Teach children in Patagonia, Chile

“A three month teaching placement in Coyhaique ,in Chilean Patagonia. Staying with a local family, helping to teach English at primary or secondary level. ”

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Teach English in Patagonia | Stay with Chilean family | Coyhaique, Chile, Patagonia | Three day guided expedition in Patagonia

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Trips run anytime throughout the year
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Teach children in Patagonia, Chile

Environment

Environment
Our company takes an environmentally responsible attitude towards recycling and reusing of waste products. We offset carbon emissions in our office (gas, electricity, business mileage) and encourage all participants to offset their flight emissions via a carbon offset scheme run in conjunction with Tree Aid.
Responsible tourism is in action on this trip. This program employs locals host families and ensures them a fair wage. All representatives and guides have excellent indigenous knowledge and treat the area with respect. They will teach the volunteers about their local traditions, food and culture.

Community

Meeting local needs
The whole project is geared towards helping the local community. Teaching English to children will significantly improve their job prospects. In addition, past volunteers have helped build classrooms and educate local street children. The project also helps the local economy. Participants stay with host families, boosting their income, as well as spending money locally. We have been running this project for 10 years and have long-standing relationships with local people. This means we can ensure volunteers make a real contribution.
Our programs are designed to immerse you in a different culture, living and working with local people. There’s plenty to gain personally from this challenge – a sense of achievement, broader horizons and some wonderful memories. But we make sure that local people benefit too.

Cultural sensitivity
Our pre-departure advice on My Oyster includes a special session entitled ‘Responsible Tourism’ where we discuss cultural differences and sensitivities as well as advising volunteers on appropriate conduct. There is also a full induction course on arrival, including a cultural orientation, so that participants can become part of the community.

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