insyte to the programme

Get started teaching English abroad. You’ll be based on the island of Nosy Be, right next to Lokobe National Park, the last rainforest left on the island.

In the mornings, you’ll take a short walk to nearby rural communities to assist the local teachers with their primary school classes. You’ll work with them to prepare lesson plans and other resources to support the students in learning English and other subjects. In the evenings, you’ll work near our base to support Lokobe park rangers with conversational English classes.

This internship offers you the ability to gain experience in supporting a wide range of learners in a variety of settings. This means you’ll be able to learn a bunch of useful teaching skills. You can get involved in assisting established teachers, leading group classes and tutoring learners one-on-one.

Throughout your internship, you’ll be practicing your French, which is widely spoken here, and learning the Sakalava dialect of the local language, Malagasy. The country is historically and culturally complex and there will be opportunities to learn a little more about its diversity of distinct cultures. In addition, you’re welcome to visit the nearby rainforest and beach during your free time. Here, you’ll be able to spot critically endangered lemurs and sea turtles

itinerary

Day 1 - (Saturday)

Meet the local team at the airport in Nosy Be, Madagascar on your program start date. If you wish to arrive earlier, we would be able to supply you with a list of recommended accommodations in the local area. 

Day 2

Receive orientation and training on the program and our local partners  as well as health & safety training. With the beach being a short walk away from your accommodation, you may be given some downtime to explore and enjoy the immediate surroundings.

Days 3 - 7

Most of your time during the week will be spent on project activities.  Work in the National Park alongside local Park Rangers on camera trapping and mammal tracking.  You may also get involved in forest conservation & reforestation activities as well as reviewing data collected. 

Another large part of this project is bird and biodiversity monitoring.

Day 8 - Day 9 (usually Saturday and Sunday) 

Weekends will be free for you to explore the local culture and sites along with your fellow volunteers. 

Here are some examples of things you can do in your free time: 
  • Learn French and the Sakalava dialect of Malagasy
  • Live on the edge of a rare rainforest boarded by a warm-watered ocean
  • Go swimming, snorkelling and diving in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean among coral reefs, tropical fish, sea turtles and dolphins

Day 10-14 (Monday to Friday) 

Project work will commence and you will pick up on the activities you started in your first week.

Your last day

Oh no …… no matter how long you’re here for, one of these days it will be time to say goodbye to your newfound friends.  The local project coordinator will drop you back off at the airport in time for your departure flight.

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start date

Saturday's

minimum age

you gotta be 18 to do this program

Highlights

  • Gain experience teaching English as a second language abroad. 
  • Learn key skills for teaching primary school learners in a formal classroom setting. 
  • Find out how to adapt your teaching style to leading informal conversational English classes for adults. 
  • Improve your French language literacy and learn the Sakalava dialect of Malagasy. 
  • Wake every morning to the sounds of lemurs and other tropical wildlife in the nearby rainforest.

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