I was raised in New Jersey but my family is originally from Guatemala. I started visiting Guatemala more as an adult and began to love the country. I decided to move here and got a job teaching English. After 3 years I decided to start my own English teaching business. I've been going at it for almost 20 years now and I love it. Guatemala City is great if you know it well, which I do, there's lots to do, see and learn. I love spending time inside and outside of the city as much as possible. (I'm also on Couchsurfing.com under Harold Davila)
Types of help and learning opportunitiesLanguage practiceTeachingHelp around the houseHelp with Computers/ Internet
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
We'll teach you Spanish, you'll have great food, comfortable accommodations and safety. You'll meet many great students, locals, and other volunteers. You'll experience the culture, traditions and celebrations of Guatamala.
On weekends and during off hours we'll have many opportunities to get out and do stuff. There are coffee shops in the city and restaurants, bars, and even dancing. Outside the city you can climb volcanos, swim the ocean, visit lakes, jungles, caves, rivers, lagoons and pools (natural pools)! Basically, we get out as often as possible. There's lots to see and do, near and far, and we'll be doing as much as possible. You also have the choice to stay at the house if you don't want to go out. But I'm sure you won't want to miss anything.
(Please be advised that you will be expected to pay for your own expenses on trips and any off hour activities outside the house).
Volunteering here provides a unique opportunity to experience Guatemala's beautiful culture and nature, all while making a huge difference in the community.
You are welcome to stay with us and help us teach English
During the week volunteers will help teach classes for adults at companies within the city. Materials are provided and volunteers will receive training on how to teach and facilitate lessons. Volunteers will work with me on preparing lessons and as they get experience the'll be able to lead their own lessons.
This host offers a language exchange
We are solely dedicated to teaching English and Spanish as a second language with just shy of 20 years experience. Please join us in teaching and learning.
We live in a big house in an amazing neighborhood. The neighborhood is safe and a in a great location with easy access to see the city.
- On occasions when there is a group of volunteers, we have extra beds and sleep two or three to a room.
-Bed, closet, desk, and high speed internet access.
-2 hefty & healthy cooked meals a day (breakfast & lunch) are prepared for volunteers
-Fully furnished kitchen for cooking if you would like to make your own food
-Laundry area with washer and dryer available
-1 shared Bathroom with hot shower
-The house has an office where we train you, prepare classes, and get work done.
-High Speed internet access
-The living room has couches, a big tv with a great sound system for watching movies or listening to music.
-We've got a nice front yard, a large back yard, hammocks, tents and sleeping bags for some alone time, relaxing, or just some outdoor fun.
-There's plenty of peace and quiet for yoga, meditation and getting grounded.
-There's also a large terrace with a nice view.
What else ...
We've got transportation for classes and our outings together but if you'd like to get out on your own we'll be happy to point you in the right direction to bus terminals or Ubers. Like I said, there's plenty to see and do. The beautiful city of Antigua is only 20 miles away and can reached by bus, taxi or Uber.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
Yes, we've got a great internet connection as we teach English online. You're welcome to work on your own thing while staying here.
Space for parking camper vans
A small vehicle is welcome for free on site but a paid space for larger vehicles is nearby.
Can possibly accept pets
Pets are welcome.
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Minimum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week