Teaching English in the Galapagos
Teach english to the local community of the San Cristobal Island and raise awareness about the ecological challenges that we live nowadays
There is a lack of community awareness about environmental conservation on the island, which has resulted in littered streets, polluted water, and depleted fishing supply. To address these pressing needs, the Foundation focuses on education and offers English classes to increase employment opportunities in the exploding tourism industry in the Galapagos. The overcrowded classrooms on the island are in desperate need of skilled teacher assistants and the foundation’s center is seeking native speakers of English to teach in their after school program.
1 month – $1930
2 months – $2870
3 months – $3810
Each extra week – $235
The program runs parallel to the school year, which runs from April – January (In much of mainland Ecuador the regular school year runs from approximately late September to the end of June)
Classes are held in three month cycles:
– April – June
– July – September
– October – December
A summer camp program is held for 4-5 weeks, mid-February to mid-March. Adult classes continue in the evenings during the mid-January to March period.
– English classes are held four afternoons a week (Mon – Thurs)
– The children’s classes last for one hour each from 3.00 – 4.00pm, 4.00 – 5.00pm and 5.00 – 6.00pm. On Friday afternoons no regular classes are held, but the children may come to watch films or participate in special activities.
– The adult English classes are also an hour each in two blocks, from 7.00 – 8.00pm and 8.00 – 9.00pm.
Role of the volunteer
Transfer from Quito to project
Aiport pick-up/ drop-off
Support 24 hours
First weekend accomodation
Meals not specified
Transportation to/from the homestay to the project each day
Add $50 per week for 6h Spanish classes if in Quito.
Flight from Quito to GPS: 550 usd approx.
GPS entrance fee: 100 usd
GPS INGALA transit card: 10 usd
Transfer in/out GPS airport (Puerto Baquerizo Moreno) to the project: 20 usd per way.