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  • Location: Cusco and Manu
  • Start point: Cusco
  • End Point: Cusco
  • Duration: 1-12 weeks
  • Hours: 20 hours per week
  • Accommodation: Host family or hostel
  • Meal: Local food (3 times a day)
  • Date: Second and Fourth Monday of each month
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Teaching English in Peru is a way to give the local Peruvians a doorway to the world. Peru continues to
grow in tourism and understanding English is a way to help build the local economy. Most young students in Peru simply do not have access to a great education. Many will never enter into a University program. When you volunteer in Peru as an English teacher, you’re offering the youth a more opportune future.

What’s great about this project is that you will have eager minds thirsty to learn. Your students will look forward to being educated on a global language. As a volunteer, you will also look forward to sharing your knowledge to an appreciative audience. While there are opportunities for students to learn English in Peru, many of them are far too costly or simply not adequate. You as a volunteer can give these children proper instruction that will have long lasting benefits.


No formal teaching experience or qualifications is required to volunteer in Teaching English project. We will however prefer volunteers who can speak a little bit of Spanish, as they will be able to communicate better with the children and the staff at the project. Volunteers are required to have patience, flexibility and enthusiasm for teaching English, as the mentality of the people will be very different from what you’re used to back home. During teaching, volunteers are expected to wear decent clothes, no shorts, sleeveless shirts are allowed.

Volunteer's Responsibilities

Volunteers will teach a large class and will be assisted by other teachers. Volunteers will teach 2-3 hours per day, or even more if you want, and you’ll teach 6 days a week. You are encouraged to hold debates and discussions, as this will increase their ability to comprehend English better. Many volunteers have also been involved in extra-curricular activities like games, sports, and plays.

Project Location

The teaching English in Peru project is located in the city of Cusco or Manu National Park. The Park is known as one of the best places to experience the Amazon Jungle and is one of the largest is South America. UNESCO has declared the park a World Heritage Site. There are thousand of flora and fauna in the area. For nature lovers, this area is full of natural delights to explore.

The city of Cusco is the urban cultural hub of Peru. There are many activities to pursue both in the city and also nearby attractions where you can travel. Cusco is host to many historical buildings, squares, and churches. There are many museums and parks you can explore, as well as nightlife.

The world famous Machu Picchu is a destination for many to experience. The marvelous scenery and history of this place meets its reputation. As a volunteer, you too will have the opportunity to do so. You don’t need to worry about having an entire week to visit Machu Picchu. There are many options for traveling there. Whether by trains or trekking you will have an opportunity to see one of the most breathtaking views on the globe.
Peru is full of a wide variety of wildlife and nature. From the beaches, the Amazon, and upward to the Andes the contrasts between landscapes is quite profound. The nation is full of destinations for everyone. You can hike, paddle, swim, zip-line, bird-watch, scuba dive, or simply enjoy the anthropological culture of Peru. Peruvians are easy going and like to host festivals throughout the year. There are markets where you can buy locally make products or sample local dishes. With the mix of the beautiful people and the beautiful nature, Peru makes itself a top destination in the world.