2020progannSince 2013, the Macedonia Schools Project has recruited interested volunteers to provide conversational English to Macedonian students.

The program’s goal is twofold: to provide volunteers with a meaningful, quality experience in The Republic of North Macedonia while supporting aspiring 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 $700* for a 2-week experience (mid-June/mid-July). The program fee covers accommodations, Macedonian teacher and interpreter time and supplies. 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. See the MSP website page for photos and information about MSP projects at: www.makschools.info.
*note: volunteers who make their own housing arrangements reduces the program fee to $350 per volunteer.