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Volunteer and Spanish Study – Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

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Duration of Program: 9-12 weeks – Dates: Throughout the year Volunteer and Spanish Study
We provide Volunteer Work Projects for students to complement their language study. We work with a network of organizations in Quetzaltenango and throughout the region dedicated to activities that improve the lives of Guatemalans. Most organizations require a minimum commitment of three months. Compensation varies according to the organization, although housing is usually provided. While it is easier to offer a space for volunteer work to people with a defined specialty (agriculture, computers, research, English as a second/foreign language, audiovisuals), it is by no means a requirement.

– Provide visitors with high-quality Spanish and Quichý language instruction, as well as the opportunity and means to learn more about Latin American history, society, politics and culture.
– Promote education among rural highlands Maya through a scholarship program.
– Make computer technology and other educational resources accessible to Mayan students.
– Promote and house a research center for Guatemalans and visitors to explore fields of human knowledge.
– Promote participatory education that is respectful of different cultures and ways of thinking.

Qualifications: To apply for volunteer work, a minimum of one week of study in the school is required, during which your work plan will be made. Languages: English and Spanish – Cost in US$ – $125 / week. This Program Is Open to Families and Couples. Participants Travel to Guatemala Independently or in Groups.

Mexican Marine Conservation – scuba beginners – Oaxaca, Mexico

Length of Position: Two to Twenty Weeks. Durations of Program: 5-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks and 3-6 months
Dates: Monthly departures Mexican Marine Conservation – scuba beginners

“Learn to Scuba dive, participate in marine conservation and experience the rugged beauty of Mexico’s first biosphere reserve. GVI’s longest running Marine Conservation expedition in Mexico offers an array of marine research projects combined with local community interaction and breathtaking scenery. The expedition base at Pez Maya is ideal for expedition members with no previous scuba diving experience. As well as receiving dive training, expedition members will learn about marine conservation, participate in a variety of marine conservation initiatives and enjoy the experience of scuba diving on the second largest barrier reef in the world. Activities may include; coral reef and fish monitoring, turtle nesting surveys, crocodile surveys, community education and sustainable development of local tourism. By participating for 10 weeks or more you will qualify for a FREE Placement as part of the GVI Career Opportunities program. Contact GVI for more information.

Qualifications: No previous experience or qualifications necessary as comprehensive training will be given.
Cost in US$: From US$3055 for 5 weeks
Cost Includes: The Volunteer contribution includes all your food, accommodation, training materials and project equipment.
This Program Is Open to Couples. Participants Travel to Mexico Independently Or in Groups
Typically Participants Work in Groups of 10-20. Typically The Application Process Time Is 1-2 weeks.