Campus Abroad Program
Guatemala Teacher Corps
Teach English in Antigua, Guatemala
January 11—June 27, 2020
Through its partnership with Bay Area nonprofit Dream Volunteers, Foothill College will be sending four students — expenses paid through a Service Leadership Scholarship — to teach English at a K-12 school in the beautiful colonial town of Antigua, Guatemala during the 2020 winter and spring quarters.
Four scholarships available — payable directly to DreamVolunteers for $5,500 cost of the trip. This includes airfare, lodging, meals and in-country staff support.
- A typical weekday would include teaching, lesson planning, tutoring and various tasks at the school.
- There are also optional Spanish classes for those interested in learning Spanish.
- Weekends will be free for relaxing and enjoying Antigua.
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 at the school site in Guatemala. Students will be expected to help at the schools in the afternoons as needed.
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.
- You will stay in a small, private hostel in central Antigua, run by a local couple who has worked with Dream Volunteers student volunteers for more than 10 years.
- You will share a room and bathroom with at least one other Foothill student.
- Three meals a day, seven days a week will be served at the hostel.
- Accommodations can be made for food allergies or dietary restrictions.
- The hostel is a 10-minute walk from the school where you will be teaching.
(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 2020 via online courses while in the internship.
- In a 300-400 word 'My Story' essay, demonstrate your interest in global equity issues 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 2019-20 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.