Teacher Travel Opportunities
Please Note: We will not be running our Amazon or Africa trips this school year. We expect to offer them again next year. The information below is from last year and provides a general program overview. We will be aligning next year’s program more closely with the Science curriculum. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for next year, please send an Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OneWorld Classrooms invites educators and volunteers from the USA and around the world to join our World Classroom Adventures team as we visit schools in the Amazon Rain Forest and Africa this school year! Teachers, adults and chaperoned high school students may travel with our team.
Amazon Rain Forest – The team, led by OneWorld Classrooms’ Samara Hoyer-Winfield and former Peace Corps Ecuador Volunteer Lydia Montes, will visit schools in the Puyo region of the Ecuadorian Amazon Rain Forest from February 16-24, 2013.
Africa - The team, led by videographer and world traveler Ian Bennett and muralist/art teacher Liza Mills, will visit schools in Namibia in southwestern Africa during the weeks of March 11 and 18, 2013. Volunteers may join us for one, or two weeks.
For more information, inquiries or an application, please email us at email@example.com - or via our contact us form. Feel free to download a flyer (Amazon or Africa) as well to help us spread the word!
Volunteers will visit schools in the Amazon region of Ecuador or Africa under the supervision of OneWorld Classrooms staff. Volunteers will:
- help create multimedia responses to US student questions (by interviewing Amazon/Africa students, teachers and experts; recording videos; taking photos; writing transcripts, translating, etc.)
- help make project videos and PowerPoints
- help make project Google Earth tours
- help take project photos
- accompany students and teachers to complete project Skype sessions
- work with students and community members on a school mural project
- attend student presentations
- (in some cases) initiate and complete additional activities with students (such as musical and dance presentations, etc.)
Amazon – $1,290 for one week (plus airfare); $2,290 for two weeks (plus airfare)
Africa – $1,390 for one week (plus airfare); $2,390 for two weeks (plus airfare); $2,990 for three weeks (plus airfare)
The fee covers lodging, meals, in-country travel and entrance fees. The Africa trip may include an animal safari and/or visits to desert regions (depending on the week).
Discounts are available for groups.
Click here to see videos and photos from past trips.
Below are testimonials from volunteers who have participated in past adventures:
“It was a fantastic life affirming and at the same time altering experience.” —- “I came home feeling like I saw an amazing part of the world and did something positive while I was there.” —- “The opportunity to see the country and explore – and then to dig in and see the everyday educational lives of the children – priceless.” —- “Once you have been in service in the ways in which we were, it forever changes your perspective and priorities. For me, the world became a smaller and more intimate place. All of the volunteers, children, school staff, and Paul have made an indelible impact on my world view.” –2011 and 2012 Volunteers