Volunteer To Teach German Abroad 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

Teaching German Abroad Volunteer Programs - Teach German Abroad In Jamaica

Can you speak and write the German Language fluently? And are you looking to travel abroad to a third world country to share your knowledge with locals, especially school children? Why not travel to Jamaica to join our teach German abroad volunteer program?


This is your chance to share all you know about the German culture, such as the language, traditional food, German beer, dressing, landmarks and customs. Of course you will get a chance to immerse in our local Jamaican culture as well, as you learn about our food, music, traditions and our colourful Jamaican dialect known as Patois.


What better way of giving back than sharing all that is wonderful about the German culture to eager Jamaicans, many of whom would have no other means of learning the German Language? We can even make arrangements for you to visit a school to spend some time teaching students how to speak German.


So what are you waiting for? Embark on a life changing cultural adventure while volunteering and teaching German abroad in Jamaica today! Apply now to begin booking your trip to Jamaica.


What You Can Do While Teaching German Abroad:

  • *Teach German to children and adults of all ages at schools and in communities
  • *Share interesting aspects of the German culture such as songs, games, folklore, dances etc.
  • *Learn about the Jamaican culture by visiting our top attractions and excursions to explore the island’s beaches, caves, waterfalls, coffee, food, Reggae music and much more
  • *Do short presentations to students showing German traditional garments, beer and food
  • *Tell stories about the German culture and your experiences
  • *Introduce the class to German greetings, salutations, numbers, the alphabet etc.
  • *Teach students how to write, speak and read the German language fluently
  • *Let the class teach you how to speak Patois, which is our Jamaican dialect
Project Details

Teach German As A Foreign Language Volunteer Project Placements:

We can arrange projects across Jamaica, in areas such as Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Falmouth, Portland, St. Catherine, Negril and more


Language Training Centre – Volunteers who are certified to teach the German language and have teaching experience are eligible to teach at the language training centre of Jamaica. You can attend classes and teach students ranging from teenagers to adults.


Schools – Volunteers without teaching experience or formal training can visit kindergartens, primary schools, high schools or junior high schools to structure special classes to teach the students how to speak the German language, as well as about the German culture.



To be able to teach German language abroad in Jamaica, it is required that you be able to speak, read and write German and English fluently.


Project Activities:

During the application process we encourage applicants to begin making a list of the activities that they would like to do while teaching German abroad. Proper planning will go a long way in arranging an impactful project.


Cultural Learning Aids

We encourage volunteers to take along cultural learning aids with them to better immerse the students into the German culture. Some learning aids could include pictures or videos, traditional dresses/clothing, games, music, food items etc.



We have created our fundraising guide to assist volunteers who need help with raising funds to cover the cost of their program. We can also provide you with a letter of acceptance to help you when applying for grants or funding.


Combine Projects

This project may be combined to offer volunteers a diverse experience. Some of the other projects you can combine with 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 German as a foreign language programs run for a minimum of 1 week up to 3 months. If you hope to stay longer we will have to check the visa requirements of your country regarding travelling to Jamaica.


Your First Day:

On your first day your Program Advisor will accompany you to your project to introduce you to the local staff and show you around the property. After you have settled in your Program Advisor will show you where to buy lunch each day, and also ensure that you are aware of your objectives.


Daily Transportation:

Each day our drivers will take you to and from your volunteer project. Our drivers are cordial and punctual, and will transfer you safely.


Project Completion:

When you successfully complete your project we will present you with a Certificate of Participation signed by our General Manager, who will also sign any documents that you need to authenticate community service hours.


Recommended To Take With You:

For maximum comfort on your teach German abroad volunteer program, 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 German 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 German 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 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 teaching German 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 German 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 bus stop.


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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