Cultural Exchange Internship in Palestine!

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La Casa Learning Center
Ain Sara Street
Detroit, MI
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Full-time, Unpaid

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Description

Engage with your international student peers Help them learn about life in your home country and your culture while you learn about theirs. This is a great way to internationalize your education and gain cultural diversity experience here in Palestine. Our cultural exchange program aim to explore the Palestinian culture and participate in meaningful conversations with Palestinian students and professionals. Through our work La Casa advances the free exchange of ideas and culture through education service outreach and engagement. By living with Palestinian host families internationals have the opportunity to experience Palestinian culture and daily living practice Arabic with native speakers and make long-lasting Palestinian friendships. International students also study Arabic in a classroom with a professional instructor. This provides participants with the opportunity to improve their Arabic ability particularly their oral Arabic skills. In addition participants will participate in carefully selected cultural activities and events as a way to broaden their knowledge and understanding of the Arabic language and Palestinian society. Arabic classes will focus on conversational Arabic and on practical terms in spoken Arabic. By living with Palestinian host families internationals have the opportunity to experience Palestinian culture and daily living practice Arabic with native speakers and make long-lasting Palestinian friendships. International students also study Arabic in a classroom with a professional instructor. Goals of the Cultural Exchange Program building relationships gaining international awareness and understanding taking part in a mission volunteer project appreciation of cultural diversity and acceptance gain a better understanding of the world that we live in and cultivating the meaning of healthy spirit mind. This program is for internationals who wish to -Improve their spoken oral conversational Arabic and build their vocabulary -Learn about and experience Palestinian Arab culture and daily life -Visit places of interest in Palestine and Israel Highlights -3 hours of in-class Arabic instruction per week focusing on spoken Arabic -Co-curricular activities designed to enhance formal study -Conversation partner program which offers a chance to interact with native-speakers Program Length 2-12 weeks We at La Casa believe that the host family component of our programs is the most important aspect of the cross-cultural exchange experience as it allows Palestinian families the rewarding experience of having a new family member from another country while offering program participants the opportunity to become a member of an Palestinian family and to be immersed in everyday Palestinian culture. Please e-mail your resume CV to LaCasaLearningCenter@gmail.com and reference the program title in the subject line. Please Note This program is in Hebron West Bank Palestine

Responsibilities

Interns will work approximately 20-25 hours per week or more if desired. Interns will lead conversation classes with Palestinian students where cultural differences similarities will be discussed as well as current events aspirations and any other relevant topics. Through this interaction Interns will be assisting Palestinian students with practicing English and gaining a better understanding of other cultures.

Requirements

No experience required. Must be fluent in English.

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