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Can you speak and write the German Language fluently? And are you looking to travel abroad to a developing 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 colorful 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.

Your Rewards

  • 10% off all tours & adventures
  • Teaching volunteer certificate
  • Up to 40 volunteer hours each week
  • Daily mentorship sessions
  • Jamaican culture course (online)
  • Patois (local dialect) language course (online)



No experience is needed to join our teaching German abroad project, however, if you do have experience and qualifications for teaching then you may qualify for an advanced placement.

Ideal Volunteers

  • Anyone who can fluently speak, read and write German
  • Natives of Germany who can share their culture
  • German teachers either currently practicing, retired or in training
  • Students, teens and young adults who would like to teach children the German language
  • Couples and families, with at least 1 member able to teach German
  • Corporate groups with employees fluent in German
  • Business owners with an interest in education, or those interested in sharing their talents
  • Mature volunteers

Planning Your Project Activities

We encourage all volunteers to properly plan for their teach German abroad project, to ensure they get the most out of their experience, and that you can make the biggest impact possible. After you have been accepted into the project we can set up an online meeting to brainstorm the activities you would like to do as you teach German as a foreign language.

Some examples of teaching activities include:


  • Teach German to children and adults of all ages at schools and in communities
  • Share interesting aspects of 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 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
  • Learn how to speak Patois, which is our Jamaican dialect

These are just some examples. Feel free to discuss any other activities you would like to engage in during your project.

Your First Day

On the first day of your teach German as a foreign language project you will be accompanied to your work site by your Project Advisor. You will receive a tour of the grounds, meet other teachers and students, get settled in and receive orientation. You will also be assigned a supervisor and learn where you will get daily lunch.

Afternoon And Weekends

On some afternoons after your volunteer work is completed, as well as on weekends, you can join one of our tour and cultural adventure packages to have some fun and experience some of the best attractions in Jamaica. We always encourage our volunteers to work hard and play hard as well while they teach German abroad.

Project Completion

Once you have completed your teaching German abroad volunteer projects, you will receive your Volunteer Certificate. We will also sign any documents that you need to prove community service or volunteer hours completed.

Cultural Learning Aids

To spice up your program we suggest that you take along some items or pictures/videos to showcase the German 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.

Resources For Teaching German Abroad

It is a good idea for all volunteers to do some form of fundraising back home to help collect cash and items to help you fund your teach German language project, as well as to get supplies to help with your lessons. These include markers, pens, pencils, crayons, stickers and more.

We will provide you with a list of recommended resources before you arrive so that you can begin gathering them as soon as possible.

Recommended To Take With You

  • Money to purchase lunch ($3 – $5 USD per day)
  • Insect repellent to prevent mosquito and bug bites
  • Supplies to assist with your project
  • A camera to take pictures
  • Sunscreen if you intend to play in the sun or sunbathe
  • A reusable water bottle
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Notebook or electronic device to take notes
  • Cash for any shopping or excursions
  • Water shoes if you plan on swimming
  • Teaching aids or materials to help complete your lessons


Barnett’s Homestay – Jamaican Homebase

Barnetts Homestay 2023

Our primary accommodation is Barnett’s Homestay, located in the quiet community of Portmore, St. Catherine. You will stay with Jomo Barnett, the Director of Jamaica International Projects, and his family during your project. This is your chance to live with a Jamaican family and learn our culture.

Amenities at Barnett’s Homestay include:

  • Shared dorm room with air conditioning and spacious beds
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day
  • Eat authentic and delicious Jamaican meals, or request meals for special diets
  • Private room available upon request
  • WiFi
  • Rooms and common areas cleaned daily
  • Clean towels, wash rags, blankets and bed linen provided
  • Live with a local family and learn our culture
  • Cable television
  • Work area
  • Games and activities planned each night

Daily Meals

Our teaching German abroad projects include full breakfast and dinner each day. We cater to volunteers with special dietary requirements such as diabetes, allergies, vegans and more.

Jamaican Culture Course Online

After you pay the processing fee to join this project, you will be able to create your account on our website and enroll in our digital culture classes, even before you arrive. This course includes several videos, worksheets, and learning materials where you learn all about Jamaica’s culture, and cover topics such as our food, government, history, traditions, norms, religion, and more.

Jamaican Language Classes

As a part of your teaching German abroad jamaica package, you will also get access to our online course to learn how to speak, write and understand Patois (pronounced Pat-Wah), which is our local dialect.


All volunteers who teach German in Jamaica will receive orientation and support documents on your first day. During orientation, we go over volunteer days and times, meal times, accommodation rules, transportation and much more. We will also give you tips on life in Jamaica.

Mentorship Session/Review Of The Day

We also provide daily mentorship sessions for teenagers or a general review of your day’s activities for more experienced volunteers. You are free to discuss the challenges you faced that day, the activities and lessons you completed with your students, your plans for the following day, and ask any questions you may have. These sessions last between 15-30 minutes and will be done either in person, online or by phone.


