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ESL & Music Outreach

Project #: 113587
Country: Central Asia
Dates: August 11, 2017 to December 22, 2017
Length: 134 Days
Team Members: 2 students needed (Male or Female)
Minimum Education: College Freshman
Cost: $3,950.00
(Includes cost of airfare, housing, food, insurance, visa, local transportation. Does not include cost of passport and innoculations)
Job Description:
Does this sound like your cup of java: We need points of contact to build relationships with local students who are tired of their parents religion and look to the West for hope. Start English conversation groups in an ESL office and for the more outgoing, in local cafes, drinking coffee or tea and sharing how God can be a relevant part of their lives. Sing and play musical instruments, including using local genre, in remote villages in order to share with listeners. Additionally, you also may work out of an ESL office teaching music, art, photography, etc. to the high school and college students or read/tell stories on weekends to the youth of tomorrow. Come see what God is doing and build relationships that may last you a lifetime!

Cultural Information:
Locals may be suspicious at first but are generally very hospitable to foreigners. Dress is conservative. Young men and women are often particular about their appearance and dress fashionably. We prefer you not to wear religious jewelry or clothing with crosses. Tattoos and piercings are okay if done in good taste. Use of all tobacco and alcohol products are prohibited. Cultural and language orientation will be given upon arrival.

Geographic Information:
The population segment of the towns and villages where activities will be done is predominately Muslim and Eastern Orthodox. For details, begin with: State Department Background Notes http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3236.htm

Available Housing:
Students may be accommodated in an apartment with phone, internet, and TV. Housing may also available in other pre-arranged locations perhaps with nationals or local workers.

Health Considerations:
Good physical shape necessary. You should be able to walk up to 2 miles a day and climb five flights of stairs (if you live on the 5th floor of a building, you would be walking up/down 5 flights perhaps multiple times daily). Those with an allergy to cigarette smoke should not apply. Recommend Hepatitis B Shot and Rabies.

To be discussed on a case by case basis. You need to be able to walk 2 or more miles per day in an urban setting and on uneven sidewalks. Those with debilitating diseases are not recommended for this assignment due to the possible strenuous nature o

Equipment to Bring:
To be discussed with field upon acceptance of assignment.