Learn Spanish and live a traditional Colombian experience in Chia (Bogotá - Colombia) as part-time caretaker to three kids.

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  • Last activity: 21 Mar 2024

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  2024 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of 5. My name is Carolina, my husband's name is Anderson, and we have two beautiful daughters of 10 and 7 years old, and one son 4 years old. We want to offer our children varied experiences in English. In exchange, we offer ourselves as your hosts and include room and board. We ask you to accompany our kids' learning process in different matters and to play with them in your native language for 5 hours per day. The activities will be directed by us and we want them to be related to practical life. We will only receive female applicants.

    At home we do not smoke or consume liquor; we use a respectful vocabulary and not offensive words. We also have Christian customs (we are Mormon); however, it is not necessary for you to adhere to any religious observance. We live in a town called Chia. Here you will find adventure sports, mountain biking, and access to natural environments. We are 45 minutes from the historic center of Colombia, Bogota, the capital of this wonderful country. Here you can find cultural, gastronomic and touristic diversity. We are surrounded by fascinating things to do: theaters, historical museums, nightlife, nature reserves, ecovillages, indigenous reservations, authentic Colombian food restaurants. You will be able to share in the daily life with native Colombians, experience our welcoming culture, and learn the language or perfect it in one of the best places to learn Spanish due to the clarity of speech and pronunciation. Many adventures await you and the opportunity to share with our beautiful family. We hope you give us the pleasure of being your hosts.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Teaching
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will have the opportunity to discover this great country and share and nurture the Colombian culture. I offer you my house to arrive and feel at home, with the same comforts that our family enjoys. We live in a safe and pleasant place. In respect to the meals, in Colombia, our biggest meal is lunch. I will offer you all the meals: breakfast, lunch and light meal (dinner). We can accompany you on your adventures if that is your desire; we have a car and if the timing is right, we can take you to experience new places or things. If you prefer to explore on your own, we can guide you and provide you with advice and our knowledge of the region. We enjoy being in nature and love to share experiences with friends in the great outdoors. There is a lot of cultural diversity in this region and with my family, you can practice your Spanish or speak in English. It will be great for us if you want to have a good time in Colombia. You will have the opportunity to meet people, experience traditional life in the Andean region, and nurture your vision of the world.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    What I expect from you is that you love playing with children, that you have the skills to express yourself in an emotional way, and a lot of time and energy to offer quality time to my children. I am looking for a volunteer that participates with my kids s in the activities of daily life so that they become familiar with the language and learn it from everyday experiences and not as a kind of intellectual teaching. I hope you are a sweet and authentic person because I want my kids to feel comfortable, respected, and loved by you. We would prefer a woman with no visible tattoos and who lives and embodies traditional values.

    We value initiative; If you have ideas, they will be well received within an established framework. I hope you have skills with music and singing; although it is not essential. Ability to teach and play chess is a plus! We will expect a commitment of 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. I will be present at home to help guide you or assist you if you need it. Since my children are homeschooled, we have a relatively flexible schedule and adjust the schedule according to our needs and yours.

    If you like to sleep late, if you are bothered by noise, laughter and children's screams; This is not for you. My children usually wake up early in the morning, they have a lot of energy and they always want to play with the workawayer that is at home. I hope you'll be patient and kind to my kids, because they've had enough of their "mom's impatience and perfectionism." I think that someone very serious and boring would not fit into the dynamic of my children.
    I also hope that you participate in the housework, like any other member of the family (cleaning the house, cooking together, washing dishes, sweeping), it is not that you are going to do everything alone; rather, everyone at home gets involved in these activities, including the workawayer.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Fluent
    English: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    Our goal is to learn English, and we always want to learn something new about this language. Our daughters are studying at an American school online, and we want that you can go along with them so they can understand more of their classes. We'll be happy to help you with your Spanish learning.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Single room (shared with my children's toys), single bed, drawers to store your belongings, bathroom with hot shower, washing machine to clean your clothes. Availability of cooking if you want it or if you want to show us typical recipes from your country. Wifi. We have a small terrace and a comfortable living room. We live in an apartment located in a rural area of ​​the municipality of Chia, and we are 45 minutes from the capital of the country; the atmosphere here is serene and our house is warm, clean, comfortable, and cozy.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a traditionalist family, my husband is a musician at heart. We are homeschooling our children and we lean towards alternative pedagogies as an educational model. We want you to feel like a part of our family. In this part of the country, you will find beautiful countryside and traditional Colombian culture. You could eat traditional food, such as ajiaco (a soup), arepas, tamales (cornmeal and fillings cooked in banana leaves), and hot chocolate with melted cheese.One of the most spectacular sites in all Colombia is only 20 minutes from our home: The cathedral of salt in Zipaquira. There are beautiful lagoons near quaint towns surrounding our area. Everything is also accessible by local bus and within Bogota, by TransMilenio (the train/bus). We are natives of the Antioquia region (Medellin); we are called "paisas" and are renowned for our hospitality and openness.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Minumum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 331536598629

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