Meet Jennah, who has been teaching in a public school in Colombia since February
North Attleboro, MA, USA
Brandeis University –Health (Science, Society, Policy) & International/Global Studies major
Yoga, reading, walking my dog, working out, spending time with friends and family, traveling.
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Throughout my time at Brandeis, I have had many opportunities to teach, volunteer and travel. During my sophomore year, I traveled to Honduras with a public health global brigade. Through this program I taught health education to elementary school students. That same year I volunteered at a middle school near campus, where I helped students with their homework after school. During my junior year I studied abroad in Arica, Chile. Finally, in my senior year I tutored Anabella, a Brandeis facilities services worker from Guatemala to help her improve her English reading and writing.
It was when I was in Chile that I became dedicated to returning to South America to teach English. I craved another opportunity to get to know new cultures, peoples, ideas, and places. I am eager to learn from Colombian teachers and students, and use my privilege as a native English speaker to help them achieve their goals. I realize that without a strong fundamental basis in English, succeeding in school, obtaining employment, and improving basic communication in a dynamic global market can be challenging. I am committed to teaching students English so that these opportunities are attainable for them. I love that the API Teach in Colombia programs allow me the chance to teach alongside a Colombian teacher, which is an extremely unique professional and educational opportunity.
To learn more about the Teach in Colombia program that Jennah is experiencing, click here: http://downloads.apistudyabroad.com/Colombia_flyer_sp17.pdf
Applications for the June/July 2017 continue to be accepted, though it is likely to fill quickly! Please contact Brittany at [email protected] with any questions and/or to apply.