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Paid Teach Abroad in Colombia

Posted By: Academic Programs International <[email protected]>
Date: Tuesday, 12 September 2017, at 1:11 a.m.

COLOMBIA

API is pleased to share this new opportunity to teach abroad in Colombia, which offers a
budget-friendly way for study abroad alumni, teachers, or professionals to enrich
their personal lives while gaining teaching experience abroad.

API is working together with Colombia’s Ministry of Education (MEN) and a Colombian public institution, National Service of Learning (SENA), to provide conversational English training in job training centers and schools. English training is an important step to help locals succeed in school, find better jobs, and improve communication in the global market. Placements are
available to teach conversational English in one of two ways: co-teach with a local Colombian teacher in 9-11th grade public school classrooms or at adult vocational training centers.
Participants are required to teach 20-25 classroom hours and put in an additional 15-20 hours of classroom prep, grading, office hours, and staff meetings per week.

REQUIREMENTS
• Native or fluent English speaker
• Minimum 21 years old; maximum 55 years old
• College degree
• Previous experience working as a teacher, mentor, tutor, coach, etc. preferred, but not required
• Excellent spoken/written English, flexibility and cultural sensitivity
• Basic Spanish language skills helpful, but not required

PROGRAM INCLUDES
• Guaranteed teaching placement
• Monthly stipend and semester-end bonus
• 24/7 Pre-departure and local English-speaking support
• Airport pick-up and transfer on designated arrival date
• Visa and work permit processing fees
• Orientation and in-country TEFL training
• Domestic transportation to placement city (Baggage fees are not included)
• Cultural activities and excursions
• Medical, life, and travel insurance
• A Krama Wheel scarf upon completion of your program and evaluations.

HIGHLIGHTS
• Monthly stipend: COP$1,500,000
• Semester-end bonus
• Two-week orientation in Bogota with shared accommodations, meals, and activities
• National Colombian and international health insurance

DATES AND FEES*

APPLICATION FEE US$150
PROGRAM FEE US$200

5-MONTH TERM
Mid January/Early February – Late June, 2018 (or)
Early June/Early July – Late November/Mid-December, 2018

8-MONTH TERM
March/April – Late November, 2018

10-MONTH TERM
Late January/Early February – Late November/Mid-December, 2018

APPLICATION DEADLINE
API DOES ROLLING ADMISSIONS FOR THIS PROGRAM.
FINAL DEADLINES ARE LISTED BELOW.
NOVEMBER 20, 2017 (January/February 2018 start)
NOVEMBER 30, 2017 (March/April 2018 Start)
JANUARY 20, 2018 (June/July 2018 start)

* Start dates TBD, and will vary depending on placement with MEN or SENA. Start dates TBD, and will vary dep.

Email - [email protected]

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