Brazil: Rio de Janeiro
2-4 weeks, 5-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, 3-6 months (High School)
Typical Duration of Program
As an English teacher, you will also be exposing your students to one of the world's most commonly spoken languages, one that fuels the global economy. In the next few years Brazil will play host to both the World Cup and the Olympics - these events hold many opportunities for English-speaking Brazilians to find work in the tourism industry and give them a skill they can use for life! You will be working side-by-side with your students, sharing perspective and encouraging cultural understanding.
Students range in age from primary school age to the elderly - but no matter who sits in your classroom, teaching English is bound to be an extraordinarily fulfilling experience. English instruction in Brazilian government schools is flaky at best, so volunteering to teach English will provide young students with a supplement to what they learn in school and will give people who never took English courses the opportunity to learn the language. It is also an excellent opportunity to give those living in the favelas a chance to have access to the language that fuels the global economy enhancing their work prospects.
The English teaching placements are flexible - from tutoring a few students, to teaching an entire class. Volunteers also often help each other in planning lessons and activities - but the simple fact that there is an English speaker leading discussion makes a tremendous impact on language acquisition.
NB Volunteers DO NOT need to be a qualified or experienced teacher.
The breakdown of our placement fee is (Brazilian Reais):
- RD 800 for 4 weeks of accommodation in a very nice guest house
- RD 800 is our one-time placement fee that we share it (50%-50%) with the organization where the volunteer is placed
- RD 500 is for 20 hours of Portuguese course (2 hours per day during the first 2 weeks)
- Additional weeks cost RD 180 (to cover accommodation)
Please note that all projects are closed during the Carnival week (February 17th to 24th). Any volunteer that arrived prior to Carnival and is staying in the guest house throughout this period will be required to pay a premium of RD 600 regardless of their arrival date.
Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.
Independently or in Groups
Independently or in Groups
To implement volunteer programs and projects that make a positive impact on the projects in which they take place, promoting a wide experience exchange between cultures and strengthening a constant and growing number of NGOs in Brazil.