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Working and volunteering


Colombia offers a decent array of volunteering opportunities.


  • There is a growing demand for qualified English-language teachers in Colombia. Some schools may be willing to pay cash-in-hand for a short period of time, but for longer-term employment you will have to find a school willing to organize a work visa.
  • As a general rule, the more popular the city is among travelers, the harder it will be to find employment; for example, Medellín is crammed with English teachers, while Cali is lacking.
  • Don't expect to get rich teaching English: you're unlikely to make more than a few million pesos a month, and usually much less.

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