Teach Spanish Abroad In Jamaica Volunteer Programs

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 Spanish As A Foreign Language In Jamaica - Teach Spanish Abroad

Are you fluent in speaking and writing the Spanish Language? Looking to travel to volunteer and teach Spanish abroad? Or perhaps you are seeking to share the Spanish culture with Jamaicans while learning more about our culture in return? If your answer was yes to any of the questions above, then our teach Spanish translation programs are perfect for you!


Although we are famous for our colourful dialect called Patois, Jamaica’s dominant language is English. Many Jamaicans would jump at the chance to learn a new language, especially the younger generation who still attend primary and high schools. Learning a second language is not only a fun experience, it is also empowering, and always makes one’s resume more marketable.


Because of the poor economy, many Jamaicans cannot afford to pay for language lessons, and many schools do not have adequate resources to offer Spanish lessons as part of the curriculum. This is where your help in needed to do volunteer teaching Spanish abroad.


As you volunteer your services as a Spanish teacher abroad and share your culture, you will learn about the Jamaican culture in return, and fill your heart with the joy of knowing that you have touched the lives of numerous Jamaicans in the process.


So if you have found yourself wondering how to teach Spanish to adults and children abroad, here is the perfect opportunity! Apply now and let us help you start booking your trip to Jamaica today.


What You Can Do On Your Teaching Spanish Abroad Programs In Jamaica:

  • Teach Spanish to pre-schoolers or high school students by showing them how to speak, read and write the language fluently
  • Teach Spanish to kids and adults in schools and communities
  • Share stories about your home culture with students
  • Put on short presentations highlighting popular Spanish food, music, dresses and traditions
  • Introduce the students to popular Spanish games and songs
  • Teach Spanish abroad summer, winter, spring or fall. Our programs run all year round
  • Teach Spanish numbers, alphabet, grammar, greetings, salutations and more
  • Immerse in the Jamaican culture on the weekends and during free time to experience beaches, waterfalls, mountains, Reggae music and delicious Jamaican Cuisine.
Project Details

Volunteer To Teach Spanish Abroad Project Placement

You can be placed in an elementary, primary or high school, or in a community centre. Volunteers who are certified Spanish teachers can volunteer at the Language Learning Centre. Placements for this program are in Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Falmouth, Portland, St. Catherine or Negril.


Junior High/High Schools – Anyone interested in teaching Spanish in Jamaica can join this program. You will be placed in a local junior high or high school, where you will be given the chance to teach students about the Spanish language and your culture.


Language Training Centre – This placement is for volunteers who are certified in teaching Spanish, and have prior teaching experience. You will attend classes at the Language Learning Center of Jamaica, where you will have the opportunity to interact with students, attend classes and speak about your culture. For volunteers staying 2 weeks or more, you may be able to teach these classes alone, and teach in a junior high/high school as well.



To join this program you must be able to speak, write and read both English and Spanish fluently.


Project Activities:

Before you arrive we will work with you to plan the activities that you would like to complete during your program. We encourage volunteers to do some pre-planning to ensure that your program is impactful and satisfying.


Cultural Learning Aids

When teaching Spanish abroad, we encourage volunteers to bring along as many cultural learning aids as possible to help your students gain more immersion during your lessons. You could take along dresses, food items, games, musical instruments and other typical Spanish items.



We have created a fundraising guide to help volunteers raise money and awareness for their teach Spanish abroad programs in Jamaica. It is filled with great ideas to help you pay for your entire trip to Jamaica. If you would like for us to provide you with documents to help you apply for grants and funding, we can provide these as well.


Combine Projects

If you would like a combination project where you add another type of volunteer program to your trip, we can arrange this. The most popular tours that can be combined 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

Our programs run from 1 weeks up to 3 months. Volunteers that seek to stay longer than 3 months will need to check the visa requirements for their country when travelling to Jamaica.


Your First Day:

Your Program Advisor will accompany you to your project on the first day. He/she will show you around the property and introduce you to the local staff. Your Program Advisor will show you where to purchase lunch each day and ensure that you are settled.


Daily Transportation:

You will be transferred to and from your project by our company drivers each day. Our drivers are always early, cordial and professional.


Project Completion:

Upon the completion of your teach Spanish abroad program our General Manager will present you with a signed Certificate of Participation. We will also sign any documents that you may have to validate your community service hours completed.


Recommended To Take With You:

To have the best experience while volunteering in Jamaica, we recommend that you take along the following items:


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 Spanish Overseas 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 health 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 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 packages 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 volunteering to teach Spanish as a foreign language can 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 Spanish abroad 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.

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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