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Foothill Teacher Corps

Guatemala Teacher Corps

Teach English to Students in Antigua, Guatemala in 2023

NOTE: We are planning our program dates for winter and spring quarters, and these will be finalized soon. All dates below are tentative.

Winter Quarter (Virtual):  Jan. 16–March 31, 2023

Spring Quarter (Travel Permitting): April 10–June 30, 2023

Through its partnership with Bay Area nonprofit Dream Volunteers, Foothill College will sponsor four (4) students to teach English to students at a K-12 school in the beautiful colonial town of Antigua, Guatemala during the 2023 winter (virtually) and spring quarters (travel restrictions permitting).

 

Information Session

Please check back for dates and location.

Deadline to Apply

Please check back for application and due date.

QUESTIONS? Contact Brian Evans at evansbrian@foothill.edu.

Other Important Dates

These dates are tentative. Subject to change.

  • Nov. 1 Interviews begin
  • Nov. 12 Selections made & students notified
  • Nov. 29 Training begins
  • Jan. 16 Teaching begins

Program Description

Activities

  • 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 in Antigua.
  • 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.

 

Pre-Departing Training

  • If chosen to participate, Dream Volunteers and Foothill staff will provide you with pre-program training as well as ongoing coaching throughout the internship. Instructional materials will be provided by the school site in Guatemala.
  • You will also be expected to be enrolled in a minimum of 9 units at Foothill during the course of the internship. Spring quarter units would be online if you are able to travel. 

 

Who Should Apply

Anyone who has considered engaging in service abroad is encouraged to apply. This will be a particular good fit for people interested in the following: education, international development, Spanish, social justice, service leadership and global studies.

 

Basic Cost Cover By Service Leadership Grant

The basic costs of participation, including airfare, lodging, meals and in-country staff support, will be covered by a Foothill College Service Leadership Grant.

 

Lodging and Accommodations

The virtual Winter Quarter will include a $500 award.

Spring Quarter (Travel Permitting) includes travel, lodging and food expenses.

  • You will stay in a small, private hostel in central Antigua, run by a local family who has long worked with Dream Volunteers student volunteers
  • You will share a room and bathroom with at least one other Foothill student. Enjoy 3 meals a day, 6 days a week  at the hostel. Accommodations can be made for food allergies or dietary restrictions.
  • The hostel is within walking distance from the school where you will be teaching.

Application Criteria

*Minimum Qualifications:*

(Note: Unfortunately students with F1 visas are ineligible due to visa restrictions.)

  1. Applicant must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 units at Foothill College at the time of application. If chosen, student will be expected to be enrolled in a minimum of 9 units during Winter and Spring 2023 via online courses while in the internship.
  1. In addition to “My Story” essay, applicant should demonstrate their interest in global equity issues by submitting 300-400 word essay and be sure to include what motivated you to apply for this program, what skills, background and experience you bring to this program.
  1. Although all application packets will be considered, those with a demonstrated financial need will receive priority should a tie-breaker be required. Applicants are encouraged to file a 2021-22 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).
  1. If selected, student must be able to secure recommended vaccinations and have a valid passport to travel by departure date.

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Questions?
Please contact me!

Brian Evans, Teach in Guatemala Trip

650.949.7575


evansbrian@foothill.edu


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