English Teaching and Share Your Culture III
Vive Mexico, is an international non-governmental and non-profit organization that has developed projects for International Voluntary Service, International Intercultural Training and International Cooperation for Development since 1996.
Our main activities consist of organizing international projects in Mexico and send Mexican volunteers to participate in projects organized by our partner organizations in different countries.
Founded in 1994 and legally registered in 1997, Vive Mexico seeks to involve young people from different nationalities in projects aim to promote solidarity between nations and at the same time raise awareness to the problems that our society is facing nowadays, we are the first IVS organization legally constituted and officially recognized in Mexico and the largest organization in Latin America.
Vive Mexico open its International Cultural Center to share knowledge of the English language and diverse cultures around the world, and its inviting International Volunteers to be part of this pleasant experience, organizing fun activities for young students, such as, workshops, video debates, international meals, cultural, social and pedagogical trainings, and many activities more, we need your enthusiasm and creativity!
Volunteers will be part of the International Cultural Center Vive México -Morelia, Michoacán- and will be the facilitators of workshops and classes essentially prepared to practice English language, it is important that the volunteers have pedagogical knowledge and know how to teach a class or lead a group activities, have leadership skills but also possess the energy and enthusiasm to share their culture through fun and play activities.
1. To prepare and give English classes for the students of Cultural Center Vive México -Morelia, Michoacán-.
2. To lead workshops and dynamics to practice language and share their culture in an entertaining way.
3. To promote cultural exchange and international volunteerism
4. To produce creative teaching materials for language classes.
5. To be creative in pedagogical activities to get fun and learning English.
Volunteers also will encourage cultural exchange with students, through English-speaking clubs.
By participating in this project, you will acquire the global skills of Adaptability, Global Awareness, Strategic Thinking and Collaborative Planning, after the participation in the project volunteers will receive an official letter certifying these skills.
Food and accommodation will be provided.
Activities will be organized in Morelia city.
Morelia, founded in 1541, was one of the first Spanish cities in Nueva España. The first viceroy, Antonio de Mendoza, named it Valladolid after the Spanish city and he encouraged Spanish nobility to move here with their families. In 1828, after Nueva España had become the Republic of Mexico, the city was renamed Morelia in honor of local hero José María Morelos y Pavón, a key figure in Mexico’s independence.
Morelia is the state capital of Michoacan and it’s a dynamic and beautiful city. Also, Morelia is an increasingly popular destination, and rightly so: the colonial heart of the city is so well preserved that it was declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 1991, and its cathedral is not just gorgeous, it’s inspirational. You can walk in downtown which has many cultural activities and discover the variety of historic buildings and monuments.
To learn more about Morelia;
CLOSEST STATION: Morelia Bus Station
CLOSEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Morelia International Airport
OTHER POSSIBLE AIRPORTS: Mexico City International Airport
You can walk in downtown which has many cultural activities and discover the variety of historic buildings and monuments, for those looking to surround themselves by natural wonders, such as the Island of Janitzio or the ancient pyramids of Tzintzuntzan, the magical towns of Patzcuaro, Santa Clara del Cobre, and several ceremonial centers of the Mesoamerican pre-Hispanic culture. During the weekends you can visit two of the biggest cities in the country, Mexico City and Guadalajara, both cities are 3 hours from Morelia, there are also many interesting places that you can visit during your stay.
The program is open for young people who is interested to participate and enjoy a diverse range of activities, an active volunteers who enjoy sharing culture and making new friends! Volunteers must be motivated to be active and working indoors and outdoors.
Before applying, please make sure you read our page "Projets en pays du Sud" : https://www.concordia.fr/pays-sud
The administration fee of 300 euros should be paid in order to participate in this project. It should be paid in cash in Mexican pesos on the first day of the project. The volunteers will be informed about the fee in pesos one week before the start of the project.
CAMP LANGUAGE: English (Spanish is appreciated!)
VEGETERIAN FOOD AVAILABLE: Yes
OPEN FOR FAMILIES: No
OPEN FOR DISABLED VOLUNTEERS: No
For volunteers who are interested in learning Spanish, a Spanish course will be organized in the city of Morelia, Michoacán before the start of each project. Total Cost: 110 Euros. It includes accommodation for 7 days at a Youth Hostel in Morelia city, Spanish classes with an experienced teacher for 15 hours, required materials to study and activities to practice Spanish. Only meals are not included. Please contact us at least two weeks before the start of the course for registration.