Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
Education and intercultural experiences unlock opportunities, open our minds to understanding other cultures and other people's way of life, inspire us and make us better human beings. Unfortunately 95% of Mexican youngsters who finish high school do not speak English. Despite the fact that there are many official schools that teach English in Mexico, the knowledge acquired in these programs is poor, and the private institutions are very expensive for the average family.
An International Cultural Center was opened in Morelia City in 2014 with the objective to share cultures and languages in a different way, applying the philosophy of Learning by Doing, and to promote the intercultural exchange between Mexico and the World. The activities promoted at the Center include language learning and intercultural exchange between Mexican youngsters and international volunteers. By volunteering in Mexico and opening this possibility to disadvantaged youths, you are giving them the chance to improve their level of education, to get to know you and your culture, to improve their international understanding and global awareness and to access better options in life. The gift of your time and knowledge could give a youngster a much greater gift – the means to a brighter future.
Volunteer work: Volunteers will facilitate workshops to practice English and other languages with local youth through dynamic, fun and participatory activities. Knowledge or experience in teaching languages through interactive activities and using creative materials is very welcome.
Volunteers will also share their culture with the Mexican people by organizing cultural workshops and intercultural learning seminars with the support of the trainers of the center. Each volunteer can propose and organize different activities to present their culture (food, lifestyle, movies, drinks, etc.).
Special requirements: - To be able to speak Spanish and English - To be able to teach and organize group activities - To be open minded and enthusiastic - To stay for the whole duration of the project
Duration: 3 months
Location: Morelia City, Michoacan state, 4 hours by bus from Mexico city. Morelia has a population of 2,000,000. It's famous with its beautiful buildings of subtle pink quarry stone. The colonial city of Morelia is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, and from its breathtaking architecture, it's easy to see why. Besides being the capital of the State of Michoacan and the state's largest and most populated city, it is also the seat of government institutions and the most prestigious higher education institute in the region: the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo (Michoacan University of Saint Nicolas of Hidalgo).
More information and enrollment: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-mexico
For programs in other countries check out: http://cadip.org
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
Enrollment and other similar volunteer projects: http://cadip.org
Give us a call:
USA: 310-882-7400; 646-657-2900; 617-841-0400;
Canada: 604-628-7400; 416-943-4900; 514-316-8500