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    Homestay tutors volunteer to teach conversational English to a screened host family and receive free room and board.

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    Reasons to Homestay Tutor
    • Improve or learn a language
    • Experience a new culture and food
    • Help someone learn English
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    • Live like a local in your host community for free
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    Help a family learn English. For 1, 2, or 3 months. You'll become a part of the community.

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      Au Pairs take care of the children, help with homework, keep children's rooms & play areas clean, and prepare snacks and meals for the children for about 30 hours a week.

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      Depending on the location, you can be an au pair for a month or up to a year. You'll become a part of the community.

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        Teach Abroad with the peace of mind knowing we have your back 24/7.

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        • Learn a language
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        • Contribute to people improving their life opportunities
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        • Live like a local in your host community
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          Depending on the location, you can teach for a month in the summer, a semester, or a year. You'll become a part of the community.

          Teaching English Abroad is ideal for anyone wanting to have an amazing cultural experience, earn a sustainable income, and contribute to people improving their life opportunities.

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            This is an immersion opportunity. Depending on the location, you can be an au pair for a month or up to a year. You'll become a part of the community.

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                      Costa Rica

                      Teach English Abroad In Costa Rica

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                      Overview

                      The teaching English in Costa Rica program is ideal for anyone wanting to have an amazing cultural experience, earn a sustainable income, practice their Spanish, and contribute to people improving their knowledge and life opportunities.

                      Fees

                      • $2,399 for 6 months to one year.
                      • Pay with Klarna and set up weekly or monthly payments.
                      • Or pay a $350 deposit, a $500 placement fee when you're accepted, and then a final amount of $1,549, 60-days before departure.

                      Included

                      • Comprehensive, internationally accredited 30-day TESOL Course along with a one-week cultural orientation.
                      • Accommodation during the month-long TESOL course.
                      • Airport Pickup (provided you land within three days of the start date).
                      • Comprehensive job placement service.
                      • Ongoing support once you are placed.
                      • Visa support.
                      • Documentation guidance.
                      • 24/7 support.

                      Not Included

                      • Flights.
                      • Visa.
                      • Meals.
                      • International insurance.
                      • Accommodation after the TESOL course. Once placed we can help you find suitable accommodation.
                      • Any sort of financial assistance.
                      • Entertainment.
                      • Day-to-day transport (including to job interviews and to TESOL course location).
                      • Medical Insurance (we require that all participants arrive on the program able to demonstrate current medical insurance coverage).

                      What You Will Earn

                      • Your starting salary will be around $700 US per month.
                      • If you have your degree in Education, we can sometimes place you in an International School where you can teach for more money, around $1,000 per month.

                      Requirements And Qualifications

                      Item Required Notes
                      Accent
                      Clear neutral accent
                      Applicants should have a clear, neutral accent. Applicants with a strong regional accent should be sent through for pre-screening.
                      Age
                      22-40
                      Applicants should be between the ages of 22 and 40. Applicants outside of this age bracket can be considered on a case-by-case basis but should be sent for pre-screening.
                      Appearance
                      Smart casual
                      Tattoos: Tattoos must be covered at all times and not seen at school. Piercings: Standard ear piercings for females are ok but all facial piercings must be removed for teaching. Dress: Teachers are asked to dress fairly smartly for teaching.
                      Background check
                      Clear background check
                      Applicants must have a clean criminal background check with no criminal record, previous arrests or charges listed.
                      Be available to arrive

                      2022

                      • November 28

                      2023

                      • January 23
                      • March 13
                      • April 24
                      • June 5
                      • July 17
                      • September 4
                      • November 27
                      Commitment length
                      USA: 6 months minimum
                      Other nationalities: 1 year
                      Candidates must be available to work for this length of time after completing the TESOL course.
                      Couples friends traveling together
                      We will aim to place them together but they should be flexible on placement type
                      We have been able to facilitate couples living together in the same location. We will work with candidates to find a placement option that will work for them to stay together. If two in-person placements close to each other aren’t available then we would endeavor to place either both or one person in an online role where they can work remotely and choose where to live so they can stay together even if their friend/partner has a fixed location at a local academy.
                      Funds
                      $1,500 - $2,700 recommended savings USD
                      Applicants need to have sufficient funds to pay for the program fees and other associated costs of the program as well as to cover the cost of personal living expenses including entertainment. The teacher's hours will build up over time so extra savings may be needed in the first month after the course.
                      Medical
                      No comprehensive medical check is needed.
                      There is no comprehensive health check needed. Applicants must be in good physical and mental health. In order to get a work permit, a health check is required, however, because most teachers will be teaching on a tourist visa, a health check won’t likely be required. Teachers must disclose any significant mental or physical health conditions at the point of signup for the program.
                      Nationality
                      Must be a native English speaker
                      Native English speakers from the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa can be accepted.
                      Placement locations
                      San Jose or Remote are most likely
                      Applicants should be fully open regarding location preferences if they are pursuing an in-person position. The majority of in-person positions in Costa Rica are in San Jose or other parts of the central valley, away from the coast. If teachers would like the opportunity to travel and live by the coast they can work for an online school and be location independent! We have had a high success rate with meeting preferences for location types so far!
                      Pets
                      Not allowed
                      Anyone traveling with a pet will need to take full responsibility for travel arrangements and logistics involving their pet. The pet will not be able to be at the participant accommodation, TESOL course space, any local schools, or on the excursions. The participant will be responsible for arranging their own airport pickup and accommodation for the duration of the course and teaching placement afterward. They should understand that it may be more challenging to find suitable accommodations. It will be complex logistically to bring a pet when first traveling. Participants may want to consider taking the course and finding a place to live and then bringing a pet over once they are settled.
                      Qualifications

                      USA: No degree needed

                      Other nationalities: Degree needed

                      All nationalities: In-class TESOL/TEFL onsite required

                      If you are from the US, a high school diploma is required. Associates, college diploma, or university degree preferred but not required.

                      All other applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree.

                      All applicants must take the onsite 120-hour TESOL/TEFL and also participate in the orientation program.
                      Spanish language
                      Not required but can be beneficial to applications
                      Some schools favor applicants that have some Spanish language ability so it is beneficial to start learning as early as possible!
                       

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