Teach and Travel 2014

BASIC INFORMATION:

Location: Turkey and the Balkan Nation: Based on packet choice (up to 2 months)

Final Interview Dates:  January 17th 2014, it may vary according to cities

Acceptance – January 30, 2014

DATES:

  • PACKAGE I:
May 22-23, 2014 Istanbul Arrival (Pick-up)*
May 24-25-26, 2014 Sightseeing Tour  (3 days)
May 26 – June 13, 2014 Internship           (3 weeks )
Jun 16 – July 5, 2014 Teaching             (3 or 4 weeks)
July 7 – July 19, 2014 Read & Lead      (2 weeks) (Optional)
  • PACKAGE II:
June 10-11, 2014 Istanbul Arrival (Pick-up)*
June  12-13-14, 2014 Sightseeing Tour  (3 days)
Jun 16 – July 5, 2014 Teaching            (3 or 4 weeks)
July 7 – July 19, 2014 Read & Lead      (2 weeks) (Optional)

 

ELIGIBILITY:

In order to be eligible for participation in ABC’s summer programs for the 2014  year applicants must be:

  • Full time undergraduate or graduate college students (or newly graduated) not older than 35 years of age,
  • Exceptional English speaking skills (Native English speakers)

PROGRAM DETAILS:

A. TEACH AND TRAVEL:

ABC’s Teach and Travel program offers volunteers the chance to gain International teaching experience by teaching ESL (English as a second language) to students in countries abroad. This year, ABC’s Teach and Travel program consists of three parts: Trip, Training and Teaching.

  1. Trip: Participants will begin their Teach and Travel program with a full 3 day trip. This trip will let participants see some of the most famous sites of the country they are teaching in.
  2. Training: Training consists of an extensive 2 day program where participants will be provided with the necessary materials and information to teach at their respective educational institutions. Various classroom topics will be taught such as making lesson plans, effective classroom discipline, testing/examinations, cultural differences in the classroom and more. Training is mandatory for all participants.
  3. Teaching: Upon receiving the adequate training, participants will move to their designated city where the educational institution they will be teaching at is located. Teaching will span a total of 20 days and consists of 6 day work weeks.

* Teaching locations will be decided AT THE END of the training session!

B. INTERNSHIPS:

 a) Work Internship

The ABC Work Internship program is a full-time (30 hour) International Internship spanning a total of 20 days and offering participants the opportunity to receive practical work experience abroad. The work internship is offered in a variety of sectors allowing participants to choose a field which best suits their major or degree. ABC will do its best to provide participants with a relevant placement in some of the most well-known and prestigious companies abroad. Wok Internships are offered in the following sectors:

  • Business and Finance
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Architecture
  • IT & Communications
  • Media and Journalism
  • Governance and Criminal Justice
  • Health and Medicine
  • Education

b). Read & Lead:

The Read & Lead program consists of two parts:

  1. Workshops and Seminars: Discussing the logic behind the Read & Lead program idea, Volunteerism – the meaning of volunteering, How to ensure sustainability in the sense of volunteerism and dedication, What are the incentives and barriers of dedication, Personal Excellence.
  2. NGO Visits: The Read & Lead program allows participants the opportunity to examine, through visits and seminars, practical examples of successful non-governmental organizations. They will be given the opportunity to better understand the process of starting and running an NGO as well as learn about the development and growth processes involved. The internship includes visiting numerous NGOs in person, including their facilities, branches, and will be given the chance to participate in some of their events.

* Attendance to the Read & Lead program is limited and candidates who will be able to attend this program will be decided AFTER the interview process.

TRANSPORTATION:

This year ABC has different policy for airfare tickets. Participants are supposed to buy their own tickets, after completion of the teaching assignment ABC will reimburse their ticket cost. Participants are also responsible to pay the Administrative Cost of $500 CAD (Canadian Dollars).

Canadian passport holders will be required to pay a $60 CAD visa fee at the airport upon entry into Turkey. Visas are eligible for a total of 90 days.

ABC will be picking everyone up from the Istanbul Airport of selected days. However, ABC is not responsible for taking anyone to the Airport for their flights back to Canada or other countries because everyone’s flight dates will differ in time and date.

For the purchase of your tickets, ABC will reimburse everyone a maximum total of $1000 dollars. If your ticket is less than that amount, ABC will reimburse you the amount you have paid. If your ticket is higher than $1000 dollars, it is still the maximum amount ABC is able to give you.

Participants will be responsible for arranging all travel to and from Canadian airports, as well as any and all related expenses.

 

NOTE: DON’T BUY YOUR TICKETS WITHOUT CONFIRMATION FROM ABC. EXTRA DETAILS ABOUT TRANSPORTATION  WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.

HOUSING:

Accommodations will be provided by the educational institution or company/organization of internship.

Due to the fact that housing is provided, participants are required to abide by housing rules:

  • Housing is NOT “co-ed”,
  • Alcohol and smoking are prohibited,
  • There is a “no guest” policy.

FOOD:

Participants will be required to cover all food related costs. However, depending on where they intern/teach, some or all meals may be covered/provided.

COMPENSATION:

Compensation for the ABC Summer programs 2014 is as follows:

Internship: Non paid internship (participants may be offered a stipend directly from their assigned institution on a case-by-case basis at that institution’s discretion)

Read & Lead: programNon paid.

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Fill out and submit online application form

>>>>> Click here to fill Online Application Form <<<<<

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After you submit online application form, please e-mail the following documents to

info@balkancanadian.org

  • Updated resume/CV
  • Profile picture
  • English teaching certificate (where applicable)

We will review your application and If it has been accepted you will be called for an interview.

If you have any questions about this year’s ABC Summer Program please feel free to contact us at:

info@balkancanadian.org

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