Teach French Abroad Volunteer Programs In Jamaica

Additional Info
  • Processing Fee: $150 - $300 USD
  • Dates Available: Year round
  • Volunteer Site: St. Catherine, Kingston, Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios
  • Max Participants: 30
  • Age Range: 12 - 85
  • Minimum Stay: 1 week
  • Maximum Stay: 3 months
  • Our Social Work: We donate 5% to charity
  • Group Discount: Yes (5 or more travelers)
  • Tour Discount: 10% off all tours/excursions

Teach French As A Second Language Programs In Jamaica - Teach French Abroad

Whether you are a French national or an avid French speaker, if you are seeking to travel and teach French abroad in Jamaica, then you have come to the right place. Our teach French as a second language programs allow volunteers to share their culture and knowledge of the French language with children and young adults in Jamaica, while learning about our culture in the process.


Many schools do not have a large enough budget to be able to hire French teachers, so most Jamaicans do not learn the language throughout their school life. This is where volunteers like you will get to make a great impact, as you strive to change this when you teach French as a foreign language.


By teaching locals how to speak the French language and about the culture, you will be participating in a life changing cultural exchange volunteer program, and making an investment in the lives of many Jamaicans that will live within them for years to come.


So if you have been wondering how to teach French as a second language abroad, here is your chance! Apply now and begin your journey to Jamaica.


How You Can Help On Your Teach French As A Foreign Language Volunteer Program:

  • *Teach French translation of popular phrases and greetings to locals
  • *Go to schools and teach French to kids of all ages, from kindergarten up to high school
  • *Teach French numbers and the French alphabet to Jamaicans
  • *Educate Jamaicans on how to properly pronounce words in French and teach French grammar
  • *Experienced French teachers can teach French to adults at the language centre
  • *Sing popular French songs and play games
  • *Tell the students about the French cuisine, famous landmarks, customs and traditions.
  • *Put on exciting demonstrations to highlight traditional French fashion, music etc.
  • *Learn how to speak Patois, our local dialect and learn popular Jamaican phrases.
  • *Dive into our local Jamaican culture on weekends and during free time to explore the most popular attractions and enjoy our scrumptious cuisine.
Project Details

Teach French Second Language Volunteer Project Placements:

Your teach French abroad volunteer placement may take place at 2 different locations. All volunteers can opt to be placed in schools to teach students, but experienced French teachers have the option of being placed at the Language Learning Centre as well. Volunteers staying longer than 2 weeks can teach classes at the Language Training Centre without supervision.


All project placements will be in areas such as Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Falmouth, Portland, St. Catherine, Negril and more.



In order to teach French abroad with us in Jamaica, you must be able to speak, write and read both the English and French languages fluently.


Project Activities:

Following the approval of your application we will work with you to decide on the activities you will be doing while you teach French overseas. Pre planning is encouraged, as this will help you set realistic goals for your program and give you a greater sense of accomplishment upon completion.


Cultural Learning Aids

To spice up your program we suggest that you take along some items or pictures/videos to showcase the French culture to the students. These could include food items, music, board games, clothing, signs etc. This will no doubt give you a chance to better bond with the students while spicing up your lessons.



If you require help with raising funds for your trip, we recommend reading our fundraising guide. It is filled with wonderful ideas to help you raise awareness about your trip to Jamaica while raising cash for your expenses. If you need documents from us to help you apply for grants or funding, we can provide those as well.


Combine Projects

You have the option of combining this with another program for a mixed experience. Popular projects to combine are:


Volunteer Teaching Abroad
Orphanage Volunteer Programs
Sports Volunteering Abroad
Human Rights Volunteer Abroad
Volunteer Abroad Business Development
Volunteer Abroad Women's Empowerment
Humanitarian Volunteer & Sponsor A Family Or Child
Special Needs Volunteer


Program Length

Teach French abroad volunteer programs run for 1 week up to 3 months. Volunteers hoping to stay longer will need to check their country’s visa requirements for travelling to Jamaica.


Your First Day:

Your Program Advisor will accompany you to your project site to show you around the property and introduce you to the local staff. After ensuring that you have settled in he/she will show you where to purchase lunch daily.


Daily Transportation:

Daily transportation to and from your volunteer site will be provided by our company drivers, who will work off the times in your itinerary.


Project Completion:

You will be given a Certificate of Participation signed by our General Manager. We will also sign any documents that you need to prove community service hours.


Recommended To Take With You:

We suggest that volunteers take along the following items to ensure that their experience in Jamaica is comfortable:


Money to purchase lunch – lunch in Jamaica is very affordable, and would cost about $3-$5 USD per day.
Insect repellent to prevent mosquito and bug bites
A camera to take pictures
Sunscreen if you intend to play in the sun or sunbathe
A water bottle
Comfortable shoes

Dates and Costs
Processing Fee (Add to Total)
$150 USD


Shared Dorm Room In KINGSTON Hosted By JIP (USD)
1 Week $725
2 Weeks $1,270
3 Weeks $1,815
4 Weeks $2,360
5 Weeks $2,910
6 Weeks $3,455
7 Weeks $4,000
8 Weeks $4,545
Extra Weeks $545


Shared Dorm Room In KINGSTON GROUP RATES (5 or More Volunteers) (USD)
1 Week $699
2 Weeks $1,215
3 Weeks $1,735
4 Weeks $2,255
5 Weeks $2,775
6 Weeks $3,295
7 Weeks $3,810
8 Weeks $4,330
Extra Weeks $520


Private Room With Local Host (USD)
1 Week $990
2 Weeks $1,790
3 Weeks $2,580
4 Weeks $3,375
5 Weeks $4,170
6 Weeks $4,965
7 Weeks $5,760
8 Weeks $6,600
Extra Weeks $720


