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Volunteer projects in MEXICO

Teaching English and promoting cultural exchange in Morelia
Morelia, Michoacan          March 1 - May 31, 2015
Morelia, Michoacan          June 1 - August 31, 2015
Morelia, Michoacan          September 1 - November 30, 2015

Volunteer project: 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

Number of participants: 4

Language: Spanish and English

Orientation: Volunteers will attend a training seminar before the start of the project.

Accommodation: In a single, double or triple room with a private bathroom and personal locker. Free Wi-Fi Internet access 24/7. Three meals a day are provided.

Leisure time: Morelia has many leisure activities to offer. The city is located close to magical towns, and the beaches of the Pacific coast are only 4 hours away by bus. There are also many cultural activities in Morelia and the places close by. Morelia has amazing historical buildings, plazas and cozy restaurants with great cuisine. Close to Morelia is Patzcuaro - a smaller town with cobbled streets, next to the lake with the same name, which has an authentic Mexican flavor and is a unique venue for a discovery trip.

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).

Nearest airport: Morelia International Airport, Mexico City International Airport

Terminal: Morelia City Bus Terminal

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $590 CAD (about $475 US)

A deposit of 100 Euro is required upon arrival. Volunteers will get the full deposit back upon completion of the project.

                                                                                                         

 

 

Teaching English and promoting cultural exchange in Queretaro
Queretaro, Queretaro          September 1 - November 30, 2015

Volunteer project: 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 Querétaro 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

Number of participants: 4

Language: Spanish and English

Orientation: Volunteers will attend a training seminar before the start of the project.

Accommodation: In a single, double or triple room with a private bathroom. Free Wi-Fi Internet access 24/7. Three meals a day are provided.

Leisure time: Queretaro's downtown is a national pride and part of UNESCO's World Heritage, with beautiful churches, historical sites, museums and charming well-kept gardens and plazas. Surrounding Queretaro there are plenty of options for one-day sightseeing or adventure trips: you can visit the picturesque town of Tequisquiapan, or the wineries and cheese production farms in the region.

Location: Santiago de Queretaro has over 460 years of history. One way of getting to know the city is to set out on a walk in the city center, where one can see the city’s historical monuments, a collection of treasures that is part of the World Heritage Site of UNESCO. Among the tourist attractions in the city, it is definitely worth mentioning those from the 17th and 18th centuries. These are wonders made of stone, with Baroque altarpieces inside; there are also Neo-classical buildings from the 19th century, colonial mansions, and a vast amount of pre-Hispanic heritage. Querétaro is located in the geographic center of Mexico. It is only 210 km north of Mexico City and it is the first stop for many travelers on the country’s circuit of colonial-era cities.

Nearest airport: Querétaro International Airport, Mexico City International Airport

Terminal: Querétaro City Bus Terminal

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $590 CAD (about $475 US)

A deposit of 100 Euro is required upon arrival. Volunteers will get the full deposit back upon completion of the project.

                                                                                                         

 

 

Teaching English and promoting cultural exchange in Puebla
Puebla, Puebla          September 1 - November 30, 2015

Volunteer project: 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 Puebla 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

Number of participants: 4

Language: Spanish and English

Orientation: Volunteers will attend a training seminar before the start of the project.

Accommodation: In a single, double or triple room with a private bathroom. Free Wi-Fi Internet access 24/7. Three meals a day are provided.

Leisure time: Nicknamed “The Shrine of America” due to its architectural beauty, the city of Puebla was, according to legend, created and laid-out by angels, to be enjoyed by mortals. Visit its central streets among buildings, façades, gardens and balconies which reflect the history and the passing years. In the evening, go for a walk in the so called Angelopolis, which has a wide range of cafes, bars and nightclubs. Go to the Plazuela de los Sapos (Square of Toads) where you will enjoy a musical night to the sound of the traditional mariachi. Other must-visit sites are the Palafoxiana Library, the Cathedral of Puebla, the Casa de Alfeñique, the Museum, City Hall, the Amparo Regional Museum and Cholula.

Location: Nestled in the middle of Mexico, under the imposing view of the Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes, Puebla opens its doors and boasts its official titles: It was named a heroic city for being the site where Mexican troops defeated the French army in 1862 (the Battle of Puebla); and it was also named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987. This beautiful city is also proud of its food, one of the most emblematic and delicious in Mexico. It is known as the world’s mole, chiles en nogada and chalupas capital.

Nearest airport: Puebla International Airport, Mexico City International Airport

Terminal: Puebla City Bus Terminal

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $590 CAD (about $475 US)

A deposit of 100 Euro is required upon arrival. Volunteers will get the full deposit back upon completion of the project.

                                                                                                         

 

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