|from $2,895* per person||21 Days||February-December
Exertion level: 4
|Operator: Global Volunteers
20 people max
An enchanting and picturesque land where past and present rub shoulders, Romania is a nation of medieval cities, painted monasteries and towering mountains. Her people are likewise captivating, having survived a tumultuous history and a recent revolution with grace and fierce pride.
We need you now to care for needy and abandoned babies and teach English to middle- school and high-school students. No matter the circumstances of their birth, infants, toddlers and teens understand the nurturing touch and kind words of a caring adult. You can contribute to their long-term development!
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1 testimonial about this trip
Reviewer: Melinda Porter
"The children at the Tutova Hospital remain a source of inspiration, frustration and adoration all rolled into one. . .we find reasons for delight in every first smile, crawl, sound and new motor skill of these children weâ€™ve so quickly come to love."
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- Family oriented trip.
Romania Work Projects
Global Volunteers' unique philosophy of service ensures your work projects help advance the host community's current development vision and goals. Always serving at the invitation and under the direction of host community partners, each Global Volunteers team member works alongside local people, and personally contributes to needed project financing through their service program fee. Our long-term commitment to work in partnership on sustained community development projects enables you, in just a short time, to serve as a critical link in a chain of lasting community enhancements.
Global Volunteers' Romanian hosts enable you to assist them with two different, but very important, projects: Caring for babies in Romania
Care for abandoned or disabled infants and toddlers:
The Tutova Clinic cares for severely underweight babies who arrive shortly after birth to be nurtured back to health. The babies are generally scheduled to stay at the clinic for about a year, or until they can be reunited with their families. Unfortunately, in 25 percent of the cases, the parents never return. Many of the children who end up at a pediatric recovery clinic are there because their parents are among the poorest of the poor. You can make a significant contribution to the health and development of these children.
As a volunteer, you'll care for and play with these infants and toddlers - giving them the stimulation, love, and nurturing that they miss in this institutional setting. Because Global Volunteers' commitment is to provide up to 16 three-week teams of volunteers in most years, your contribution will be matched over and over again so each child receives nearly constant attention and care throughout the year.
Teach conversational English to high school students:
The Alexandru Ioan Cuza Industrial High School was originally founded in 1954 as a Vocational School for the Ball Bearings Enterprise of Barlad and used to train skilled workers for three Romanian cities.
In 1990, the school officially became a high school and was named after the first ruler of the Romanian United Principalities – Alexandru Ioan Cuza. Today this school teaches more than 2000 students between the ages of fifteen and nineteen years with more than 1200 of the students studying English.With only two formal English teachers on staff, the Alexandru Ioan Cuza Industrial High School of Barlad has invited Global Volunteers to assist them. Working at the school on a full-time basis is only an option on June, July, and August teams.
While the Romanian English teachers provide the students with knowledge of English grammar and literature, your role will be to get the students to actually apply their English to everyday subjects. eeting and talking to native speakers is critical for them, as all will have to take a proficiency test at the end of high school, a test that for some will determine their university path. Moreover, most students recognize that it is difficult to find a good job without a strong command of English. This is an enormous change for a country where talking to a foreigner was a crime before 1989.
Your role as a volunteer will be to build on their current skill set—and on the work of the Global Volunteers who may have preceded you—so that these young people realize the benefits that a command of English accords in a transitional economy such as Romania's.
The students have told us that one of the best things the volunteers provide is an opportunity to practice and make mistakes with someone who is not grading them. You will focus on providing the students with conversational practice in everyday subjects and real-life situations.You can spend time talking freely about life and customs in North America and encouraging students to share information about their own lives. The cultural interchange is every bit as important as the language practice.
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