In the summer of 2019, the Macedonia School
Project will begin its sixth year of coordinating
interested American volunteers in providing
conversational English to Macedonian students.

The program’s goal is twofold: to provide
volunteers with a meaningful, quality experience
in Macedonia while supporting aspiring
Macedonian students in improving their English
language skills.
Qualifications: Experienced or retired teachers or
college level students interested in teaching and
gaining a cross-cultural experience. Others
comfortable in school classrooms are welcome to apply.
Costs: Air-flight is approximately $1,800 to reach Ohrid, Macedonia (from Portland OR) which is the
responsibility of the volunteer. Program fee is $650* for a 2-week experience (mid-June/mid-July).
The program fee cover accommodations, Macedonian teacher and interpreter time and supplies. No
funds go to the Macedonia Schools Project. Since the MSP is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization your
costs may be tax deductible.
Accommodations (optional): Volunteer costs cover housing with a local Macedonian family within
walking distance of the school and includes breakfast each day.
Transportation: MSP hosts will meet you at the Ohrid airport or bus station and provide
transportation to your housing.
Teaching environment: The MSP will provide students, classrooms and a qualified Macedonian
teacher/translator to work with you to ensure the highest quality experience for you and the
students. They will also assist you in developing appropriate lesson plans to suit the program
participants, students and teachers. All students involved will have some knowledge of English but
need practice in using their language skills with native English speakers.
The Macedonian classrooms have limited resources so volunteers are encouraged to bring educational
materials. In addition, volunteer teachers are encouraged to introduce other subjects such as art,
science, music, biology or other topics you feel comfortable with. They will be expected to teach
about 1-2 hours a day, 5 days each week.
Volunteer teachers are free to experience the many cultural and historical offerings available in the
Ohrid area during the summer.
For more information contact Tom Lineham, Coordinator for the Macedonia Schools Project at:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Or: 360-977-2237. The MSP website page that includes additional photos and
information about MSP projects is:
*note: volunteers make their own housing arrangements which reduces the program fee to
$300 per volunteer.