WorldTeach is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded by a group of Harvard students in 1986 in response to the need for educational assistance in developing countries. It also addressed a growing interest among people in the U.S. and elsewher
- Apia, Samoa
- Program Type:
- Teach Abroad
- Degree Level:
- 1-3 months
- Teach Abroad:
- Placement Audience:
- 6-12 years old
- Program Description:
- A great way to gain experience living and teaching in a foreign community, while also making a positive contribution to international development.
WorldTeach is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded by a group of Harvard students in 1986 in response to the need for educational assistance in developing countries. It also addressed a growing interest among people in the U.S. and elsewhere to serve, teach and learn as volunteers overseas. Since its inception, WorldTeach has placed thousands of volunteer educators in communities throughout Asia, Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Pacific.
- Setting Description:
- WorldTeach volunteers in American Samoa will teach English, math, science, or business courses in public elementary schools and high schools. Volunteers are placed on the main island as well as on several outer islands and live in apartments or houses. WorldTeach encourages all volunteers to become involved in extracurricular activities and community life. The activities outside of the classroom greatly enrich the overall experience. Volunteers depart in mid-July for orientation and they must commit to 11 months of volunteering. Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis until April 1, 2013. The year long program requires volunteers to be between the ages of 21 and 74 by the departure date. Volunteers must also have a Bachelor's degree (in any subject) and demonstrate a desire to teach. Volunteers need not be a US citizen, but must be a native English speaker.
- This program's volunteer commitment is funded by the Department of Education of American Samoa but volunteers are required to make a US$2,000 deposit, which will be refunded upon successful completion of the program. This generous funding covers the costs of pre-departure information and materials, round-trip international airfare from a designated U.S. departure city, supplemental overseas health and emergency evacuation insurance, an in-country orientation, 24-hour in-country support, and afte
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