Volunteer Experience | Teaching

Madagascar: Volunteer English Teaching

Madagascar

Description

Location: Nosy Be, Madagascar 

Duration: 2-12 weeks commitment

Start Dates: Weekly project starts on a Saturday.

Price: from £1,495 for 1 week. Check the Prices tab for further information.

  • Includes: All food, accommodation, airport pickup, pre-departure orientation & training and all project related activities
  • Does not include: Flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations

Highlights:

  • Become fully immersed in the local culture
  • Learn French and Sakalava, the local language of Malagasy
  • Opportunity to complete courses offered in partnership with the University of Richmond in the United States
  • Live on a pristine island surrounded by critically endangered wildlife species not found anywhere else on Earth
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Introduction

Due to the presence of endangered species, the island of Nosy Be is visited by many tourists from around the world. The ability to speak the English language is valuable and a big contributor to the growth of the eco tourism industry in Madagascar.

You will be working alongside local staff  to assist the local Malagasy community in improving their English competency. Support local teachers in preparing lesson plans and materials, conduct conversation classes at the local Lokobe National Park for Park Rangers and other adults from the community.

This program includes an optional community development online courses which must be completed in order to obtain a certificate offered in partnership with the University of Richmond in the United States.

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Daily Life

Participants are expected to remain flexible as project work changes based on weather as well as needs of our project partners.

Estimated Schedule:
  • 5 or 6am: Wake up call
  • 6 – 10 am: Work in community teaching English
  • 12p-4pm: Lunch & downtime/lesson planning
  • 4pm – 5pm:  Conversation classes
  • 6pm: Dinner
  • 9pm: Bed Time
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Travel & Accommodation

Accommodation & Food:

Our base is on Nosy Be Island, well known for its abundant and unique biodiversity. Accommodation will be in shared rooms in a house on the island.

All meals are provided on project and participants take it in turn to prepare meals for the group. 

Health & Hygiene:

The work we contribute to across the globe remains important and new measures allow our participants to continue to join our programs and continue impacting positively on their world and the communities we work with. Changes to our existing protocols have been made by our health and hygiene team to strengthen our health and hygiene protocols and ensure that international standard safeguards are in place to protect our participants, staff and host communities. Please inquire for more information on the protocols.

Travel:

By participating in this program, you are not only offered an opportunity to work toward conserving ecosystems but also the opportunity to see local sites! Our dedicated field staff are the best resource when researching local trips, they have compiled this list of activities.

These side trips are not included in the program fee but are highly recommended:

  • Mount Passot
  • Whale Watching
  • Diving
  • Beaches
  • The Sacred Tree
  • Lokobe National Park

The possibilities are endless!

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Requirements

  • Minimum age 18
  • Be keen and enthusiastic to get involved in the project
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Minimum 1 week commitment
  • CRB Police check (or equivalent) showing that you have no previous criminal convictions
  • Signed medical form
  • Good English skills
  • Necessary vaccinations
  • Necessary flight & visas
  • Full travel & medical insurance. Full assistance will be provided in getting everything you will need ready if you choose our Placement Support Package.
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Prices

  • 1 week – £1,495
  • 2 weeks – £1,695
  • 3 weeks – £1,895
  • 4 weeks – £2,145
  • 5 weeks – £2,345
  • 6 weeks – £2,595
  • 7 weeks – £2,745
  • 8 weeks – £2,945
  • 9 weeks – £3,145
  • 10 weeks – £3,445
  • 11 weeks – £3,645
  • 12 weeks – £3,845

WHAT’S INCLUDED* Check the latest currency conversions with xe.com

** All payments incur a 5% bank transfer fee
*** Placements are confirmed with a 20% deposit.

  • 24-hour emergency desk
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • Access to Alumni Services and Discounts
  • Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
  • All necessary project equipment and materials
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff
  • Location orientation
  • Long term experienced staff
  • Meals while on project (except on work placements for long term internships)
  • Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
  • Welcome meeting

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • COVID-19: Health and Hygiene Fee
  • Extra local excursions
  • Flights
  • International and domestic airport taxes
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Police or background check
  • Visa costs (where necessary

Full assistance will be provided in getting all these arranged if you choose our Premium Support.

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We understand there’s a great deal to plan and organise for your trip. When booking a Placement, many of our participants choose to purchase our Premium Support Upgrade to benefit from the expertise, knowledge and experience of our Project Coordinators.

We can provide the personal advice you need to ensure your trip is organised with excellence and planned with efficiency; ensuring the very best experience possible. Read more about how we can help you.

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