Campus Abroad Program
Guatemala Teacher Corps
Teach English Virtually to Students in Antigua, Guatemala
Through its partnership with Bay Area nonprofit Dream Volunteers, Foothill College will sponsor four students to teach English to students at a K-12 school in the beautiful colonial town of Antigua, Guatemala during the 2021 winter (virtually) and spring quarters (travel restrictions permitting).
- During the winter quarter, you will spend approximately 2-3 hours per day, Monday
through Friday teaching and planning virtual lessons for elementary or secondary school
children. You will need to have access to a computer with a camera and reliable wifi
to carry out the lessons using the Zoom platform.
- During the spring quarter (travel permitting), you will spend 4 hours per day teaching and planning lessons for elementary or secondary school children. You will also have the option of receiving virtual (winter quarter) or face-to-face (spring quarter) professional Spanish instruction for 1 hour per day, Monday through Friday.
If chosen to participate, Dream Volunteers and Foothill staff will provide you with pre-departure training as well as ongoing coaching throughout the internship.
Instructional materials will be provided.
Who Should Apply
Anyone who has considered engaging in service abroad are encouraged to apply. This will be a particular fit for people interested in the following: education, international development, Spanish, social justice, service leadership and global studies.
(Note: Unfortunately students with F1 visas are ineligible due to visa restrictions.)
- You must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 units at Foothill College at the time of application. If chosen, you will be expected to be enrolled in a minimum of 9 units per quarter during Winter and Spring 2021 via online courses while in the internship.
- In addition to "My Story" essay, demonstrate your interest in global equity through a 300-400 word essay, and what motivated you to apply for this program, including skills, background and experience relevant to this program.
- Financial need will be given preference. You must file a 2020-21 financial aid application (the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov for U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens, or the California Dream Act Application for undocumented students who qualify for AB540 status).
- If you are selected to participate, you must be able to secure recommended vaccinations and have a valid passport to travel by the departure date.