Location
  • Ecuador
    • Amazon
Industry
Education

Program Details

Compensation
Unpaid
Timeframe
Academic Year
Housing
Host Family
Language
Spanish
Qualifications
  • Minimum 4 weeks commitment, recommended 8-12 weeks
  • Academic and/or professional experience in the fields of education, Spanish-teaching, Spanish studies, anthropology, sociology, or a related field
  • Full travel & medical insurance
  • Necessary vaccinations
  • Necessary visa costs

Pricing

Starting Price
1000
Price Details
$250 per week and a 4-week minimum commitment required
What's Included
Accommodation Meals
What's Included (Extra)

Accommodation and 3 meals a day with a host family
Guided pre-departure preparation
In-country orientation and accommodation
1:1 check-ins every 2 weeks
24/7 emergency support
Exit interview and end-of-program reflection
Network of doctors, therapists, and Spanish tutors in-country

What's Not Included
Activities Airfare SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance
What's Not Included (Extra)

Costs of flights and visa
Costs of vaccinations
$15 per day for food during orientation training
Personal transportation
Any other activities outside of scheduled program activities

Mar 02, 2020
Oct 25, 2019
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About Program

In Ecuador, education, including higher education, is free. Despite government investment, there are still many children (mostly in rural areas) who have difficulty getting to school, and many public schools and universities suffer from a lack of teachers and access to resources like school supplies and technology. Interns work in the Napo province in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The province ranks in the middle in illiteracy rates compared to other provinces, and it has one of the highest high school dropout rates. In Napo, English-learning is one of the most demanded educational areas for students and professionals and, often, is the most under-resourced.

Interns work as English teaching assistants and support with lesson plans by adding creative games, activities, and experiential learning components. Interns empower students by helping them learn English from a native speaker. Interns also serve as cultural ambassadors to their respective countries.

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Program Highlights

  • Work as an English teaching assistant at a public or private school, pre-school to university; depending on availability
  • Support local English teachers with their lesson plans
  • Practice and hone teaching, classroom management, curriculum development, and cross-cultural education/communication skills
  • Forge meaningful relationships with local teachers, students, and community members
  • Opportunity to support teachers in other subject areas and school activities, depending on interest and level of Spanish

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