Colombia TEFL Experience

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Take part in a unique 2 month teaching experience in colourful Colombia

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Intern in Colombia

Colombia TEFL intern Ashna Pattni I admire how reciprocal Colombians are. You may be an only child with no parents but you always have someone to lean on, whether it be the grandparents or the aunties and uncles or perhaps even the neighbours, it puts you at ease knowing they are happy with what they have and most importantly love, healthy and safe.

Ashna, Colombia intern

August 2016

Colombia TEFL intern Rachel Walker If you are thinking of teaching in Colombia, I’d totally tell you to go for it! The seven weeks I have had here in Colombia have been indescribable; an unforgettable experience made even better by the incredible people I have met along the way.

Rachel, Colombia intern

April 2016

Overview

No degree or teaching experience required!

Travel to diverse and colourful South America with our Colombia TEFL Experience. The perfect place for you to get 7 weeks’ TEFL teaching experience in a small village school and make a real difference to children’s lives. From the moment you touch down in Barranquilla you’ll have the full support and knowledge of our team, plus you’ll meet a whole bunch of new friends – your fellow interns! Get acquainted with your new home and more importantly the delicious food on offer whilst discovering the history behind this magical country. You’ll be a teaching assistant at a school based in Puerto Colombia, only a few steps away from the beach it’s a relaxed coastal town and this is where your students will be eagerly awaiting your first lesson.

Take full advantage of your free time – whether you want to head to the beach or explore one of Colombia’s lively cities to dance the night away. When you’ve finished your teaching you’ll get a week to sample all there is to offer – whether you choose to trek in Tayrona National Park, discover the Minca coffee plantations or get dirty in the volcanic mud bath in Cartagena.

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25,75

75%
Teaching

75,25

25%
Travel

0,100

In-country Support

*please note, this is a guide only

  • 120 hour TEFL qualification
  • 7 weeks’ practical teaching experience
  • 1 week to explore Colombia after teaching
  • Orientation & full support throughout
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Trip details

 
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Culture in Colombia

Day 1

Arrival in Colombia

Keep an eye out for the in-country team at Barranquilla airport – you’ll be escorted to the apartment in town where you’ll meet your fellow interns.

Interns in Colombia

Day 2

Welcome to Barranquilla!

The next day you and the rest of the teachers will explore Barranquilla on your orientation day. You’ll learn about the history and culture of Colombia, your role as a teacher in Colombia, and you’ll also get some insider tips from our friendly in-country staff.
Later, you'll settle in with a fantastic welcome meal, the perfect chance to get to know each other.

Teaching in Colombia

Day 4 - 48

Your teaching experience

You'll be living in the heart of Barranquilla, so there will be plenty of time for you to get familiar with the city. Get to know your fellow interns and prepare for school the next day!

The school you’ll be teaching at for the next 7 weeks is in the small village of Puerto Colombia, and you’ll journey there each day with the other interns. You’ll have plenty of support at the school and have the chance to really get stuck in to all aspects of varied school life and make the most of your TEFL qualification.

During your teaching experience, weekends and evenings are yours to enjoy, so get out exploring Colombia’s amazing sights! Discover the bustling cities, excellent food, drink and dance that makes Colombia such a popular destination.

 

Day 49 - 57

A week to explore

Before you know it the teaching will be at an end and you'll be saying goodbye to the staff and children.

Now it's time for you to relax! You’re free to spend a week exploring Colombia to your heart’s content. Head to epic Tayrona National Park, hit up the Minca coffee plantations or spend the time lazing on the beach – you won’t want to leave!

 

Where will I be going?

Barranquilla

Barranquilla

Home to one of Colombia’s other most famous exports, Shakira, it also hosts one of the biggest carnivals in South America (topped only by Rio). Witness the city collectively let its hair down and take part in the biggest street party full of dancing and colourful fancy dress!

Puerto Colombia

Puerto Colombia

You’ll be teaching in one of Colombia’s pretty coastal towns, which has seen a recent redevelopment. There’s plenty to do when the school day is over - from kitesurfing to beach bars it’s the perfect way to get to know your fellow teachers!

Tayrona National Park

Tayrona National Park

With beautiful beaches and an abundance of wildlife you’ll see a quieter side to Colombia in Tayrona National Park, home to part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

Further information about this trip...

  • Inclusions

    What's included?

    • 120 Hour Online TEFL Qualification
    • Advice & pre-departure preparation
    • Airport pick-up & in-country transfers
    • Orientation in Barranquilla
    • Accommodation in central Barranquilla with internet access
    • 7 weeks’ teaching experience
    • 1 week free to explore Colombia
    • Full in-country support throughout

    What's not included?

    • Flights
    • Visas
    • Police check
    • Meals
    • Travel insurance
  • Am I eligible?

    What you need:

    • Be fluent in English
    • Be aged 18+
    • Be ready for an adventure teaching English abroad

    What you don't need:

    • Prior teaching experience
    • A second language

    You’ll need to be TEFL trained to teach in Colombia – but with our 120 Hour TEFL Course included in the price, we’ve got you covered.

    • 120 hours online TEFL training – study anywhere, on any device and get the skills you need to teach English confidently.
  • What will I need to organise?

    Before you travel, there are a few things you need to sort. Keep things easy for yourself and don’t leave them ‘til the last minute!

    • International Flights: You’ll require return flights to Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport (BAQ).
    • Visas: Free visa for 90 days (British nationals only).
    • Budget: We recommend budgeting approximately £45/$75 per week.
    • Police check: You must carry a clean police check. For the UK you’ll need to pay approximately £25 for a Disclosure Scotland. For all other countries, please consult your local police department (costs may vary).
    • Travel insurance: this is really important – don’t forget to sort yours before you travel! Travel insurance can be complicated – so click here for some great advice from our friends at the FCO.

Inclusions

What's included?

  • 120 Hour Online TEFL Qualification
  • Advice & pre-departure preparation
  • Airport pick-up & in-country transfers
  • Orientation in Barranquilla
  • Accommodation in central Barranquilla with internet access
  • 7 weeks’ teaching experience
  • 1 week free to explore Colombia
  • Full in-country support throughout

What's not included?

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Police check
  • Meals
  • Travel insurance

Am I eligible?

What you need:

  • Be fluent in English
  • Be aged 18+
  • Be ready for an adventure teaching English abroad

What you don't need:

  • Prior teaching experience
  • A second language

You’ll need to be TEFL trained to teach in Colombia – but with our 120 Hour TEFL Course included in the price, we’ve got you covered.

  • 120 hours online TEFL training – study anywhere, on any device and get the skills you need to teach English confidently.

What will I need to organise?

Before you travel, there are a few things you need to sort. Keep things easy for yourself and don’t leave them ‘til the last minute!

  • International Flights: You’ll require return flights to Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport (BAQ).
  • Visas: Free visa for 90 days (British nationals only).
  • Budget: We recommend budgeting approximately £45/$75 per week.
  • Police check: You must carry a clean police check. For the UK you’ll need to pay approximately £25 for a Disclosure Scotland. For all other countries, please consult your local police department (costs may vary).
  • Travel insurance: this is really important – don’t forget to sort yours before you travel! Travel insurance can be complicated – so click here for some great advice from our friends at the FCO.

Available dates

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16th April 2017 11th June 2017   Available
23rd July 2017 17th September 2017   Available
17th September 2017 12th November 2017   Available