Hey Bonners! If you want to get a head start thinking about summer service, check out this cool opportunity to teach english in Poland for the summer. Now, it is only a 2-3 week program, but it does not cost you anything (except the application fee), and it could certainly be combined with other service over the summer.
I wanted to tell you about a wonderful program I participated in this past summer. I thought you would be interested in knowing about the Teaching English in Poland program and sharing it with your students who are looking for a volunteer experience abroad in an Eastern European country.
The Kosciuszko Foundation has been running this English language immersion program for over 20 years. Every summer they look for teachers and teaching assistants to volunteer for a 2 to 3 week assignment. Some camps are conversation and culture classes with afternoon sports, games and craft activities taught in English, and others teach English through the arts — music, theater, dance and fine arts. Camps are for elementary, middle and high school students, and campers are selected based on the recommendations of their English teachers.
As a Teacher/Teaching assistant you are welcomed by the Polish staff and get a great dose of Polish culture, food, and language. At the conclusion of the camp, the Kosciuszko Foundation takes the American staff on a 4-7 day tour of Poland touching on the highlights of Krakow, Czestochowa and Warsaw.
The only costs associated with this volunteer opportunity are your application fee (once you have been accepted), plane ticket to Poland and money for your incidentals. Room, board, transportation to and from the airport, and the tour of Poland are paid for by the Kosciuszko Foundation. Staff ranges in age from 18 to 70.
Here is a link to the program.
Dr. Mary Kay Pieski the director of the program may be coming to Richmond Halloween week to talk about the program. Would you have any interest in hearing from Dr. Pieski and inviting prospective applicants to her presentation?