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Take part in an inbound volunteer program that offers countless opportunities to teach English in Mexico City and surrounding area from 2 weeks to 6 months. Known for
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Volunteering in Mexico!
Submitted by Erica Friel - Collegeville | September 23, 2015
It is difficult to choose just one highlight of the experience, however I enjoyed traveling to places the most. My favorites included the pyramids, Valle de Bravo, and El Rollo!
I would tell a prospective applicant to travel as much as possible! The museums in D.F. are amazing, and the areas outside the city all have something different to offer. Explore!
Higher Path helped me with literally everything I needed or wanted throughout the program. They answered any and all questions and made sure I enjoyed my experience. My placement was extremely flexible and understanding when I was traveling and with schedule changes, so that was great as well. I would recommend my placement for future applicants because they were extremely flexible. I also greatly enjoyed all of my time “working”. The students of the placement are all very welcoming and it was enjoyable to have conversations with people from all different backgrounds.
I enjoyed the little things with my family - going out for tacos, playing video games, going out to the movies, etc. Spending time with the family was very enjoyable because they are a lot of fun and very welcoming.
I found my work to be very interesting and rewarding. I greatly enjoyed learning more about my own language, Spanish, my students, and life in Mexico. I would not necessarily say that it was challenging, but I learned a great deal from it. Teaching at Higher Path was more challenging than my placement (where I had conversation classes only). I think it was good that it was not overly challenging because I believe that would have been a bit overwhelming. I received a great deal of orientation about my placement before my start date. It answered questions I did not even know that I had.
Amazing time in Mexico!
Submitted by Liam Seamus - University of Wolverhampton | November 12, 2014
I wanted some real life experience teaching and I heard about this program while in student halls. I don't speak Spanish and I don't have much teaching experience but the staff were friendly and the school was in a very nice part of the city. I didn't do any optional trips because my family took me everywhere but I wish I could have seen more outside of the city. I only had a month but I think it should be 2 to really see everything in the city! I miss my Mexican family a lot and I know I'll be over some time again soon but I need to complete my studies first!
I recommend the museum of anthropology, we also went into this small market a lot for our meals and I remember eating for so cheap! Ask beforehand though if your family has Internet because mine didn't and I had to go to like an Internet cafe to talk to my family.
Higher Path responded to this review January 06, 2015 at 11:20 AM
Hi, we've taken your request into consideration and our volunteering program now includes at least two meals a day!
Thank you for your thoughts!
- The Higher Path Team