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Volunteer teaching abroad
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I would like to make some comments on this topic and hear from others. I'm presently in Tanzania with my 18 year old daughters.   We signed up and paid abour $1200 each for a 2 week posting with an…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mali Bain Nov 5, 2010.


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Subject area expertise
Learning assistance, music Kindergarten
Grade level(s) taught
pre grade 1, grades 4 to 6
Present status
Certified/Licensed Educator
Language(s) you can instruct in
Number of years teaching experience
Skills & Interests
ESL, Learning Assistance, Music, early education
If you have done work internationally, where and in what capacity?
I support a school in Panama (with materials)
If you are willing to volunteer, in what area(s):
only interested in receiving information
How did you hear about us and a few words why you want to join EBB:

I'm interested in volunteering in rural schools in Panama

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volunteer opportunities overseas in developing countries

While helping my daughter research Gap Year volunteer opportunities overseas, I've become amazed at the different opportunities by a seeming multitude of groups and organizations. I've was also surprised at the cost to be a volunteer. The six week trip will cost her many thousands of dollars. There does seem to be a wide range of costs, however. I've been subscribing for awhile to and these regular newsletters and described a host of volunteer as well as internship and student… Continue

Posted on September 10, 2009 at 22:38 — 1 Comment

International teaching

I'm interested in Michael's post about teaching in Guatamala. I'm at the other end of my teaching career in Canada but I'm interested in the type of opportunities he mentions. Are there opportunities outside the capitals?
Are these schools focussed on expats or the local population. I'd love to hear more after you've started.

Posted on February 15, 2009 at 18:39 — 2 Comments

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At 21:55 on February 18, 2010, Ida Freer said…
Wish I was going with you. You might enjoy visiting the Embera Drua, an indigenous tribe 45 minutes out of Panama that I have contact with. They have a very complete website. Your students might enjoy learning more about the problems with disappearing frogs in Panama also. Panama is a country of considerable contrast. Panama City looks like a Miami skyline. Outside the capital there is still a lot of poverty especially in rural areas. Your students would find a tour of a typical rural school enlightening.
I'm going back this summer
At 18:58 on February 18, 2010, David Fehr said…
Hey Ida. My Panama adventure is about to go in March. We are very excited - I am taking 20 students to some very remote areas. They will be amazed. Check out my site:

Feel free to pass this on - I am recruiting students for next year
At 2:29 on September 16, 2009, benson m. karumba said…
thanks for your willing ness towork in rural set up if you visit kenya include namuncha . a maasai school
At 2:25 on September 16, 2009, benson m. karumba said…
hope your visit to tanzania will also include kenya .if so dont forget to visit our school at namuncha kenya , a maasai school
At 17:14 on September 10, 2009, Brenda Michelle Koch said…
Hi, my name is Brenda. I just joined this site and I saw that you are in BC too so I thought I would introduce myself.


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