• Peru
    • Chiclayo

Program Details

Host Family Hostel


Price Details
A one-time placement fee of USD 160 is only for your volunteering.

The payment of 105 USD per week is for lodging in our volunteer center and full board from Monday to Friday and half board Saturday and Sunday (brunch and dinner).

Just send us a request over our website and we will respond immediately.
Jul 11, 2018
May 23, 2017

About Program

Academia Superior offers not only Spanish programs also volunteer programs in different areas.

Make a change with a real impact while volunteering with us at our most popular location living directly at the beachfront in Pimentel. You can also combine our volunteer or internship programs together with language courses or our programs in Ecuador.

We believe in transparency, no application fee & no hidden costs!

Besides internships in various sectors, we offer the following volunteer programs:
- Working with children
- Teaching program
- Community work
- Women empowerment
- Working on a farm

This program is no longer offered. View more programs from Academia Superior de Idiomas.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Have been a great experience of life!

My friends and family thought that I'm crazy when I told them I want to do Volunteering in South America without speaking Spanish. That’s why I was looking for a Program that includes a Spanish language course and the organization of a volunteer project. I'm glad that I found the Academia Superior de Idiomas in Pimentel.
Pimentel is a little village on the beach and not far from Chiclayo, one of the biggest cities in Peru. So it was the perfect mix of relaxed Pimentel and Peruvian chaos in Chiclayo.

I did a 4-weeks Spanish language course before I start volunteering in a rural primary school where I taught English. The Spanish course was a perfect start for my South America journey. On the first day we had an orientation tour to get know Pimentel and Chiclayo and the important safety rules. The group class was very small, we were just 3-4 students. The small classes were very good to learn Spanish in a short time. We had Spanish classes in the morning, but not only in a classroom because we also went to the local market, to the beach or stayed in the garden to play games. In the afternoon we had the choice to participate on daily activities like salsa dance, cooking classes or self-defense. I enjoyed also the weekly excursions to other spots or museums.

After my Spanish classes, I finally started to do Volunteering. One of the coordinators from the school accompanied me to my first class. There have been around 30 kids in the class and all were motivated to learn English words. I taught them Basic English, like the ABC, colors, the most important words, how they can introduce their selves etc. Sometimes we played games or were singing songs together. At the beginning I struggled with the size of the class. 30 kids can be very exhausting. The other teachers in the school as well as the staff from the Academia helped me out and gave me useful tips to dominate the crowd. I really enjoyed every day with the kids, they were so curious and asked me everything about my life, my family, my friends etc.

All in all it was a fantastic time in Pimentel and I already miss all of them.

What would you improve about this program?
When I arrived, I was shocked by the crowded traffic. So even when I got an introduction before I arrived, maybe they could go more in detail how is the real life in Peru to be better prepared.
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