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Description:

The International Cultural Center in Morelia was opened with the aim to share knowledge of the English language and diverse cultures around the world, and it invites international volunteers to be part of this program, organizing fun activities for young students, such as workshops, video debates, international meals, cultural, social and pedagogical trainings, and more. Your enthusiasm and creativity is needed!

Volunteers will facilitate workshops and classes essentially prepared to practice English with the students. It is important that volunteers have pedagogical knowledge and know how to teach a class or lead group activities, have leadership skills but also have the energy and enthusiasm to share their culture through fun and play activities. Volunteer’s main duties will be:
1. To prepare and teach English classes for the students.
2. To lead workshops and dynamic activities involving language practice and sharing their culture in an entertaining way.
3. To promote cultural exchange and international volunteerism
4. To produce creative teaching materials for language classes.
Volunteers will also encourage cultural exchange with students through English speaking clubs.

Special requirements: The project is open for volunteers who are interested to participate in and enjoy a diverse range of activities, active people who are willing to share their culture and make new friends! Volunteers must be motivated to participate actively in both indoor and outdoor activities.

Project dates:
December 1, 2019 - February 29, 2020
March 1 - May 30, 2020

Location: The project is organized in Morelia city, a very beautiful and dynamic place and the state capital of Michoacan. It 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.
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.

For more information, please go to: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-mexico

Affordable Volunteering Abroad: http://cadip.org


Qualifications:

The project is open for volunteers who are interested to participate in and enjoy a diverse range of activities, active people who are willing to share their culture and make new friends! Volunteers must be motivated to participate actively in both indoor and outdoor activities.
The official language of the project is English but some Spanish would be appreciated.


Training:

On site training is provided.


Benefits:

A long term project usually lasts from 1 to 12 months, rarely longer. It’s a non-formal international learning experience developing volunteer’s sensitivity towards social and cultural differences, self-confidence and problem solving ability.
Long-term volunteering is individual rather than in groups. Often there are 2 or 3 volunteers working on a certain project.
A short training and orientation session is given to the volunteers in the beginning of the project, to help them get acquainted with the project aims, the local host, the country's customs and culture.
Long term volunteers are immersed in the local culture to a much greater extent allowing them to integrate better with the local community and actually become part of it. It's an exciting experience for a lifetime.




Duration: One Time
Faculty: ALES (Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences) All Faculties Arts Augustana Business Campus Saint-Jean Education Engineering Law Library and Information Studies Medicine and Dentistry Native Studies Nursing Pharmacy Public Health Rehabilitation Medicine Science
Location: Outside Canada

Contact:

Name: Program coordinator
Phone: 780-638-2500
Email: cadip@cadip.org

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