Airport Pickup

We will pick you up at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston (KIN) or Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay (MBJ). Our driver will have a sign saying “Jamaica International Projects”, and you will be transferred directly from the airport to your accommodation.

Daily Transfers

As part of your teaching German overseas project, we will transfer you to and from both your accommodation and your volunteer site.

Tour Transfers

A Project Advisor will accompany you on all tours and outings to function as your guide. Your teach German abroad project includes transfers for all tours and cultural adventures that your purchase.

Return To Airport

At the conclusion of your teaching German abroad project, we will take you back to the airport so you can catch your flight back home.


NB: All prices below are quoted in USD and are based per person

Volunteer To Teach German Online

1 Person – $399
3 or More – $200

Stay at home and volunteer online to teach German to Jamaicans

Teach German Placement Only

1 Person – $349
3 or More – $175

We arrange your volunteer project & provide you with pre-arrival support

1 Day Teaching German Abroad

Cost – Varies

We arrange a 1 day German volunteer program if you are short on time but still want to give back

Full Volunteer Packages

Teach German Abroad Processing Fee (Added To Total)

1 Person – $199
3 or More – $100

Barnett’s Homestay

1 Week – $640
Extra Weeks – $550 per week

Partner Accommodation

1 Week – $755
Extra Weeks – $620 per week

Full Project Cost Calculator

Price Includes

  • Pre-arrival support and assistance
  • Sourcing your teach German as a foreign language placement
  • Orientation and support documentation on the day of arrival
  • Online Jamaican culture training course (certificate awarded at the end)
  • Online culture course (certificate awarded at the end)
  • Daily mentorship/review of the day’s activities of your volunteer project
  • Pickup from airport and transfer to accommodation
  • Private room or spacious dorm room at the designated accommodation. Live with a local host family in a home stay
  • Full breakfast daily
  • Barnett’s Homestay includes dinner
  • Daily transportation to and from volunteer work site
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Teaching volunteer certificate upon successful completion of your program
  • Return transfer to the airport
  • Successful program grants pre-approval for alumni discounts and perks
  • 10% Discount off all tours and adventures
  • 1 complimentary trip to a nearby beach

Price Excludes

  • Visa application cost or fees (if applicable)
  • Daily lunch
  • Additional Meals
  • Personal shopping money
  • Airfare expenses or taxes
  • Weekend tour and adventure projects
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Any teaching equipment or material needed to complete your project

Payment Methods

You can choose between 2 payment methods to secure your teach German language trip:

Credit Card: If your package total is less than $8,000 USD, you may choose to pay with a credit card. All credit card payments will incur a 5% processing fee.

Wire Transfer: If your package is greater than $8,000 USD, you will have to pay via wire transfer. You are required to pay the international wire transfer fee for this payment method.


Step One (Research and Booking)

Once you have decided to join our teach German overseas project, complete the inquiry form or contact us to let us know that you are interested in joining. We will then send you the volunteer application form for the volunteer format that you selected (online, placement only, or full volunteer project).

Note: By submitting the application you will NOT be making a binding commitment to join the project.

Step Two (Online Meeting)

We will review your application and get to you within 24 hours to let you know if you have been accepted into the program. Either before or after you apply, you can visit our calendar and schedule an online meeting where we can discuss your goals, the areas you are interested in teaching, and ask us questions.

Step Three (Document Submission)

Once you are accepted into our teaching German abroad jamaica project, you will be required to submit your documents as soon as possible These include:

  • 2 Reference letters (1 personal, 1 professional)
  • 1 recent photo id (passport, national id, school id, or driver’s license)
  • 1 police report/criminal background check
  • Completed volunteer application form
  • Proof of qualification to teach (if you are seeking a placement as a qualified teacher)
  • Proof of travel insurance (You can purchase affordable IMG travel medical insurance here) *not needed for online projects
  • Flight itinerary *not needed for online projects

Step Four (Finalizing Payments)

Make your outstanding payments. Full volunteer projects have the option to join a 3-month payment plan.


  • I spent (only) 5 days at Reliance Basic School at Braeton and I can say it was one of the best experiences in my whole life. I was there as an Italian/English teacher but mostly I helped the teacher out with the program. The whole staff was very kind and supportive of me and the children were simply amazing. They called me Uncle David and they were so cute. I honestly think that five days were not enough but unfortunately, I couldn’t stay longer.

    I definitely recommend this volunteering program to anybody who wants to have a great experience in a real Jamaican environment. It’s not just about teaching to them, but also about learning from them.


    Teaching Volunteer
  • WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. This was a life changing experience. The children were so great. They gave me and taught me so much more than I gave them. This was one of the most satisfying trips I’ve ever done. Jomo, his mother and Dwayne were great hosts and caretakers. Jamaica and its people will forever be in my heart.

    Christelle Ugbaja
  • Unforgettable experience! All of you should try it. It was only my first-time volunteering and I’d love to do it again through the same Jamaica International Projects.

    Asimina Kosti-Stavri
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