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Teach Abroad with WorldTeach
Join us in Ecuador in February! Apply by December 1st.
In the meantime, check out our newest WorldTeach Blog post by Will Jobs, a current volunteer in Thailand. In his post, Will reflects upon what he’s learned from his time so far in Thailand, and the lessons and memories he’ll eventually take home with him when the time comes. Read more here.
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Ecuador Year Teaching Program
Apply by December 1st!
Improve your Spanish while living in the urban centers of Quito and Riobamba in Ecuador, or in Ibarra, Ambato, and other towns throughout the Sierra region. Teach English to children, young adults, or motivated professionals in local schools or colleges. During your time of service, you will have the opportunity to obtain an accredited Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification. Live with a host family, immerse yourself in a new culture and explore this geographic and ethnically diverse country.
My site placement during the summer was Riobamba, which is a medium sized town nestled in the Andes. Riobamba gained national recognition in recent years when a story about the last ice gatherer came out. One man travels all the way to the top of the volcano pictured, Chimborazo, to gather ice to make delicious ice cream. Most Ecuadorians have never seen snow, but if you go high enough, you might see some flurries atop a volcano. My host sisters, another volunteer, and I hiked up as far as you can go without climbing equipment and a guide.
This is an experience that is going to change you in ways you didn't know possible.
Where We Teach
In 1986, I went to Kenya as the first WorldTeach volunteer. My hope was to bridge the gap between what I studied and the realities of life in the field. That's what WorldTeach was and still is today, we give each and every volunteer teacher an opportunity to link theories with reality and find their own way of narrowing the development gap around the world.