As a children’s English teacher, you form the backbone of HOOP’s program by inspiring young people & helping to create better opportunities for them.
Arequipa is a beautiful city of about 1 million people. It is known as "The White City", because of the distinct white volcanic rock called sillar that was used to build Arequipa’s historical town. The city is very beautiful and is surrounded by Misti, Piccu Piccu and Chanchani volcanoes. The weather is very sunny and pleasant all year-round. The altitude is high, over 2,328 metres. The climate is dry and there are 300 days of sunshine per year. Arequipa is a touristy city so the the nightlife is very active and lively. There are many markets, bars, restaurants and cultural sights to explore. People from Arequipa are known for being friendly and it's a great place to learn or practice Spanish.
We are committed to providing a high-quality experience for volunteers, and we continually aim to improve our program in response to volunteer feedback. We provide teacher training at the beginning of your placement, and support throughout your time here. We have a dedicated volunteer coordinator to help with any issues you may have while living in Arequipa. We ask for a one-off fee of $250 to help cover some of the costs associated with supporting volunteers.