Conversation Corps Jordan

Jordan

Conversation Corps Jordan

Jordan


  
  • Minimum Program Length:1 month
  • Maximum Program Length:3 months
  • Program Timing:Flexible dates are available
  • Working Hours:Up to 15 hours per week of English instruction to the family.
  • Orientation:INCLUDED
  • Language Training:Arabic lessons can be arranged at additional cost.
  • Language Requirements:You must be a native English speaker.
  • Age Requirements:18+
Program Overview:

Benefits:

Travel for less.
You put in a couple of hours each day literally talking, and the rest of your time is spent traveling and experiencing the culture in depth.
Do you want to learn Arabic or brush up on your language skills?  We can easily arrange optional language classes for you.  It's up to you.
Tip the advantage to you by enhancing your resume by volunteering with the Conversation Corps.  Job: "Private Language Tutor." References:  Global.  It just doesn't get any better than that.
You "meet" your family in advance through email and phone calls.  Each family is interviewed and carefully screened by in-country staff. 
Exclusive materials written by GeoVisions staff will give you "a bag of tricks" as you engage your new family.
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Conversation Corps volunteers must be native English speakers.  They need to have earned a high school (secondary school) diploma or certificate, be in good health and abide by the family’s rules and habits. Placements are available year 'round and range in duration from one to three months.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

Sharing your language with the host family for at least 15 hours a week Monday to Friday.
Using GeoVisions' Bag of Tricks and your exclusive membership in the ESL-Lounge, provide creative, fun and informative language sessions.
Keep your room tidy and clean and respect the host family’s rules and habits.
Manage your own personal expenses (telephone bills, clothing, entertainment and spending money).
Be available to help the children with their English homework.
Play games in English with the children.

What You Get For Your Program Fee:

Personalized Volunteer Placement with a host family through our Partner in Jordan, including all the coordination, in-person visits and communication necessary with the local organization.
Your orientation in Amman before heading to your family.
A comfortable, safe place to live in Jordan, your own private room, and all your meals.
An experienced U.S. based GeoVisions Program Manager (and former volunteer with GeoVisions) who will serve as your coordinator and liaison with our in-country staff in Jordan.
In-country basic language assistance and (optional) language classes for an additional fee.
Airport pickup and transport to Amman for orientation.
Transport to your host family.
Professional, locally-based staff to provide orientation, supervision and guidance throughout your stay.
Extensive medical, accident and dental insurance along with emergency evacuation insurance.
Important documents, including in-depth pre-departure packs, orientation information, and all in-country informational materials.
A toll-free 24-hour emergency hotline in the U.S.
Our own text book, A Tutor's Guide--Teaching English To Families and Children.
Premium online membership at the ESL-Lounge.
The President's Volunteer Service Award including a lapel pin, letter from the President of The United States and certificate.

  • Program Location:Amman and surrounding area.
  • Flights:Not included
  • Visa Costs:Not included
  • Insurance:INCLUDED
  • Airport Transfers:INCLUDED
  • Local Transportation:Transportation to and from the host family included.
  • Room:INCLUDED
  • Meals:INCLUDED
Volunteer 15 hours each week in exchange for free room and board in Jordan! Weekends are normally free to experience the culture by traveling around Jordan. This is a great program for people who want to experience life in Jordan and the Jordanian culture in-depth. The program has a focus on cultural exchange and host families are not only excited to learn English but also love to share the characteristics of their country, culture and cuisine. Jordan is one of the most welcoming, hospitable countries in the world. Where else could you leave your belongings on the street for hours at a time, and find them there when you get back? Where else do total strangers with nothing to sell invite you into their homes? Apply Now
  • minimum length:$1499
  • maximum length:$2279
  • additional fee information:A 2 month program is available at $1989.

    If you have iTunes, click here to see and hear a Podcast from The Amateur Traveler with photos from this program. Sherry Ott, a Conversation Corps tutor in Lebanon and Jordan was interviewed for this Podcast.
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