Share your countryโ€™s culture in a Mexican High School ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ ๐ŸŽ–๏ธ

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Volunteering project: Cultural Assistant in English class.

Volunteer exchange in Mexico โ€“ Share your culture in Mexico. Help as an Intercultural Assistant working with High School students. We will be taking FOUR volunteers from different countries. Join the twelfth edition of our celebrated program and bring the richness of your country’s culture to life.

This is more than just a volunteering opportunity โ€“ it’s a journey of cultural discovery and sharing!

Deadline for the 2024 edition!

Deadline ASAPโ€ฆ expected to arrive before February 16th, 2024!
The sooner you apply, the more likely you’ll be able to participate.
Program dates: Mid-February โ€“ early June 2024.
We require four participants, and we already have three!
One more is required.

Seeking global volunteers

We welcome citizens from Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Eligible applicants should be 22 or older with a clean criminal record. Join us in making a difference!

Other requirements
  • BA degree required, or currently enrolled in final years of University studies. (Tourism Diplomas also accepted)
  • Required spoken language: Advanced English (C1 preferred, – Minimum: B2 level)
  • Four-month commitment. (February 5th, 2024 โ€“ Early June, 2024)
  • No Spanish spoken preferred. (So, you speak a bit of Spanish? You can apply anyway)
Location

Morelia, Mexico. Preparatoria Federal por Cooperaciรณn Melchor Ocampo

BENEFITS

We provide:

  • airport pickup,
  • pocket money,
  • free quality accommodation: private room with a Mexican family, three meals a day, and more.
  • Free, two all-inclusive school trips to:
    • Guanajuato+San Miguel de Allende
    • Chiapas and Tabasco
    • La Venta, Palenque, Cascadas de Agua Azul, Caรฑรณn del Sumidero, San Cristรณbal de las Casas.

We DO NOT provide:

  • ย International flights or medical insurance.

You would be expected to arrive in Mexico a few days before February 5th, 2024, and you can leave any time after June 5th, 2024


Part-time volunteering sharing your countryโ€™s culture at a prestigious high school in Mexico (30 hours per week)

What type of host are you? ๐Ÿก
  • Private/Individual/family
What are you looking for help with?
  • Teaching/Language Exchange ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ
What’s the mission of your community? ๐ŸŽฏ

Promoting brotherhood among nations through teaching about different countries’ cultures by native citizens.

Volunteers’ age restrictions ๐Ÿ”ž
  • Only 18 to 35 years old (This is a youth exchange)
When would you need volunteers? ๐Ÿ“…

Connect with our coordinators to stay updated on the upcoming dates for our annual editions. Each year, we launch a new edition, and we don’t want you to miss out on the exciting opportunities ahead. Keep in touch with us to get all the latest information!

How many hours of help per day? โฑ
  • 6 hours of help per day
How many days of help per week? ๐ŸŒ’
  • 5 days per week – 2 days off
Note about the volunteer work and other expectations ๐Ÿ“

Volunteers offer their contribution unwaged but will truly benefit in other ways in return for their contribution. Volunteers will be part of the Departamento de Idiomas of Preparatoria Federal por Cooperaciรณn “Melchor Ocampo” team. They will share their countryโ€™s culture in English with high school students Monday through.
Volunteers will be guided and supported by local staff in order to assist in Foreign Culture Class (your countryโ€™s culture) two-three sessions a week (50 minutes each) repeated throughout the week in 7-9 different classrooms.

You are expected to cover fourteen to twenty 50-minute Foreign Culture Class sessions a week, plus 10-16 hours of office work where you will prepare your classes, mark homework, create examinations, and grade students. That will make 30 fifty-minute sessions a week.

Class topics may be about, but not limited to Your own countryโ€™s traditions, culture, society, education, tourism, music, history, sports, literature, food, art, science, etc. guided by Departamento de Idiomas at our school, but volunteers will be free to enrich or even change class sessions with their own ideas.

All of this is in a friendly, respectful, and tolerant environment.

Are accommodation and food included? ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿœ

Yes, we offer food and accommodation

What type of accommodation can you provide? ๐Ÿ•
  • Private Room ๐Ÿ”‘
  • Private home ๐Ÿ 
Diet – nutrition information ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅค

Enjoy Mexican food. Three meals a day: Two meals at the school restaurant. Monday through Friday.

One meal at home with your host family. Monday through Friday.

Weekends: Pocket money should be enough for weekend meals at restaurants, either by yourself or with your host family.

Fees transparency ๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ”

Absolutely no fees to participate or join our program. We provide everything, except for flight expenses.

VISA – could you provide Visa support/info/invitation letters? ๐Ÿ›‚

Maybe. We can help with an invitation letter if the candidate has good qualifications. ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ

Volunteers’ benefits ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…

The organization provides:

  • free accommodation: private room with a Mexican family
  • three meals a day
  • pocket money
  • airport pickup
  • Spanish language classes if wanted
  • free school trip to
  • participation in our
    • Great Mexican Independence Day celebration
    • Day of the Dead Celebration

What to do in your free time ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿฆ’
  • Live like a local.
  • Attend city international festivals. (Film festival)(Music Festival) Day of the Dead.
  • Enjoy your host family’s company.
  • Travel to nearby places by yourself or with other volunteers.

Language ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Advanced English is a must.

Geography ๐ŸŒณ

Nearby mountains, lakes and forests. The nearest beach is 4 hours away, 1920 above sea level. Never too cold never too hot.

How to get to your site โœˆ ๐Ÿ—บ

You would be in charge of your own flights, arriving in Mexico City.
We provide airport pickup and everything else from day one to the very last day of our program. (You would have to make wise use of pocket money for that purpose)

Is there internet access? ๐ŸŒ

Yes!


CONTACT DETAILS ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ“ง


volunteer exchange in Mexico – visit our FB page ๐Ÿ‘‰ย https://www.facebook.com/Departamento-de-Idiomas-Prefeco-Morelia-Mxico-2171421129789655

Previous volunteers:

  • 2023 from Nigeria: https://youtu.be/PmHW6lvTWG4
  • 2022 from Germany: https://youtu.be/ZlKEatZUuso
  • 2021 from Italy: https://youtu.be/TQw2Gz_jOFo
  • 2021 from Spain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpZDB_pAXn8

In order to apply, start your registration at:
https://forms.gle/upfaHwTvsJSFwFzh7

Hostname ๐Ÿ“› Jorge Luis Echenique Santibรกรฑez

Host Email โœ‰ jorge.echenique@prefecomelchorocampo.edu.mx


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