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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
    • Make a difference when you travel
    • 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.

    When your host family learns English, you're leaving a lifetime skill that they (and you) will never forget.

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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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      Au Pair / Tutors take care of the children and at the same time tutor conversational English for 20 hours/week. They have more free time.

       

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      Reasons to be an Au Pair
      • Improve or learn a language
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      • Use your childcare skills to help a host family in another country
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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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        Reasons to teach abroad
        • Learn a language
        • Get paid to travel
        • Experience a new culture & food
        • Contribute to people improving their life opportunities
        • Make a difference when you travel
        • 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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            Volunteer Abroad as a summer camp counselor in a language camp or dramatically improve the lives of at-risk animals. Find out here where you can go for these experiences.

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            • Live like a local in your host community for free
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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.

            Au Pairs help the children with their homework and assist in keeping children’s rooms and play areas clean. They prepare snacks and meals for the children and drop them off or pick them up from school or activities.

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              Group travel can help structure and simplify your adventure abroad. Like grocery shopping at a warehouse store, serious savings can be found when buying in bulk. Group trips provide an opportunity for travelers to spend some quality time with like-minded people.

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              • Live like a local in your host community for free
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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.

                Au Pairs help the children with their homework and assist in keeping children’s rooms and play areas clean. They prepare snacks and meals for the children and drop them off or pick them up from school or activities.

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                      Volunteer Teaching In Laos

                      Empowering young Laotians to have a voice in a fast-changing world

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                      Overview

                      As one of Southeast Asia's rapidly developing countries, Laos offers a fantastic volunteer opportunity. Our volunteers have the chance to help offer a level of education unavailable to most people within Laos whilst living and integrating into a culture that is still relatively untouched by modern Western ways. Lao people are extremely friendly and volunteers will find their learners are well-behaved and incredibly respectful with a strong desire to learn.

                      To become a volunteer teacher, we do not require a teaching certificate or any teaching experience, or even require that you are a native speaker. However, we do require that you speak English to an advanced level, with a clear accent. We ask this because we hope to give our students the best quality experience and education that they can get.

                      Fees

                      • $750 for 1 week.
                      • $900 for 2 weeks.
                      • $1,050 for 3 weeks.
                      • $1,200 for 4 weeks.
                      • 6 weeks is $1,500.
                      • 8 weeks costs $1,800
                      • 12 weeks costs $2,400.
                      • Use Klarna at checkout and make payments on your program.

                      Included

                      The fee you pay to volunteer in Laos goes to our 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity, The Cultural Exchange Project. The program donation for this experience covers:
                      • Our costs of placing you on the program in a safe place to live.
                      • The fee also helps our non-profit to provide pre-departure & in-country support. We provide 24/7 emergency service, manned by real people. You are supported from the moment you contact us to the time you return … and beyond, through our active Alumni Community.
                      • Transportation to and from the airport, as well as the training you will receive during your volunteer placement.
                      • The money we receive from volunteers feeds into the necessary operating costs of the project and providing educational materials to the local community and school.
                      • The fee also includes orientation on site, accommodation, and Breakfast and Lunch Monday through Friday.

                      Not Included

                      • Flights.
                      • Medical and travel insurance. (You must show proof of a COVID vaccination.)
                      • Personal expenses.
                      • Additional meals on weekends.
                      • Additional drinks and gratuities.
                      • Extra local excursions (trekking, tours, etc.
                      • Transport to your project location.

                      Requirements And Qualifications

                      To become a volunteer teacher, we do not require a teaching certificate or any teaching experience, or even require being a native speaker. Applicants need to be fluent in English with a clear accent.

                      We ask this because we hope to give our students the best quality experience and education that they can get.

                      If you come from a non-native English-speaking country, you can take an iTEP Conversation Test to assess your speaking skills.

                      18+. There is no maximum age limit. Our volunteers are often college students, professionals on holidays, retired teachers, gap-year or world travelers, and anything in between.

                      1 week minimum. You can apply to stay up to 12 weeks.

                      Many of our volunteers come solo.

                      Couples and friends traveling together are welcome. This isn't a problem and you can stay in the volunteer housing together.

                      There are a variety of guest houses used for accommodation. Some are closer to the temple within easy walking distance.

                      GROUPS

                      If you are part of a group with adult chaperones, the minimum age is 14. This program is perfect for school groups who want to incorporate volunteering on a trip.

                      We can help you plan an itinerary in Southeast Asia that would include a week of volunteering at the temple.

                      2023:

                      Every Saturday starting January 7.

                      A typical day includes morning English classes in one of the classrooms. You can either be a main teacher, or a teacher's assistant. Most main teachers come from the national Laos Teaching College. Main teachers need assistance in helping individuals or groups of students in areas such as pronunciation, reading, and conversation.

                      Afternoons and evenings will see local people (all ages) coming to the temple and school to have a chance to sit in small groups and improve their speaking skills. Groups will focus on a topic and will have a conversation about that topic. Volunteers will guide the conversation and provide corrections to spoken issues.

                      Schedules are kept flexible to ensure that our volunteers have adequate time to experience the uniqueness of the Lao culture and discover the heritage city of Luang Prabang & surrounding areas.

                      In return, volunteers will find that our Lao students are eager and hard-working  and a true delight to get to know. Invariably our volunteers leave English Club Laos with one regret; wishing they could stay longer.
                      While working with our students, you’ll witness progress and celebrate both big and small victories together. You’ll gain valuable teaching and tutoring experience and will often find yourself learning as much as your students! You will gain insight into the Lao culture and volunteers often develop lasting friendships with our students. Many also have opportunities get to know their families as well.

                      Having the opportunity to support and influence the lives of these students is a privilege and makes for a truly meaningful, memorable, and enjoyable experience for our volunteers.
                      Consistently we find that two things happen as a result of volunteering at English Club Laos; you will fall in love with the students and the students will fall in love with you!

                      Housing is in local guest houses that are usually solely used by the volunteer project. There is a combination of single, double, or triple rooms. All housing is located within walking distance, usually between a ten- and fifteen-minute walk.

                      Housing is basic but clean. Each room has its own bathroom, air-conditioning, and fan. Breakfast is taken at the accommodations.

                       

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