For the last 5 years, this has been a very successful project where international volunteers organize meaningful and life changing activities! The objective is to promote cultural exchange, intercultural global education and life project through a program involving international volunteers and students of the High School of Agricultural Technology No. 233.
Volunteers will be part of the High School of Agricultural Technology No. 233 team and will be the facilitators of workshops and classes essentially prepared to practice mainly English also the other languages if the volunteer would like to share. Some of the activities to be developed are:
1. To prepare and provide classes in English and the volunteer’s native language for the students of High School of Agricultural Technology No. 233.
2. To prepare workshops and activities to practice English and other languages and share their culture in an entertaining way.
3. To promote cultural exchange and international volunteerism
4. To produce creative teaching materials for language classes.
Volunteers also will encourage cultural exchange with students, through English speaking clubs.
SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS
By participating in this project, you will acquire the global skills of Adaptability, Global Awareness, Strategic Thinking and Collaborative Planning, after the participation in the project volunteers will receive an official letter certifying these skills.
Food and accommodation will be provided.
The school is located in the town of Tarimbaro which is around 20 minutes away from Morelia but the volunteer will be staying in Morelia.
Morelia, founded in 1541, was one of the first Spanish cities in Nueva España. The first viceroy, Antonio de Mendoza, named it Valladolid after the Spanish city and he encouraged Spanish nobility to move here with their families. In 1828, after Nueva España had become the Republic of Mexico, the city was renamed Morelia in honor of local hero José María Morelos y Pavón, a key figure in Mexico’s independence.
Morelia is the state capital of Michoacan and it’s a dynamic and beautiful city. Also, Morelia is an increasingly popular destination, and rightly so: the colonial heart of the city is so well preserved that it was declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 1991, and its cathedral is not just gorgeous, it’s inspirational. You can walk in downtown which has many cultural activities and discover the variety of historic buildings and monuments.
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WHERE TO ARRIVE
CLOSEST STATION: Morelia Bus Station
CLOSEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Morelia International Airport
OTHER POSSIBLE AIRPORTS: Mexico City International Airport
The program is open for young people who is interested to participate and enjoy a diverse range of activities, an active volunteers who enjoy sharing culture and making new friends! Volunteers must be motivated to be active and working indoors and outdoors.
CAMP LANGUAGE: English (Spanish is appreciated!)
VEGETERIAN FOOD AVAILABLE: Yes
OPEN FOR FAMILIES: No
OPEN FOR DISABLED VOLUNTEERS: No
You can walk in downtown which has many cultural activities and discover the variety of historic buildings and monuments, for those looking to surround themselves by natural wonders, such as the Island of Janitzio or the ancient pyramids of Tzintzuntzan, the magical towns of Patzcuaro, Santa Clara del Cobre, and several ceremonial centers of the Mesoamerican pre-Hispanic culture. During the weekends you can visit two of the biggest cities in the country, Mexico City and Guadalajara, both cities are 3 hours from Morelia, there are also many interesting places that you can visit during your stay.
The administration fee of 300 euros should be paid in order to participate in this project. It should be paid in cash in Mexican pesos on the first day of the project. The volunteers will be informed about the fee in pesos one week before the start of the project.
SPECIAL NOTES: For volunteers who are interested in learning Spanish, a Spanish course will be organized in the city of Morelia, Michoacán before the start of each project. Total Cost: 120 Euros. It includes accommodation for 7 days at a Youth Hostel in Morelia city, Spanish classes with an experienced teacher for 15 hours, required materials to study and 30activities to practice Spanish. Only meals are not included. Please contact us at least two weeks before the start of the course for registration.