Foothill College Service Leadership Trip Scholarship Guatemala
Foothill College Service Leadership Campus Abroad – Antigua, Guatemala – January 11, 2020 – June 27, 2020
Students Teaching Students In Guatemala
Through its partnership with Bay Area nonprofit Dream Volunteers, Foothill College will be sending 4 students to teach English at a K12 school in the beautiful colonial town of Antigua, Guatemala over winter and spring quarters of 2020. You will spend approximately 4 hours per day, Monday through Friday teaching and planning lessons for elementary or secondary school children. You will then have the option of receiving professional Spanish instruction 2 hours per day, Monday through Friday. If chosen to participate, Dream Volunteers and Foothill staff will provide you with pre-departure training as well as ongoing coaching throughout the internship. Instructional materials will be provided at the school site in Guatemala. Students will be expected to help at the schools in the afternoons as needed. Students will also be expected to be enrolled in a minimum of 9 units during the course of the internship via Foothill online courses.
Anyone who has considered engaging in service abroad is encouraged to apply. This will be a particular fit for people interested in the following: education, international development, Spanish, social justice, service leadership and global studies. The basic costs of participation, which include airfare, lodging, meals and in-country staff support will be covered by a Foothill College Service Leadership Grant.
Students will stay in a small, private hostel in central Antigua, run by a local couple who has worked with Dream Volunteers student volunteers for more than 10 years. You will share a room and bathroom with at least one other Foothill student. 3 meals a day, 7 days a week will be served at the hostel. Accommodations can be made for food allergies or dietary restrictions. The hostel is a 10-minute walk from the school where you will be teaching.
1. Applicant must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 units at Foothill College at the time of application. If chosen, student will be expected to be enrolled in a minimum of 9 units during Winter and Spring 2020 via online courses while in the internship.
2. In addition to “My Story” essay, applicant should demonstrate their interest in global equity issues by submitting 300-400 word essay and be sure to include what motivated you to apply for this program, what skills, background and experience you bring to this program.
3. Although all application packets will be considered, those with a demonstrated financial need will receive priority should a tie-breaker be required. Applicants are encouraged to file a 2019-20 financial aid application (the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov for U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens, or the California Dream Act Application at https://dream.csac.ca.gov for undocumented students who qualify for AB540 status).
4. If selected student must be able to secure recommended vaccinations and have a valid passport to travel by departure date.