Language Camp Counselor In Italy

This summer, travel back to your adolescence.

The program is designed to provide plenty of time on weekends to experience the Italian culture.

Travel with other summer camp counselors all over Italy during the weekends. Some have even taken the overnight ferry to Croatia.

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positions open for 2018 Session One.
June 8 to July 7

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positions open for 2018 Session Two.
July 7 to August 4.

Overview

Most people can claim to be a camper at least once in their lives. So this summer, consider traveling back as a camp counselor in a summer camp in Italy teaching English.

Dance around in your shorts, flip-flops and your “You Can Camp” tee shirt. Get to know your fellow counselors by eating meals with them and sharing an apartment. It’s hard to sit around worrying what others think of you when you’re playing games, creating world-class art projects, going over words and phrases in English with Italian kids and having an amazing lunch of pasta followed by Espresso or Cappuccino and then heading out to the beach or catching up on an afternoon nap.

You work each day with 30+ day campers and 15 staff for a month. You will not falter in your confidence or ability. You’ll learn to trust your gut. Learn how to communicate in English and Italian. You will relish in being a role model for the campers and enjoy increased responsibility and awareness. You will wonder where you got all that enthusiasm.

Fee

$1,369

Duration

The program is four weeks for each session.

Visa

Not included, but generally a visa is not required in advance.  You will enter Italy as a tourist, which is valid up to 90 days.

Start Dates

June 8 to July 7.

July 7 to August 4.

What's Included

  • A comfortable, safe place to live in Italy, including lunch each day.
  • Lunch is provided Monday through Friday. You can go out and buy your dinner or shop at the local market and cook at your apartment.
  • Airport pickup (in Rome) during specified times.  If flights do not arrive during the arrival time (before 1 pm), precise information will be provided on how to reach the accommodations.  (Cost of transportation, if outside of specified times, is not included.)
  • Medical, and accident insurance for US citizens.
  • Formal orientation in Italy before camp begins.

Requirements

  • Summer camp counselors must be native English speakers.
  • Counselors need to have a college degree or be in college, have one of the following requirements:  teaching experience, camp counselor experience, or teaching English as a second language certificate.
  • Be in good health.
  • Have good lesson planning and organization skills.
  • Skills in sports, music, singing, etc are extremely helpful.
  • Share your language with the language camp 20 hours a week Monday to Friday. It’s easy doing this in a summer camp in Italy teaching English.
  • Be 21-35 years of age.
  • Be on time for camp each day.
  • Manage your own personal expenses (telephone bills, clothing, entertainment and spending money).

Program Location

Porto Sant’Elpidio in the Marche region of eastern Italy.

Video

There are two videos below. The first one is longer and along with camp scenes, has interviews with some of the counselors. The other video is a music video from the camp.

Costs

$1,369.

GeoVisions-4cprocessThe fee you pay to be a language camp counselor in Italy goes to our 501(c)(3) non-profit company, The GeoVisions Foundation.  The program donation for this experience covers our costs of placing you on the program in a safe apartment and neighborhood. The fee helps our non-profit to provide your accommodation, meals, insurance, pre-departure & in-country support. We provide 24/7 emergency service, manned by real people. We update our tutor materials and tutoring aids constantly and provide a real ESL Teacher who is here via email to give you personalized assistance if you feel you need ideas. You are supported from the moment you contact us to the time you return … and beyond, through our active Alumni Community.

Be sure to speak to your tax preparer to see if any of these fees can be deducted as a charitable donation.

Volunteer Program

This is a volunteer program, and as such, you will need to factor in not only the program fee above, but your airfare and if you live outside the US, your insurance.

It is hard to calculate your spending money requirements, so think about any additional meals and travel during your time in Italy.

What's Included

  • A comfortable, safe place to live in Italy, including lunch each day.
  • Lunch is provided Monday through Friday. You can go out and buy your dinner or shop at the local market and cook at your apartment.
  • Airport pickup (in Rome) during specified times.  If flights do not arrive during the arrival time (before 1 pm), precise information will be provided on how to reach the accommodations.  (Cost of transportation, if outside of specified times, is not included.)
  • Medical, and accident insurance for US citizens.
  • Formal orientation in Italy before camp begins.

What's Not Included

  • Your flight to Italy.
  • Any Visa fee as you enter Italy, although you do enter as a tourist and so there should be no fees.
  • Meals when you travel or go out on your own.
  • Breakfast and dinner daily. You live in an apartment, so you can also cook your meals.
  • Spending money for personal expenses, when you travel or optional activities.

FAQ

Please call us on +1 (203) 453-5838 if you have questions.

We are asked the same questions each day, so we hope this page of Frequently Asked Questions will be helpful to you. Anyone in our office can answer your questions anytime you call. We want you to made informed decisions and we will be happy to talk to you anytime.

How does GeoVisions choose the apartment and location?

Apartments and landlords, like you, are screened. And many times, we have used the same apartment each year. This is our 7th year providing counselors for this camp and so we know the locals and the neighborhoods really well.

Does GeoVisions provide materials to help me be successful? How am I supported?

Not only do we provide our own book, A Tutor’s Guide–Teaching English to Families and Children (this is included in our mobile app), you receive FREE teaching materials through our mobile app.  We employ a full time ESL Teacher, right here on staff. Betsy is here for you before you depart and while you’re abroad. Email Help Me Teach (or chat with Betsy with our mobile app). She will answer your questions and provide detailed and personalized ideas to help you be successful.

Can I choose my location?

The location for this camp is set in Porto Sant’Elpidio in the Marche region of eastern Italy.

Can I go with a friend and live with my friend?

Yes and Yes!

We need 10 counselors for each session, and so the more the merrier! You live in an apartment, so you certainly can room with your friend(s).

Gallery

Here are a handful of photos to give you a sense of this program.

You can also find more photos, stories, and video through our Facebook Page, Instagram and YouTube channels and our Blog.

As you view more photos and video, consider the program benefits. A second home with new friends, becoming more independent and confident, improving your Italian since you're now living as a local and helping your community and the students at the language camp realize their goals of speaking English. Add an international reference to your resume which helps with future job applications because of your experience teaching English in a summer language camp in Italy and you're ahead of the game.

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