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Travel to Colombia on a budget

World Explorers is the the ideal program for adventure travelers, a gap year or traveling on a budget. You receive a private room and three daily meals in exchange of teaching English for 15 hours weekly to your host family.

The rest of the time is yours to explore as you wish!

Neither degree nor experience is required. You also don’t need to speak the local language. 
Your Destination


Famous City
Popular Dish
Bandeja Paisa
Main Tourist Attraction
Catedral de Sal
$1 buys $3864.74 Colombian Peso

Join World Explorers in Colombia and explore its colorful country and its people! Colombia’s diverse culture is a product of its unique history and African, European, and Native Indian influences. For instance:

  • Over 87 indigenous ethnic groups that represent 1.5 percent of the country’s total population and speak 64 native languages that belong to 22 linguistic families
  • Several million Afro-Colombians represent nearly 16 percent of the population
  • Over 30 million mestizo inhabitants with an immense variety of cultural traditions
  • Nearly 12,000 gypsies who descend from Colonial times, and several other immigrant groups in different regions of the country

CHI works with a trusted partner agency to screen and interview potential host families. Our placement process is secure – we aim to find a family that best suits your personality and interests. World Explorers allows you to gain valuable experience teaching English in Colombia. Can you think of a better way to experience Colombia than by sharing your language and culture with a local host family where you will be considered part of the familia?

Our host families live in Bogota, the exciting capital of Colombia. This beautiful city is famous for its architecture, and there are plenty of parks and museums to wander through during your free time. The nightlife in Bogota is also excellent – you may even bump into Shakira on the dance floor! Past World Explorers have jumped at the chance to visit other areas of Colombia, such as Medellin in the north. Medellin has an enormous ecotourism park that offers hiking, kayaking, biking and camping. World Explorers ensures that your travel through this wonderful country will be safe and fun. Please be aware that host families may not always live in the city center as urban home space can be limited.

Learning Spanish? In Colombia, they speak Spanish very clearly in a way that is easy for beginners to pick up. You will definitely improve your comprehension and speaking skills once immersed in the local Colombian culture. World Explorers offers a life-changing experience abroad that will build your confidence and give you a new perspective on the world.

Some of the overseas partner agencies we work with place restrictions on age. We recommend this destination for travelers ages 18-40. Some older candidates may be considered, but we cannot guarantee it.


In order to teach English in Colombia you must:

Be at least 18 years old

Be a high school graduate

Be flexible and adaptable to a different culture

Be respectful of your host family’s rules

Be a fluent English speaker *

* from the United States, Canada, UK, Australia or New Zealand. Residents from other countries may only be considered if they are completely fluent in English
Travel options from 30 to 90 days

Program Costs

CHI is a non-profit organization, but we still have fixed costs that are necessary for running the program. Our overseas partners are actually for-profit, and we must take that into consideration as well. Our partners do the work to find and screen excellent host families that match your interests and needs!

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Live as a local, being hosted by locals. It is cheaper and you learn valuable insights about their culture and way of life.



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Experiences abroad

I had a great time tutoring my Colombian host family in Bogota. They were very nice and treated me like a daughter. My host mother made delicious food and we loved to watch telenovelas together. My host father even walked me to the bus stop every day to make sure I got on the right bus! I mainly tutored my host sister Victoria after school was out in the afternoons.In my free time, I had the chance to travel and discover the beautiful country. I made some great friends along the way. It was an experience I will always keep in my heart.
Kia C.
World Explorer in Colombia
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