From art to food, from stunning and varied countryside to flamboyant fashion, Italy has it all. Did you know: With 44 sites, Italy has more Unesco World Heritage sites than any other country on earth? Come see for yourself and volunteer to teach English in Italy for 1, 2 or 3 months!
Teach English in Italy and live like a local for 4-10 weeks. Don’t worry if you’ve never done this before! The local students you’re teaching English to are more interested in learning conversational English than they are grammar.
You will have so much fun living in Italy by simply speaking English the way you normally do at home and sharing that with an interested group each week along with your host family. In addition, you also have a unique opportunity to improve your Italian! It won’t take long for the locals to start recognizing you and for you to consider your host community your new home. It’s real and authentic. Get to know the locals. Wake up each day and feel a connection. Most of all, make a difference in your host community.
When you teach English in Italy, you will actually be in the classroom teaching Italian students English. Live with a host family and receive a private bedroom and 2-meals each day. On weekends, when you’re not traveling, you will have 3 meals per day with the family. You don’t even need classroom experience.
Not included, but generally no visa is required. You will enter Italy on a tourist visa, which is good for up to 90-days.
January 13 (4-10 weeks)
February 3 (4-10 weeks)
March 3 (4-10 weeks)
April 7 (5 week max)
Our volunteer teachers in Italy are placed in the Marche region of Italy. Located about a four hour drive Northeast of Rome on the Adriatic coast, there are small Italian towns that hug the coast line on the east and have stunning hills and mountains on the west. You are a train ride away from Rome, Florence and even Venice can be reach by train on a long weekend. Many of our volunteer teachers have taken the overnight ferry to Split, Croatia for a long weekend.
You will be teaching young children in a regular local Italian public school. Sometimes you will have your own class, and other times you will be assisting another full time teacher in the school. You will also be living with a local host family, and you will set aside time to help them with conversational English when you’re not teaching at the school.
There are two videos below. One is by two volunteer teachers in Italy and the other is a longer video commissioned by GeoVisions to explain more details about the program.
The fee you pay to volunteer to teach English 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 host family or hostel 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 teaching materials and teacher 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.
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.
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.
The location for this program is set, because of the English classes that are already set up in Porto Sant’Elpidio.
Before you depart, we connect you via email, phone and Skype with your new host family. You’ll have all the details you want before you ever leave home. GeoVisions spends a great deal of time on match-making. There needs to be a “connection” between you and your host family.
After you arrive if you begin having issues with your host family, we have a way to start the process to fix things or, change your placement, if necessary. This is extremely rare, but we’ve done this long enough to know things can come up on all sides.
We typically do not have host families on this program who will take more than one teacher at a time. But you can certain ask us to place you and your friend near each other. The towns are small and close together.