From: United States

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Colombia, Guatemala

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    Travel dates

    10/01/2020 - 01/03/2020

  • Badges

    Good Workawayer

  • Description

    Hello I am a 38 year old single female from the USA and currently live on the Oregon coast. I have an advanced Spanish level and have been traveling through most of Central America and parts of South America off and on for 15 years.
    My first significant experience abroad was during a college internship in Costa Rica in 2003 for 6 months in Monteverde Cloud Forest School. I was an assistant teacher in the first grade, lived with a wonderful host family and made lifelong friendships with several interns from the program that continue to influence my life positively today.
    Between 2012 and 2017 I lived, studied, and began working 3 months a year in Xela, Guatemala. In 2014 I opened a Spanish school with my former Guatemalan teacher Eduardo and got to finally utilize my International Studies degree! I was a co-director for our own Spanish school for international travelers. My main roll was student coordinator and volunteer project leader. I learned so much about developing new education platforms, community service and building our dream (literally painting and pouring cement for hours). However life happens and our school is temporarily on hold due to family emergencies and finances.
    Recently I have been volunteering in Peru and Colombia with workaway for the last two years. This year I will be bringing my best friend Joy from the USA to volunteer with me. Her energy and enthusiasm for travel is contagious. Her love for others is admirable. She and I look forward to making a difference in the lives of our new friends abroad.
    I am seeking professional experience in local sustainable community projects and love working with children. I prefer living with families while traveling abroad as it gives you the opportunity to learn about the country and culture through the eyes of the locals. I have 2 months of available travel time to enjoy new experiences, embrace challenges and extend my global family.

  • Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
  • What skills do you have?

    Teaching, volunteer projects, communication, student coordinating, cooking, childcare, organizing.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

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  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements

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