Teach Italian Abroad Volunteer Projects 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

Volunteer To Teach Italian Abroad In Jamaica

Are you able to speak and write Italian fluently? Thinking of travelling to teach Italian abroad and volunteering your time and knowledge? If you are, join us in Jamaica to teach Italian as a foreign language to students and adults. It does not matter if you are an Italian, or you are of another nationality but know the language well. As long as you are able to teach others how to speak and write Italian, you are qualified to join this program.


Imagine volunteering in the warm tropical island of Jamaica. From your very first day you will be thrust into our culture. You will interact with locals and hear our vibrant dialect known as Patois. You will hear it all around you, a mixture of Patois and Standard English that will authenticate your Jamaican immersion.


You will also meet many Jamaicans as you go into schools and communities to teach the Italian language. Perhaps the greatest feature of Jamaica is the warm and friendly people. Embrace the unique island culture as you work with Jamaicans of all ages while building your skills and gaining experience as an Italian teacher.


Most public schools cannot afford to pay foreign language teachers, so your contribution will make a huge impact by teaching Jamaicans a new language and culture. So if this is the type of project you are seeking, apply now to begin booking your trip to Jamaican with us today.

Some Tasks You Can Do When You Teach Italian Abroad Are:

  • *Volunteer in elementary schools, junior high or high schools in Jamaica to teach Italian to children and teenagers
  • *Work in communities and orphanages to educate locals on how to write, speak and read Italian
  • *Get a true taste of the Jamaican culture as you interact with locals each day and learn Patois, our local dialect
  • *Share the Italian culture with your students as you tell them about traditional dishes, dressing, buildings, games, monuments and much more
  • *Introduce locals to Italian greetings, numbers, alphabet, folklore etc.
  • *Give show and tell styled presentations where you show your class pictures, videos or actual Italian items to help them get a better sense of the culture
  • *Experience the beauty and rich history Jamaica has to offer as you explore Jamaica’s most popular tours and attractions like swimming with dolphins, Bob Marley Museum, stunning beaches and many more attractions
Project Details

Teach Italian Language Volunteer Project Placements:

You will be placed in either a school/community, or at the Language Learning Centre, depending upon your level of experience. All project placements will be in either Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Falmouth, Portland, St. Catherine or Negril.


Schools – This is the most popular placement option available. You can be placed in either a kindergarten, primary or high school where you can conduct Italian classes daily. If school is not in session we can arrange programs for you to visit summer schools, or conduct our own learning sessions in communities.


Language Training Centre – For certified Italian teachers, there is an option for you to be placed at the Language Learning Centre. This centre conducts language classes for adults and students alike. If you are staying for more than 2 weeks, you will be able to teach the classes without supervision.



The only requirement to joining this program is that you must be able to write, read and speak Italian and English fluently.


Project Activities:

After you apply our Program Advisor will contact you to discuss the activities that you would like to incorporate into your teach Italian as a foreign language volunteer program. We strongly suggest that you begin thinking about what your goals are, and what you hope to accomplish by joining this program.


Cultural Learning Aids

If able you should take along any items that will assist you in teaching the students about the Italian culture. So if you can bring food items, articles of clothing, games or even photos or videos, we encourage you to do so.



If you would like aid with gathering the funds to help pay for your trip to Jamaica, please read our Fundraising guide. It is filled with great ideas to help you raise money and awareness about your planned volunteer program in Jamaica. If you need documents from us to help apply for funding or grants, we can assist you with this as well.


Combine Projects

If you wish to combine this program, here are some popular options to add to your experience:


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

You can join our teach Italian language programs for a minimum of 1 week, and a maximum of 3 months. If you wish to stay for a period of time longer than 3 months then you must check the visa requirements of your country when traveling to Jamaica.


Your First Day:

The first day of your project your Program Advisor will accompany you to show you around the property and introduce you to the local staff. He/she will not leave you until you are settled in, are clear on your objectives and know where to purchase lunch daily.


Daily Transportation:

You will be transported each day by our company drivers. They will take you to and from your volunteer site.


Project Completion:

Upon the successful completion of your program, you will be given a Certificate of Participation signed by our General Manager, as well as any forms or documents that you need to validate community service or volunteer hours abroad.


Recommended To Take With You:

We recommend that you take along the following items with you during your teach Italian abroad volunteer program to see to it that your stay 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 Italian Abroad 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



Teach Italian as a foreign language 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 asks 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 trips 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 Italian 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:

As part of your project cost to teach the Italian language abroad, airport pickup at the Norman Manley International Airport or Sangster International Airport is covered. 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.

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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