New program: Teach English in Colombia/No program Fee

By Andrea Gottschalk & Marina Errecart

11018195_910172952338947_4011381403466380682_nTeach English in Colombia is a FREE program and also a perfect opportunity for you to learn or practice Spanish immersed in one of Latin Amerca’s most beautiful countries!

As the Colombian government is aware of the importance to integrate English education as a way to succeed in our globalized society, it has developed this unique opportunity for English teachers. With a fully bilingual initiative, you will work in public institutions, especially with students in disadvantaged economic positions. By learning English they will have an opportunity to change a bleak future ahead them and you will have the opportunity to be part of a change into this community and also to get to change every student’s life!

Explore majestic landscapes and discover this coffee-flavored culture in the placements we have carefully selected. Surprise yourself travelling around colonial cities and enjoy practicing Spanish at the same time! We choose placements in all major cities within Colombia like Bogota, Cartagena, Medellin or Cali, but also in some rural and small cities. To give you some time to get to know your city, you will live in a hostel during the first month of your stay and, better still: this is included in the program! After that, you can find your own accommodation helped by our program coordinators.

Carnaval in Barranquilla by Kerianne Baylor

Carnaval in Barranquilla by Kerianne Baylor


We offer you:

  • NO COST to apply! Absolutely FREE for teachers!
  • Positions to fit every teacher´s preferences and likes: elementary, middle, high school, as well as in universities.
  • 1,500,000 Colombian Pesos as a monthly stipend to cover living expenses
  • Airport pick-up and 2-week orientation upon arrival, in Bogotá
  • Support and guidance from your Connecting Worlds program manager
  • Domestic flight from Bogota to your placement city
  • Accommodation during orientation and the first month of placement in shared rooms
  • Assistance finding housing from program local coordinators
  • Colombian national health insurance

The program has two start dates per year, in January/February and June/July at the beginning of each semester. Since there are LIMITED PLACES we recommend you to BOOK EARLY!

The Upcoming Program Dates are:

January – December 2016 (teachers need to apply by November)

June 2016 – December 2016 (teachers need to apply by April)

Bocas de Ceniza, Barranquilla by Kerianne Baylor


(Since these requirements are made by the Colombian Government there are no exceptions allowed)

  • Bachelor’s degree or 4 year equivalent (this can be majoring in any subject)
  • You must be a citizen of the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand
  • You must be a Native English Speaker
  • No criminal record (with the exception of traffic or other minor violations)
  • You must be between 20 and 50 years old
  • TEFL/TESOL Certification highly preferred
  • You must have international travel insurance

by Lisa Machin

To secure your place you just have to follow a very quick and easy process. You must present this documentation:

  • Application (done online)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Copy of your University Degree or Transcripts
  • Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation (Academic or Professional)

Since places are limited, we recommend you to summit your information as soon as possible. Once you have summit your information, if you are accepted we set up an interview with a Colombian representative and you can start dreaming with Colombia!


The program is FREE!! You just need to pack your belongings, and off you go! DON´T MISS OUT YOUR CHANCE!

You will only have to make a deposit of U$S 400 after you have been accepted and know your placement. This deposit will be returned after you complete the program, along with and end contract bonus. The deposit is non-refundable if you cancel or withdraw from the program at any time, for any reason.

Bahia Concha by Kerianne Baylor

The program includes:

  • Full time volunteer teaching placement in Colombia
  • Monthly stipend* to cover living expenses: 1,500,000 Pesos per month
  • End of semester completion bonuses for each semester worked (500,000 pesos)
  • Support and guidance from your Connecting Worlds program manager
  • Airport Pickup
  • 2-week orientation upon arrival, including accommodation and meals
  • In-country support from a local coordinator.
  • 24/7 Emergency Line
  • Domestic flight from Bogota to placement city (baggage fees are not covered)
  • Accommodation during orientation and the first month of placement is included in shared rooms (most likely in a hostel).  The stipend is meant to cover rent after the first month.
  • Assistance finding housing from program local coordinators
  • National health insurance
  • FREE Lonely Planet-Eguide
  • Connecting Worlds T-Shirt

Cartagena by Lisa Machin

What is not included in the program?

The program does not include the following:

  • Flights to and from Colombia
  • Additional International Medical and Accident Insurance
  • Meals after orientation
  • Accommodation after the first 6 weeks of the program

This once in a life time experience will get you in real touch with Colombian culture. You will help other people through your knowledge and you will also learn and develop your skills. Do not forget that what we give is proportional to what we receive! Start planning your adventure…



For further information you can contact us in our Facebook page or visit our websites of Latinamerica and Argentina.

Infinite possibilities and the chance of a life-time experience are awaiting you! Want to join us?

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