Placement Only Processing Fee
$300 USD

Teach French Translation Prices Include:

*Pre-arrival support and assistance
*Sourcing volunteer project placement
*Orientation and support documentation on day of arrival
*Pickup from airport and transfer to accommodation.
*Private room with a local host near the parish your program is in (Kingston, Negril, Falmouth, St. Ann, St. Catherine or Montego Bay.) Accommodation equipped with fans/air conditioning, double or queen bed, kitchen access, free wifi, cable television, bathroom and more.
*Full breakfast and dinner daily.
*Daily transportation to and from volunteer project
*24/7 in country support
*Certificate of participation upon successful completion of your volunteer program
*Return transfer to airport


Prices Do Not Include:

Visa application cost or fees (if applicable)
Daily lunch
Personal shopping money
Airfare expenses or taxes
Travel insurance (You can purchase affordable travel medical insurance here)
Weekend tour and adventure projects



Projects are available all year round from Mondays to Fridays. It may be possible to arrange projects on the weekends if you desire.


Project Dates and Times:

We ask that volunteers book their flights to arrive in Jamaica on the weekends, preferably Saturday so that your project can commence on a Monday. If it is not possible for you to arrive on weekend, we will still accommodate you.


Afternoon And Weekends:

We offer cultural immersion tours and fun adventures during weekends and some afternoons. This is to help volunteers inject fun and excitement into their volunteer program, while learning more about our people and culture. You can view our tour and attraction packages, and add them to your program to enhance your experience in Jamaica.

Accommodation and Transportation




Where You Will Stay:

You will stay with a pre-vetted local host in houses or apartments that are equipped to accommodate our volunteers and interns. You will get a chance to experience the Jamaican culture first hand. On your application form you will select the area you would like to stay in, and choose from St. Catherine, Kingston, Falmouth, Negril, Montego Bay, or St. Ann (Ocho Rios). All local hosts we work with are safe and will treat you like a member of the family.


Accommodation Features:

• Double or queen beds
• Air Conditioning or fans
• Private or shared bathrooms
• Cable television
• Free Wi-Fi access
• Closets
• Chest of drawer and night table
• Locker or safety box with lock (storage)


Group Accommodations

Groups joining our teach French abroad programs will be able to choose from a wide list of guest houses or hotels that we work with or manage to accommodate your members. You can choose accommodations in the most popular areas of Jamaica, equipped with dorm rooms, double rooms and private rooms and modern day amenities.



We provide all of our volunteers with orientation on your date of arrival. Once you are settled into your accommodation, you will be given your finalized itinerary and your orientation guide. During orientation we will go over project dates and times, transportation, meal times, cultural/excursion activities and you will be given tips on Jamaica.


Key Deposit:

We require a $20 USD key deposit to be paid during orientation. This will be refunded upon checkout once the keys are returned. If you lose your keys we will use your deposit to cover their replacement.


Welcome Meal:

On your date of arrival, following your orientation, you will be served with your welcome meal.


Daily Meals:

Your Package Cost covers breakfast and dinner daily. You will be served Jamaican cuisine during your stay. Indicate if you have any special dietary requirements on your application so that we can make preparations for you.




Airport Pickup:

Your teach French as a foreign language Project Cost also covers the cost of airport pickup at the Norman Manley International Airport or Sangster International Airport, depending on where you will be staying. We will meet you at the airport with a sign saying Jamaica International Projects. You will be transferred directly from the airport to your accommodation.


You should book you flight to the airport that is nearest to the parish you will be staying in. We will advise you during application.


Daily Transfers:

Each day, you will be transferred from your accommodation directly to your project by a team member. We will also pick you up at your project at the agreed upon time and transfer you either back to the accommodation, to change money/purchase supplies or to a cultural activity/excursion, depending upon your itinerary.


Tour Transfers:

For your tours, you will have a Program Advisor accompanying you to point out important landmarks and to function as a guide. You will be transferred to and from all excursions and outings.


Return To Airport:

At the end of your project, we will provide return transportation to the airport or.

How to Join Us


Read through the other information on this page about this program thoroughly and decide if it is the program for you.



Click APPLY NOW and complete the application form as thoroughly as possible. In the meantime start thinking of the activities that you would like to engage in during your project.



A Program Advisor will review your application and contact you within 24 hours via Skype, Google Hangouts or telephone. You will get a chance to discuss your goals, skills, fundraising and ask us any questions.


Secure Your Placement:

As soon as you are accepted, you will need to pay your Non-Refundable Processing Fee so that we can begin making your placement and processing your application. You may also pay a deposit or make payment in full once you are sure of your date of travel, because availability is on a first come first serve basis.


Submit Documentation:

After paying the processing fee you will be sent a list of documentation that you need to submit. We ask that you submit these documents as soon as possible, so if you are planning to join this program then you should start the process of obtaining them from now. These documents are:


• 2 Reference letters (1 personal, 1 professional)
• 1 recent photo id (passport, national id or driver's license)
• 1 police report/criminal background check
• Proof of travel insurance
• Flight itinerary


Finalize All Payments:

All payments must be finalized no later than 60 days before your travel date. This means that the entire package cost, including Processing Fee, Project Cost and Cultural Immersion/Excursion cost must be settled 60 days before your arrival date. You can update your cultural immersion/excursion package or purchase additional tours while you are in Jamaica.


You will receive updates on your project and itinerary via emails, phone calls and through Google+ or Skype calls.


Remember to read through our Terms and Service Agreement to know your responsibilities if you embark on this program.

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