We launched our first 10-day education trip back in the spring of 2013 and today it’s still our most popular program. Although volunteers’ main project is teaching English, these signature trips also include visits to various neighborhoods, non-profits and social enterprises around Port-au-Prince as well as trips to the beach and mountains. We pack a lot into 10 days and it’s a great introduction to this incredible country.
ITINERARY – 10 DAYS
DAY 1, FRIDAY
DAY 2, SATURDAY
Get a downtown tour including the palace, cathedral, iron market, and a visit to the museum to get a better understanding of this complicated country and its complicated past. Spend the afternoon doing a school-wide conversation class with EIM.
DAY 3, SUNDAY
Spend the day relaxing at the beach. This is the caribbean after all!
DAY 4-8, MONDAY — FRIDAY
Spend the mornings visiting and volunteering around town. Morning projects can include artisan workshops, alternative gardening, sports and arts projects with kids, a local’s tour of Cite Soleil and much, much more. Every afternoon head over to school to teach extra English classes to the eager scholars of EIM. Most evenings we’ll relax together back on base, other nights we’ll go out to local bars and catch live music. Friday evening head up to the mountains of Furcy for an overnight at an eclectic B&B in the woods.
DAY 9, SATURDAY
Wake up in the stunning mountain town of Furcy, which is quite a change of pace from the busy streets of Port-au-Prince. Take a hike down to a waterfall and enjoy the cool air before heading back to base for a final evening of fun with the students.
DAY 10, SUNDAY
After a group breakfast, we’ll make our way back to the airport. Fly home with new friends and amazing memories.
Never taught before? Don’t worry, EIM students are very welcoming and you’ll have a great time.
For more info about this trip including a packing list, check out our Details page.
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Don’t forget: Beyond creating employment, the proceeds from this trip will be donated back to English in Mind Institute – one of the only non-profit adult English schools in Port-au-Prince – allowing this important education to remain affordable.