Exchange and Experience Italian lifestyles with Joinki

Location: Italy: Trento

Length of Position: 1- 3 months. Positions are available throughout the year

Program Duration: 5-8 Weeks

Dates: 2017,2018

Joinki

Vicolo dei Ponti 14 Cles frazione Mechel (Trento), Italy 38023 Italy

Description

Become part of the Joinki Language Tutor Program in Italy. This opportunity offers you a whole new way of experiencing cultural exchange, since you will be given the chance to be an active member of a true Italian community.

You will serve as an English or German language tutor to an Italian family in the Trentino Region.

In return for providing exposure to the language around 15 hours per week, focusing on conversation and some language tutoring, you will receive the following:

- Lodging and full board with an Italian family (three meals per day)
- Introduction and support from Joinki
- Italian Language Course
- One excursion every two weeks
- Free public transportation and admission to more than 40 museums, 15 castles and over 40 attractions in the entire region of Trentino
- Possibility of a certified internship at an Italian kindergarten, elementary school/middle school/high school

Highlights

Imagine this: you’re walking down a narrow cobblestone road in a small town in Italy. Ahead of you is a picturesque panorama of the Dolomites mountains above a crystal clear lake, to the left is a field of the region’s famous vineyard, and to your right is one of the many medieval castles. How did you get here?

With a future including Joinki, you’ll be in the heart of the Trentino Region, giving you the opportunity to be fully-integrated in Italian culture and in the ancient traditions and rich history of its people. There, you will build everlasting friendships and even increase your proficiency in the Italian language while teaching your native language to a local family. This incredible experience will offer many skills vital for enhancing your resume, such as (creativity, critical thinking, empathy, independence, leadership, organization, story-telling, taking initiative, patience, time management). If you’d like to take a leap out of your comfort zone and truly get to know the locals in a way that will benefit yourself and everyone of the region, to deeply know the italian culture, to travel , to know and meet people, to get the chance to assist with lessons at italian schools, apply to Joinki, where you’ll be able to experience Italy!

Travel Types
  • Homestay
Qualifications

- 1-3 months. Positions are available throughout the year
- Capability of teaching and tutoring, motivation and openness to foreign cultures
- More than 18 years
- English or German mother-tongue or equivalent C2 level of English or German
- High school students, teaching school students and teachers who have a love for foreign languages

Minimum Education

High School

Languages
  • Italian

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • German
  • English

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Lodging and full board
Introduction and support
Italian language course throughout the whole of stay
One excursion every two weeks in the region
Free public transportation and admission to more than 40 museums, 15 castles and over 40 attractions in the entire region of Trentino
Possibility of a certified internship in the Italian elementary school/middle school

Credit Available

no

Experience Required

yes

Volunteer Types
  • Education
  • Tutor
  • English Teaching
  • Teaching
  • Childcare & Children
This Program is open to

American, European, Canadian, Australian, Kiwi, British, Irish Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel to Italy

Independently

Application Process Involves
  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Physical Exam/Health Records
  • Written Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
2 months
Post Services Include
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home
Year Founded

2016

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