Dominican Republic


SI’s newest Ministry Base is just a few minutes from the Santiago International Airport. You’ll serve at ministry sites located in some of the poorest communities in the country. The newly renovated base is the perfect place to relax after a day working at your site. Your excursion is a beautiful and relaxing day at the beach.

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Located in the city of Magdalena, SI-Guatemala is where it all began back in 1994. The cooler climate and mountainous terrain create unique ways to serve isolated and impoverished communities. Instead of staying on base, you’ll have the unforgettable opportunity to stay with a couple friends in the home of a local Guatemalan host. Excursion options abound— the internationally known Volcan Pacaya, Rainforest Ziplining, and the city of Antigua are a short drive away.

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Your opportunity to meet spiritual, physical, and emotional needs in the poorest country in Latin America. The SI ministry base is located near Masaya, about 40 minutes southeast of Managua. The SI base will provide a perfect place to debrief each evening and you’ll sleep in guys and girls cabins. For an excursion you can trek to a nearby Volcano.

Ministry Sites

Each occupational ministry site is a unique way to work alongside SI missionaries in an area of ministry that’s right for you, meeting real needs in real communities. Choose a country to show the Occupational Ministry Sites currently available in that area.