Teach & Travel 2013

Teach & Travel and Internship 2013
Canada

Basic Information

Location: Turkey and the Balkans

Duration: Based on packet choice (up to 2 months)

Deadline: January 17th, 2013

Dates: Table below offers 4 packet choices, applicants can only choose ONE packet which best fits their availability and desires.

ABCs Teach and Travel program is not intended/recommended for Turkish candidates. Please note that your application may be rejected due to your nationality. 

Teach & Travel and Internship 2013

Internship
(Work or NGO)

Teach and Travel
(Trip + Training + Teaching)

NGO Internship

Start

Finish

Start

Finish

Start

Finish

Packet 1 (Work or NGO Internship + Teach and Travel)

May 20

June 8

June 9

July 6

Packet 2 (Work or NGO Internship + Teach and Travel + NGO Internship)

May 20

June 8

June 9

July 6

July 8

July 20

Packet 3 (Teach and Travel)

June 9

July 6

Packet 4 (Teach and Travel + NGO Internship)

June 9

July 6

July 8

July 20

Packet 5 (Work or NGO Internship + Teach and Travel 4 weeks) May 20 June 8

June 9

July 13

Packet 6 (Teach and Travel 4 weeks)

June 9

July 13

Packet 7 (Work or NGO Internship + Teach and Travel 4 weeks) May 20

June 15

June 16

July 20

Packet 8 (Teach and Travel 4 weeks)

June 16

July 20

* Refer to PROGRAM DETAILS for a detailed description on each program.
**Click on the packet you are interested in for further information.


Eligibility

In order to be eligible for participation in ABC’s summer programs for the 2013 year applicants must be:

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

Program Details

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!

Internships

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:

 

  • Accounting
  • Business and Finance
  • Art
  • Engineering and Energy
  • Hospitality/Tourism
  • IT & Communications
  • Media and Journalism
  • Governance
  • Security/Criminal Justice
  • Health and Medicine
  • Education
  • Fashion and Textile Industry


NGO Internship

The NGO Internship consists of two parts:

1.       Workshops and Seminars: Discussing the logic behind the NGO 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 ABC NGO Internship 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 NGO Internship is limited and candidates who will be able to attend this program will be decided AFTER the interview process.

Transportation and Accommodations

Transportation: One round trip airfare ticket will be covered by ABC per participant for those who will also participate in Teach & Travel, otherwise those who do not participate in Teach & Travel will not have their airfare tickets covered by ABC. However, Teach & Travel participants will be responsible to pay the airfare taxes of $500.00 CD (Canadian Dollar). Canadian passport holders will also be required to pay a $60.00 CD visa fee at the airport upon entry into Turkey. Visas are eligible for a total of 90 days.

Participants will be given the choice of flying from one of the following cities (airports):

1.       Toronto

However, if a candidate from Canada wishes to fly from an airport in the United States due to convenience they can chose from the following cities (airports):

1.       New York City
2.       Chicago
3.       Los Angeles
4.       Washington DC

If a candidate flies from an American (US) airport, their airfare taxes will amount to $350.00 USD. Visa fees remain the same as they are based on the passport you hold/use.

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

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 program 2013 is as follows:

1.       Internship

a.       Work 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)
b.      NGO Internship: Non paid internship
2.       Teach and Travel: $300.00 USD a week

How to Apply

 

 

TEACH & TRAVEL APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED NOW!
Please contact info@balkancanadian.org for more info

 

 

Once you have downloaded and completed an application form, please e-mail the following documents to (your e-mail)

  • Completed application form
  • Updated resume/CV
  • 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 Sumer Program please feel free to contact us at info@balkancanadian.org

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