New Italy Service Program Starting Soon!

Our service program is moving to Sicily! Volunteers have taught conversational English in Italy as L’amico preferitos” (“favorite friends”) in small groups of youth and adults since 1995.  We’re currently finalizing plans to partner with the newly elected municipal government of Castelvetrano to provide conversational English for students of all ages.  Please call us at 800-487-1074 to obtain updates on this new opportunity.

FAQs: How to Teach English in Italy

  • No Professional Experience Necessary!

    English has become the language of commerce, technology and opportunity worldwide. Especially in times of economic distress, Italian students crave the opportunity to learn American English (the language of the internet) from native speakers to enhance their educational and employment opportunities. On a typical day, you create your own lesson plans from standard curriculum texts and our Conversational English Teaching Guide, engaging small groups of students in games and diverse interactive activities. In practice conversations, you may discuss North American culture, history, daily lifestyle, sports, and school systems. You might team teach, work one-on-one, or conduct classes on your own – depending on your style and comfort level.

Food and Lodging

Your health and safety are our highest priorities when you teach English in Italy. Teams are comfortably lodged in double occupancy hotel rooms with hot and cold running water  and private bathrooms.  single rooms are available for an extra fee.

Three meals of authentic Italian cuisine are included daily. Vegetarian diets can generally be accommodated.

“My personal opinion is that Global Volunteers represents the people of the United State in the most positive way. When I first met my American volunteers, I was surprised that they did not represent my previous ideas of Americans as self-absorbed and superficial. They….are laying the basic bricks of the greatest building in the world: Peace and brotherhood.

Patrizia MazzoliItaly Teacher

“Global Volunteers has formed this idea of creating peace and justice with other countries of the world, and this idea is not only plausible, but doable. Peace starts with a relationship, and Global Volunteers does just that – build relationships. With small steps, peace with other countries seems closer than we might think.”

Emily HabacivtchItaly Volunteer

“Walking up and down the 2,000-year-old steps put a different perspective on our daily teaching assignments. These steps have provided entry into a beautiful campus in an inspiring community for mankind throughout the ages. We walked in their shadows.”

Edythe McNickleItaly Volunteer

“It’s difficult to explain the wonderful feeling we have in Italy – making new friends, working as a team, interacting with students and staff, learning about the Italian culture, and enjoying the taste, smell, and sights of southern Italy.”

Ed and Carolyn MaruggiItaly volunteers

Be The Change.

Through important, full-day volunteer assignments, cultural activities and time for personal adventures, you’ll learn about the Italian people and remain forever invested. Our time-tested and proven philosophy of service ensures your efforts help advance the host community’s development vision and goals. You contribute to genuine development projects, and in doing so, you‘re accepted as family. Our commitment to work in partnership on long-term community projects enables you, in just a short time, to serve as a critical link in a chain of volunteer support spanning three decades.

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Single Room Fees and Availability