Babel Language School

We provide volunteer programs in teaching and volunteer abroad programs all year around for travellers that would like to visit Antalya, Turkey on the Mediterranean coast. We also have TEFL teacher training and Turkish Language courses at our school.

Are you ready to make a change?

ANTALYA, TURKEY
A wonderful volunteering program to make a change, and know friendly, unique and heart-warming Turkish families! We present this program only in Antalya which is the most popular city for tourism in Turkey.

Location: Antalya, Turkey
Turkey has been the birthplace of many great civilizations and is located at a point where three continents – Asia, Africa and Europe-meet.

Antalya, city on the Mediterranean coast of south-western Turkey, is the Turkish capital of international tourism. Situated by the Gulf of Antalya, the city of Antalya can be traced back in history as early as the 1st century BC when, as the legend has it, upon discovering this land, king Attalos II told his men that “this must be Heaven”.
Today, tourists who come here from all the corners of the world say that only after seeing a sunset at Antalya can one say they have seen everything a man is allowed to see in a lifetime.

Antalya is a tourism destination characterized by a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and fairly warm and rainy winters, one of the reasons why increasing numbers of tourists are turning to Antalya not only as a summer destination but also as a winter vacation resort.
(www.visit-antalya.com)

Volunteers contribute to society while meeting new people, having work experience and life skills and becoming part of social life in Turkey.

An Amazing Volunteer program
A wonderful volunteering program to make a change, and get to know friendly, unique and heart-warming Turkish families!
Volunteer Teaching Jobs include teaching English to poor, lower class children and adults between the ages of 5-40. They are generally beginners. The projects are either at orphanage or language schools in the city centre that is under the supervision of Ministry of National Education. Some available volunteer projects include teaching English; making class plans, preparing visual materials and internet resources. No experience required. Usually there will be a teacher to guide you. Duration is minimum 1 week. Projects available all year round.
Orientation: Orientation program will give you information about social and daily life in Turkey, tourism plans, transportation tips, clues about Turkish culture. Also, there will be project orientation during visiting the project area.
We will meet & greet you at the airport and go to your host family. On the next business day, you will have orientation and have a small city tour. Also you will arrange Turkish classes with the teacher during orientation.
You will have a local emergency number & support. You can also get advice from your program advisor in the Antalya office.

Where to visit: Old city of Antalya, Duden Waterfall, Beach park, Lara beach, Hadrian’s gate, Clock Tower, Antalya Museum, Ataturk’s House, Lara Sand Statue Site, Turkish baths, mosques and etc. You will be given some brochures and maps for the Antalya area.

How to apply:
1- Please fill in the application form and send a cover letter for volunteering + CV in English + and a passport copy.
2- We will process your application and contact with you for confirmation&invoices.
3- Send a deposit of 20% of the total program fee.
4- You will make your travel arrangements and send us your flight details.
5- The balance will be paid in cash within one week after arrival to host family. (in USD, Euro, GBP or Turkish Lira).

You should apply for the program 1 month before at the most. Late application is also possible depending on job availability.
Requirements: You are 16+, a healthy person with a minimum high school education with good social skills, no criminal record, no-smoking in classroom or public areas where students can see you. This program is open to worldwide participants.

Extra expenses: travel to/from Turkey, visa and passport expenses, health insurance (you should buy it in your home country), personal expenses, pocket money, calling cards, transportation to/from the project.
Turkish Language Course: You will have beginner Turkish language classes during your orientation. There is also an optional intensive Turkish Language course at Babel Language Centre.
Homestay: During volunteering, you will stay with a Turkish family. We carefully check host families. Turkish people are very hospitable and friendly.
Generally you will have a single room and a shared bathroom. Two applicants can also share the room (optional and only for two friends (only females or only males) or married couples). Some families have internet access, there are many internet cafes in the city and it costs half dollar per hour. You will have a Turkish breakfast (cheese, olives, jams, bread, honey, eggs, etc), lunch and dinner. Lunch is packed or it can be at the work place. If you have any dietary limitations, you must state it in your application form.
Visa: You can purchase a visa at the airport upon arrival. Generally, you (EU and US citizens) will get a tourist visa for 90 days. This visa can be extended later. You should also check the visa issues with the Turkish consulate website as there are different regulations for some nationals.

Other Activities: You can learn how to make a traditional Turkish dish and Turkish coffee or see traditional bread-making. We can take you to a local market for shopping food&clothes. Also there may be a traditional wedding at the weekend.

Free time extras: Disco/Bar nights, Adrasan Tour, Cakirlar Village Tour, Marina Tour, Olympos city&beach tour, Turkish Night-Belly Dance Tour, Trekking, Mountain Climbing, Bungee jumping, Rafting…


Note: These prices remain subject to change in case of major currency fluctuations. Contact our office.

Payment: a non-refundable deposit of 20% of the total program fee is required with the application. The balance of the fee is paid within a week after arrival.

Fee includes: application processing, orientation, Turkish language course, accommodation, airport transfer (round trip), city tour, meals, local support.


More info
Antalya: http://www.antalya.bel.tr/en/
http://www.antalya-ws.com/
Turkish Cuisine: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_cuisine
Antalya Climate: http://www.climate-charts.com/Locations/
Antalya Airport : http://www.celebi-ic.com/en/index.asp
Turkish lira-exchange rates: www.xe.com
Flights to Antalya: www.thy.com, www.sunexpress.com, www.flypgs.com
Visa for Turkey: http://www.turkeyforyou.com/travel_turkey_visa
http://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/


Duration / Dates

all year around

Costs / Pay

Costs:
Length of Stay Cost (in USD)
1 week program 300
2 weeks program 500
4 weeks program 800
8 weeks program 1300
12 weeks program 2000

Contact / Enquiry

Enquiry


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