63 Whitfield Street On The Historic Guilford Green Guilford, CT 06437 United States
2-4 weeks, 5-8 weeks
Typical Duration of Program
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Participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity to change the lives of children as a teaching assistant in Lima, Peru. Your work will help the children with math, art, language, English, and other subjects. They will also be supervising singing and play time for the kids. Volunteers with a good knowledge of the Spanish language will have the opportunity to prepare and give their own class if they so desire. There are a total of about 50 children in the school, divided into five classes: 2-3 years old, 2-5 years old, 6 years old, 7 years old and 8 years old.
All of the programs in Peru include transportation from the airport to their host family, a short orientation, twenty-four hour assistance, a walking tour of Miraflores, half board (two meals per day) six days a week as well as information on travel around the country.
Peru, home of the great Inca Empire, is a country of deep history and culture. It is a magical location that contains one of the richest biodiversities on Earth. Peru is the third biggest country in South America and it ranges from the beautiful coast line to the spectacular Andes mountains and down again to the dense Amazon River basin.
The culture of Peru is comprised of the multicultural layers of many great civilizations. The heritage of the Inca's has been passed down not only by their spectacular ruins but also with the Quechua language, which is still spoken in many areas of the country. You can wander the around colonial cities which have preserved the legacy of the Spanish conquistadors. You will be able to explore the lost city of Machu Picchu and ponder the enigma of the Nazca Lines.
A key trait for volunteers in this project is to have patience, creativity, and energy to play with the children. Enthusiasm and initiative are also important to success in the classroom. Spanish is not mandatory; however it helps with the children experience in the classroom. Due to the poverty in the area, teachers should be prepared to work with little material.
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All volunteers must be 18 years old or older. Volunteers need to have a desire to learn about another culture and teach about theirs. All interested participants must complete a GeoVisions application.
GeoVisions is committed to help individuals develop global skills to succeed in the twenty-first century. These skills will ultimately lead to greater cooperation and understanding among nations and peoples of the world. We are committed to treating every person on a GeoVisions program with respect, and devoting our energies to helping participants meet their individual and collective goals.
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