LE at a Glance
Learning Enterprises is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to expanding global horizons through international service teaching. Learning Enterprises has been offering volunteers a once in a lifetime opportunity to teach English abroad since the organization was founded in 1992.
Learning Enterprises is guided by the 5 following principles:
1. Fostering Creativity
2. Expanding Horizons
3. Promoting Understanding
4. Spreading the Spirit of Volunteerism
5. Providing Rewarding Work Experience
With programs across eleven countries in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, Learning Enterprises provides volunteers with a unique opportunity to teach English in under-resourced areas and immerse themselves in the culture of their host community.
By volunteering with Learning Enterprises, volunteers agree that they will not receive any wages, benefits, insurance, or any other terms or conditions of employment. Learning Enterprises accepts applications and selects volunteers on an equal opportunity basis. However, volunteering does not create an employer/employee relationship with Learning Enterprises.
As a Learning Enterprises volunteer, you create and implement your own curriculum that best suits your class. While you have set work time, there is also free time that is yours to spend how you want with your host family, community, students, etc. Your host family will provide you with accommodations and regular meals, and have graciously agreed to share their cultural and familial heritage with you.
There are ZERO program fees. Volunteers are solely responsible for the cost of transportation to and from their program bases, along with any items not provided by host families.
Learning Enterprises requires that all applicants are at least 18 years old at the time of submitting their application, but there is no upper age limit for volunteers for any of our programs. Our programs are generally run by university students. As such, you should be prepared to function in a team of youth and take direction from our Program Directors.
You must be able to commit to the program and should anticipate spending the majority of your summer in country. Time varies from program to program. See www.learningenterprises.org for more information.