Become a World Explorer
Join World Explorers in Colombia and explore its colorful country and its people! Colombia's diverse culture is a product of its unique history and African, European, and Native Indian influences. For instance:
CHI works with a trusted partner agency to screen and interview potential host families. Our placement process is secure – we aim to find a family that best suits your personality and interests. World Explorers allows you to gain valuable experience teaching English in Colombia. Can you think of a better way to experience Colombia than by sharing your language and culture with a local host family where you will be considered part of the familia?
Our host families live in Bogota, the exciting capital of Colombia. This beautiful city is famous for its architecture, and there are plenty of parks and museums to wander through during your free time. The nightlife in Bogota is also excellent – you may even bump into Shakira on the dance floor! Past World Explorers have jumped at the chance to visit other areas of Colombia, such as Medellin in the north. Medellin has an enormous ecotourism park that offers hiking, kayaking, biking and camping. World Explorers ensures that your travel through this wonderful country will be safe and fun. Please be aware that host families may not always live in the city center as urban home space can be limited.
Learning Spanish? In Colombia, they speak Spanish very clearly in a way that is easy for beginners to pick up. You will definitely improve your comprehension and speaking skills once immersed in the local Colombian culture. World Explorers offers a life-changing experience abroad that will build your confidence and give you a new perspective on the world.
WE calculated the price for two scenarios. The first scenario considers your choices above. The second scenario is the scenario that offers the best value. We also compared our prices with two other options. A hostel-stay with 3 meals per day and a hotel-stay with 3 meals per day. For the hotel-stay, we considered 1-2 star hotels because we learned from past World Explorers that most of them are traveling on a budget. However, a home-stay (staying with a host family) is substantially better than a 2-star hotel-stay when all amenities, comfort, and support are considered. Aside from that, you will be staying with people who care about you, who will be sharing their culture with you, and who will embrace you as part of their family. These, as part of your life-changing experience, are priceless!
You will be traveling abroad on a tourist visa; hence, in most countries, you can only stay up to 90 days. We understand you might want to stay longer and we designed the World Explorers program to meet your desire. Instead of staying over 90 days in a country, we allow you, the World Explorer, to participate on a second adventure on a different country. And that is not all. You can actually participate as many times as you would like (some exclusions apply). Please contact a World Explorers customer care specialist for more information.
I had a great time tutoring my Colombian host family in Bogota. They were very nice and treated me like a daughter. My host mother made delicious food and we loved to watch telenovelas together. My host father even walked me to the bus stop every day to make sure I got on the right bus! I mainly tutored my host sister Victoria after school was out in the afternoons.In my free time, I had the chance to travel and discover the beautiful country. I made some great friends along the way. It was an experience I will always keep in my heart.Kia C. - World Explorer in Colombia, September 2013