Private School Villa de Leyva, Colombia

5.0
(8 reviews)8

Have a language and cultural exchange in Colombia

Connect with international travelers
7 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
6 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

21h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Teaching Languages
Teaching a language to the host, guests, or local communities.
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Certificate
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Support
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Availability

Jun
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Stay at least
4 weeks

The Experience

We are a private language institute located in Villa de Leyva, Colombia, a few hours north of Bogota and we are looking for native speakers to teach their language, especially English, to students of all ages: children, teenagers and adults. We also have social impact programs and need help to go to rural schools to teach English to children from low-income families.

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Requirements

  • Fluent English or Fluent French
  • Between 20 and 60 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers
  • Be from outside Colombia

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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8 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Private School

5.0

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

  • 7 Meeting international travelers
  • 6 Meeting locals
  • 6 Immersing in the local culture
  • 5 Practicing Spanish
  • 5 Practicing English
  • 3 Creating true social impact

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 3 4. Quality education
  • 1 10. Reduced inequalities

United States

5

I spent almost a month at the Geton the school, and I am so grateful I did. Villa de Leyva is a beautiful pueblo, and the school that I taught in was perfect for teaching and so serene. We also had Spanish classes provided. The host was very welcoming and made sure I had everything I needed throughout the experience. I taught up to four classes a day and created the curriculum for each class. The students were of all ages and levels of English proficiency. The teaching was very gratifying, and I learned so much as well. I would love to return one day.

4 months ago

Canada

3

Anaïs was very helpful and flexible, excellent communication! If you need something, she'll do her best to help you out! The teaching was fun as well. The house is quite a ways out of town so not only is it an uphill, 30 min trek every time you want to go home, but there's nowhere to really hangout in town between classes unless you go to a cafe every day. Although there are tables & chairs at the school, there's not a comfortable lounge space for between classes. Overall, working with GetOn was nice, but be prepared to be in a quiet town as not much happens in Villa de Leyva.

5 months ago

United States

5

I spent 6 weeks in Villa de Leyva teaching with the school. It was a wonderful experience. The house for the teachers is really nice, and if you prefer peace + quiet like I do you will enjoy the location - about a 20-30 minute walk from the center of town. The town itself is lovely. I already miss it dearly. Anaïs is a wonderful person to work with. She is very understanding, should you have any questions/concerns, and also a warm presence that I am glad to have had the pleasure of meeting (like so many of the people I met in Villa).

9 months ago

United States

5

The town of Villa del Leyva is super nice and peaceful. I definitely enjoyed my experience here and I would love to come here again in the future. Anais is super helpful and kind so you won't have any problems if you need help from her.

9 months ago

Brazil

5

My experience was great 🤍 I would really recommend if you want to be outside the caos of big cities for a while. the school, the house and the city are all nice. Anais is also very kind and dedicated.

over 1 year ago

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