The Sueños Compartidos semester program is a fantastic opportunity to
experience the real Colombia and real Colombians. Unfortunately, the perspective of many people regarding this amazing
country is inaccurate based on the one-sided media coverage we are exposed to in the United States. The reality is that
the vast majority of Colombians are just like anybody else; they are good people that are full of life and want the best opportunities
for their children.
The semester program is an English teaching assistant position working with
public high school English teachers in-classroom and in coversational English classes. Volunteers receive housing and
meals from the teachers participating in the program. The time commitment is between three and four months (we can arrange
shorter stays occasionally) during the February-May semester or the August-November semester. As a volunteer, your role
is not classroom management, grading, or adminstration; rather, your role is to use your native speaking ability, enthusiasm,
and creativity to support Colombian teachers and students in the learning process.
We offer the semester program in Popayan, Monteria, and Pasto. The people
in these communities are excited about the opportunity to host a native English speaker and they are exceptionally warm and
welcoming. Once you arrive, you will quickly realize you are at home for the time of you stay in Colombia! Applications
are available on the "Qualifications and Application" page. Feel free to email us with any questions, and
we look forward to hearing from you!