TEACHER ASSISTANCE 2017
Extra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay (camp fee 75 $ + adm. cost 250$ for ACI Costa Rica). 75 $ for each extra week. Open all year, arrival date is free.
- Code : ACI/TA2017
- Dispo : 3M / 1F (Total Part 5)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ESP
- Age : 18 - 99
The schools are located in different locations around Costa Rica. The public schools that the Socio Camps program works with are located in several middle and low-middle class areas of Costa Rica. The children’s ages vary from 5 to 13 years, which go from kindergarten, preschool and the first six grades of elementary school. The schools’ curriculum and activities usually includes all the basic subjects (Spanish, Science, Social Studies and Mathematics). Additionally, most schools offer English as a foreign language, Music, Arts, Physical Education, Civics and (Roman Catholic) Religion classes. English classes are one of the areas where the support given by volunteers is most valued (even if they are not native speakers as these classes would be at a basic level) as well as physical education. Sometimes, if a volunteer has some special knowledge or skills – for example in music, arts or sports – and if the school agrees, he/she can organize additional activities independently.
Possible tasks for the volunteer: ? To assist the teachers in the classroom ? To help create didactic material ? To support in the special activities of the school ? To assist at the school’s library or with other administrative tasks ? To organize additional activities with the approval of those in charge of the kids ? To help children with their homework. — Schedule for the volunteer: Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 1:00-2:00pm. — 3 Schools to Choice: o Escuela Jose Joaquín Salas, San Ramón de Alajuela. o Escuela Morazán de Perez Zeledón o Escuela San Francisco de Peñas Blancas accomodation and food
Locations and Accommodation: ? San Ramón of Alajuela (urban place, accepted are two volunteers at a time. You will live in a host family close to the school.) ? Morazán / Quebradas de Perez Zeledón (rural area, up to two volunteers at a time. You will live in a host family in Quebradas) ? San Francisco de Peñas Blancas (near La Fortuna, extremely rural, up to two volunteers at a time. You will live in a host family close to the project.)
Required skills and interests of the volunteer: ? To enjoy working with children ? To be patient and tolerant ? To be sociable ? To have a lot of initiative ? To be respectful towards the rules of the institution ? To have an intermediate to advance Spanish level (WE RECOMMEND AT LEAST TWO WEEKS OF SPANISH CLASSES). Further information: – Depending on the time of the year, other schools might be available and suggested. – Schools are in vacation normally from December-February and in the time of Easter. – If you want to work in a school and in an ecological project, it´s easy to combine “Escuela Morazán” and “Fudebiol” without changing the host family. fees to pay on arrival based on a 4weeks stay (camp fee 300$ + adm. cost 250$ for ACI Costa Rica). Open all year, arrival date is free. Admission fees are based on the length of your stay: 1 to 4 weeks : $250, 5 to 8 weeks : $350, 9 to 12: $450, over 13 weeks :$550. Program open all year, arrival date is free. Meeting point
We are active affiliate of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE) Federation, with its main offices in Berlin, Germany and representation in the five continents through its Member Organizations and Committees. ICYE is recognized by the United Nations as ï¿½International Messenger of Peaceï¿½ and forms part of the Co-Coordinating Committee for International Volunteer Services (CCIVS), associated to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
In Costa Rica, we work in different areas, sending and receiving volunteers, for long and short terms, in groups or as independent persons. We also coordinate our work with other programs such as German Civil Service, Italian Civil Service, ï¿½Weltwï¿½rtsï¿½ of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, British ï¿½Community Service Volunteersï¿½, the European Unionï¿½s ï¿½European Voluntary Serviceï¿½, ï¿½Canada World Youthï¿½, and ï¿½United Planetï¿½ from the USA.
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