Dette program tilbydes i samarbejde med AFS Mexico og nedenfor kan du læse deres beskrivelse af programmet:
Experience a life changing time, meeting new friends, sharing with a new family, learning Spanish, exploring the culture and volunteering.
The AFS México Community Service Program is designed to provide participants with an opportunity to live with a Mexican host family, learn about the language and culture and contribute to the wellbeing of a community as a volunteer in a local non-profit organization.
Each participant of the program will be placed with a volunteer (non-paid) host family and integrated into the activities of a local community service organization. You will be able to work in different areas, such as:
– Community development
– Special education
– Orphanages etc.
The program includes a sequence of educational orientations, interacting and sharing experiences with other international volunteers. Each participant will be assigned to a local volunteer chapter that will give him/her support throughout the program.
About this type of community service project:
When you choose a long-term community service project like this, you commit yourself to getting to know the culture of the country where you are going to. Your work will take considerable time, but you will also have lots of time to explore the area around you, to meet with the locals, and get a deep sense of their values and way of living. Through being a volunteer abroad for a longer period, you are allowing yourself time to truly integrate, become a part of the local community and get a daily life that is very similar to the one of the local people around you.
When it comes to your area of volunteer work, there is a lot of possibilities to choose from. The description you read on our website is usually just an example, and rarely are two projects exactly the same. AFS is a big network with a lot of connections to schools, kindergartens, NGO’s. It is not one specific school or a kindergarten that AFS Mexico cooperates with, but rather many possibilities, and in fact all around the country. We are happy to receive your preferences, but we can also help you find the right placement, if you are not quite certain what you would like to work with.
On this programme, you should not expect to be surrounded by other international volunteers. They might be in the same country on the same programme, but maybe not in the same school/kindergarten/NGO, or even not in the same city. You will meet other volunteers from time to time, but your primary contacts will be within the local community.
Host family is one of the closest people you will have while on programme – they will be your family, that might take you to Sunday lunches with the grandmother, but also can ask you to clean and cook, as they do. They might want to show you around their country and take you on trips, but they might also want you to come back home by 10 pm, if they ask the same of their children. You should expect that every host family is different and has their own rules and way of living. You can look forward to getting an intimate and a close insight into a life, that might be so completely different from yours.
Besides from your host family, you will have a local contact person, who will be your support with anything that you would need, from practical questions and needs, to cultural tips and advice.
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HER kan du læse mere om ansøgningsprocessen, din interkulturelle forberedelse, hvilke kompetencer du får, rejsebreve fra vores deltagere, aktuelle tilbud, hvordan du mixer dit eget program og meget mere.