Colombia

...a real land of fantasy populated by the happiest people on earth.

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Colombia

Colombia; a land of unbelievable mystique, sights, sounds, smells, colors and the friendliest most welcoming, musical, creative and yes, happiest people you will ever meet in your lifetime. 

With a plethora beaches, towering mountains, tropical rainforests and bright, bold, bustling cities; long gone are the images of its illicit past. 

Consistently rated as one of the happiest places on earth, a magical experience full of fantastic food, musical rhythms, multitudes of colour and unmatched cultural diversity await you.  

Take a look at some of our unique program opportunities in one of the most spectacular and energetic places in South America. 

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This is a unique opportunity to take in all of the magic and mystique of beautiful Colombia at your own leisure. Make your own goals, set your own time frames, and work where and when you want to. There is full flexibility with this option to fully discover the true beauty of Colombia whilst earning money at the same time. INTERNeX will help guide you in finding a job and setting up accommodation, however with this option the ultimate decision on where you go and what you do is entirely up to your own motivation and decision when you’re in the country.

Whats Included

  • Information on how to look for a job in Colombia
  • Job interview Workshop on location
  • Ongoing service and support as necessary from INTERNeX
  • 2 nights accommodation in a hostel when you land (shared room)
  • 2 continental style breakfasts
  • Free internet at hostel
  • Resume assistance, upgrade your resume to fit Colombian employer demands
  • City and Regional Transit Information as required
  • Mail-holding service (1 year)
  • 24 hour emergency number

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Working in magical Colombia for either 6 months or a year. You will be teaching English in a school in one of 24 different regions in Colombia. This program is a paid placement with fellows earning a monthly stipend to live and teach in Colombia. Working 5 days a week, this once in a lifetime opportunity is a great way to makes a difference to the lives of Colombians and also experience first hand this stunningly magnificent country.

Whats Included

  • Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $1,500,000 COP, along with a completion bonus.
  • Free housing for the first month of the program
  • Food and board covered during orientation
  • English Teaching Course
  • Colombian ID Card
  • Local medical insurance
  • Covered Visa fee
  • Fellows will receive an ESL Teaching certificate after completing a two week training course prior to being placed in a school.
  • Local medical insurance
  • Transport from orientation to placement city
  • You will have a large support system in place to assist in your time here, not only from the INTERNeX Team but from Regional Coordinators in Colombia and Colombian co-teachers.
  • You will be ensured a safe, supportive, and fun work environment to immersive yourself into within a whole new culture.
  • Life long experience that will stay with you and benefit you, not only a professional level but on a personal one also.
  • Full support from the INTERNeX team throughout the whole process including pre and post departure, including résumé and interview assistance. We will help you through every step of the application, and will offer support and advice 24/7 to our candidates while in Colombia.
Program Requirements
  • Native English speaker or non-native English speaker with Level C1 certified
  • Professional
  • Degree qualification
  • Minimum age 21 years to maximum 50 years old
  • Biography
  • Mental and physical capacity to teach students and facilitators (both children and adults)
  • Maturity, flexibility, accountability and able to demonstrate commitment
  • 2 Recommendation Letters
  • Copy of passport
  • Online application
  • Registry form
  • International Medical Insurance
  • Criminal background check
  • Experience of having traveled or lived in another country, especially in a Latin American country (Desirable)
  • TELF Certification (Desirable)
  • Teaching experience (Desirable)
  • Basic level of Spanish (Desirable)
A REFUNDABLE 400USD deposit required in order to participate in the program which is fully refunded on completion of placement.

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  • Bogota the capital is the highest city in the world at 8,360ft above sea level
  • Over 11% of the Country is covered in National Park space, that’s equivalent to 55,000 square miles
  • “hormigas culonas” (ants with big butts) are fried and sold on the streets as snacks.
  • 2nd most biodiverse country after Brazil which is 10 times bigger
  • Colombia spends more on education than any other Latin American country
  • Bogota has South America’s largest network of bicycle routes: over 300km stretching from slum areas and suburbs to the city centre. (Source: Danish Architecture Centre, 2014)
  • Although having a bad reputation for drugs and a eclectic past, the reality of Colombia is completely different. It is a extremely diverse nation with hope, beauty and caring people.