IYF English Camp in Central America

Mandatory Workshop

Date
JUNE 23~ 26, 2017

Location
Mahanaim School, NY

IYF English Camp

Date
June 27 ~July 5, 2017

Who We Recruit
High school and College students or adults who want to make a difference in someone’s life.
(*Minors: 16 and 17-year-olds may apply, but must have full parental consent. For the minor consent form click here.)

What to Bring
• Valid Passport
• I-20, Visa (**Only if you are an international college student with an F-1 Visa)
• Permanent Resident Card (**Only if you are a Permanent Resident)
• Bible
• Notebook with pens
• Proper clothing for teaching and cool, possibly wet weather (long trousers, light jacket)
• Sneakers
• Personal toiletries
• Any necessary medications
• Watch (watches will be used by instructors to maintain the class time by beginning and ending their classes according to schedule)
• Materials for class instruction (scissors, glue, color markers, dry-erase markers, poster board, etc.)

Camp Participation Fee
$200 + Airfare
†Any pertinent travel documents’ preparation fees are personal responsibility.

Who can be an IYF English Camp volunteer?

Typically, college students or adults who want to make a difference in someone’s life. 16 and 17-year olds may apply, but must have full parental consent. For the minor consent form click here.

Do I need teaching experience? Must I be an education or English major?

No ESL teaching experience is required. IYF will provide appropriate training and preparation during the scheduled workshops.

Do I have to prepare for my class?

During the workshop we will learn how to teach different aspects of the English language to Mexican students through basic lesson plans that have been prepared for you. Volunteers will not know their class subject until midway through the workshop. Once your subject has been designated, you will have time to build upon the lesson plans and prepare specific support materials and activities with other teachers. Despite what your teaching subject may be, we recommend you bring materials for class such as scissors, glue, color markers, poster board, etc.

What happens at the volunteer workshop?

IYF English Camp will hold volunteer workshops by region leading up to the Final Workshop in Huntington, New York. Teaching English and being a goodwill ambassador through IYF is serious business. Prospective volunteers need to take certain teaching methods courses, go through training in event running, and be aware of safety information and procedures that we will provide. The workshop also provides the opportunity to meet, connect and work with your fellow English Camp volunteers, as well as the leadership for your team.

As a Christian organization, IYF always tries to spread hope by teaching and exemplifying the heart of God through its programs to people of participating nations. Workshops will include spiritual development sessions so prospective volunteers can effectively carry out this mission. For more about spiritual development with IYF, click here

How much does the IYF English Camp Mission Trip cost?

$200. Your fee covers room, board, teaching material during the camp and workshop. For transportation options, call your local IYF branch office.

If there is no visa requirement, what do volunteers need to travel abroad?

Make sure you have a valid passport prior to departure. U.S. citizens must bring their valid passport. Permanent residents must bring both their passport and permanent resident card. Volunteers who do not have US citizenship or permanent residency must bring their passport and visa.

If you are an international college student with an F-1 visa, contact your institution’s PDSO and obtain your signed I-20 form. This will signify your intent to travel and you must present it along with your passport and F-1 visa.

To see 2015 IYF English Camp in Mexico pictures, CLICK HERE

To see 2014 IYF English Camp in Mexico pictures,  CLICK HERE

To see 2013 IYF English Camp in Mexico pictures, CLICK HERE

To see 2012 IYF English Camp in Mexico pictures, CLICK HERE