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Verein: AFS Interkulturelle Begegnungen e.V.
Projekt: Teacher Asistant
Bewerbungsende: 01.10.2009
Status: Stelle gestrichen
Laufzeit: ab August 2010 - 12 Monate
Sprache im Projekt: keine Angaben

Diese Stelle ist nicht mehr verfügbar!

Bewerbungsbeginn für die Abreise im Sommer eines Jahres ist immer der 1. September des Vorjahres. Bewerbungsschluss ist 30. September.
Bewerbungsbeginn für die Abreise Anfang eines Jahres ist immer der 1. März des Vorjahres. Bewerbungsschluss ist der 30. März.

Anerkannter Kriegsdienstverweigerer (Anerkennung und PK Nummer können nach gereicht werden, muss aber bei Vertragsunterzeichnung vorliegen)
Alter: 18 bis 22 (Dienst muss vor Vollendung des 23. Lebensjahres angetreten werden)
Bereitschaft zum Aufbau eines Förderkreises
Ehrenamtliche Mitarbeit bei AFS oder einer anderen Jugendorganisation von Vorteil
Landes- und Sprachenkenntnisse des Gastlandes wünschenswert
Interesse an der internationalen Begegnung


The School

The high school is located in the central county of the province of Cartago. It is an urban area with a population of around 300.000 people. The city of Cartago is 25 km away from the Capital city of San José, in the Great Metropolitan Area of the country. The students come from this area or the neighbouring cities of Curridabat, Tres Ríos, Paraíso, and Tejar. The public transportation system offers bus services to all of these places. The predominating economical activities in the area are commerce, the manufacturing industry, and services. One of the four public universities run by the State is located in the area, and four private universities operate in the city. One of the country’s Community Colleges shares the campus with our high school. The city hospital is located two blocks away from the high school, and many private clinics offer their services too. The city of Cartago is surrounded by mountains and valleys in the country side, in which one can find some of the country’s most important tourist attractions, national parks and historical sites.
Most of the students in the high school come from middle-high class families that could be thought of as traditional, being composed by both parents and in most cases one or two siblings. The students have to pay a tuition to study in this school.
Students are mostly brought to school by car or means of transportation particularly hired by parents for this purpose, except for students who live within walking distance from the school.
The school has a cafeteria service, but students may also bring their lunch if they prefer to, and there are several microwave ovens placed around the high school for their use.

What will the FSJ´ler do?

The FSJ intern will work in a secondary school in Cartago, Costa Rica. General information about the school can be found in the attached school profile.

The intern’s working hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 am to 4 pm. He will have his proper workspace for the duration of the internship, most likely in a shared office.

His main areas of responsibility are:

• assisting in the physical education department
• assisting in the foreign language department
• assisting administration
• optionally assisting in the artistic department

In the academic field the intern will assist the teachers in classes and helping out with specific tasks. He will also be working after school classes with small groups of pupils giving them coaching in English.

One of the projects the intern will be in charge of is the opening of a German language club and a Volleyball club (optionally a music club). These clubs will be entirely under the responsibility of the intern, giving space for individual creativity. They will take place once or twice a week, depending on the schedule. The students’ participation in these clubs will be optional in the first half of the program (September – November) and compulsory in the second (January – July). In the school holidays between December and January the school will offer summer clubs, in which the intern will actively participate.

The administrative part of the internship largely consists of the planning of the next school year (the Costa Rican school year ends in November), academic and attendance statistics and managing the school’s database. The intern will be working in this area all year long, though most intensively during December and January.

In the first part of the year the school will organize some Spanish classes for the intern to ensure a quick entry in his daily work routine. His supervisors will be each head of the department which he’s working with as well as the coordinator of the program, Mr. Randall Pacheco. His vacations will be preset in the school’s vacations, two weeks in December, one week during Easter holidays and two weeks in July.