“Coming to Chile with the English Opens Doors Program can be a challenge but surely has many rewards. Working and living here is a great opportunity to immerge into the culture and to learn Spanish. You can have a big impact on your students and give them the opportunity not only to practice their English with a native, but also to learn about another culture.
During my time here, I experienced a benevolent and competent supervision by the program. The training in Santiago is well structured, fun and gives you the tools you need to teach even if you are not a teacher. Also, the monthly allowance is something a volunteer should not take for granted.
However, do take your time to thoroughly research the very informative webpage in order to have an idea of what to expect. You have got to be open minded, flexible and willing to work long hours. So with a little luck and the right attitude, you can have an awesome experience. If all this applies to you… what are you waiting for? “
Antofagasta Region Volunteer (second from right) with her Public Speaking students and head teacher (far right)