Alemania Pro International

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 Pro International, es una de las organizaciones alemanas con las que colaboramos.

Who are we? Pro International e.V.is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation and has been founded in 1956 in Marburg (where also our office is located), influenced by experiences during the Second World War. The main aim was and still is working for peace, bringing young people from different nationalities together in order to learn more about other social, cultural and political living conditions. We are offering workcamps (Short Term Projects) almost all over the year, mainly in summer.More at: http://pro-international.de/

Criteria for taking part in our projects

Volunteers:
– have to be 16 years old at least, max. 26 (exceptions for older volunteers are possible)
– for our language-projects: need to have already at least basic knowledge of German.

Pro international spring-workcamps 2016   (Inscripción)

PRO-01 Marburg-Stadtwald         19.03.-02.04.                10 vols. MANU/LANG

PRO-02 Marburg-Stadtwald         09.04.-23.04.                10 vols. MANU/LANG

PRO-03 Marburg-Stadtwald         18.06.-02.07.                10 vols. MANU/LANG

Language: German

Project: Host organisation is the municipality of Marburg. They have already been organising international volunteer camps for many years. It is a workcamp including German language training. The lectures will be two hours every day (excluding Saturday and Sunday when the group will go on excursions). The main topic during the lectures will be intercultural diversities. So the basis of the lectures will be communication first and grammar second. The teachers will be native speakers, partly trained teachers, partly students. The language-course will not have the same standard like a professional language-school, but past experiences with this concept have given very good results.

Work: Participants will be doing various manual works to prepare the area (youth-holiday-camp “Freizeitgelaende Stadtwald”) for (or after) the summer leisure activities of the municipality. It means for example clearing the place, gardening, painting, building up/taking down tents. Time of work will be 4-5 hours on four days per week, excluding Saturday and Sunday.

Accommodation: Will be in a house with several-bed-rooms, kitchen, bathroom, shower. Cooking, cleaning, shopping etc. will be done by the group itself. Like in each workcamp, accommodation, food and travel-costs for excursions are free as well as materials/copies needed for the lectures.

Location: Marburg is an historical and picturesque old university town, 100 km north of Frankfurt/Main. It has 82.000 inhabitants, including 25.000 students (from actual 120 different countries). The camp is located on a wooded hill named “Stadtwald”, in a youth-holiday-camp 5 km far from the city centre. A good bus-connection allows to go to downtown.

Terminal: Train-station Marburg-Lahn; next airport Frankfurt/Main or Frankfurt-Hahn.

Special requirements: As the language course is not for absolute beginners, participants must be able already to communicate in German, at least on a level which ensures simple communication. Participants also must be willing to communicate with each other during the camp in German and not in English or in their own mother tongue for the whole time, not only during the lectures. This is one important part of the concept.

Special remark: Because of the language-course there is an extra-fee of 160,00 EUR to be paid upon arrival. A certificate for participating in the language-course will be given at the end of the camp.

Age: 16-26 (exceptions for older volunteers are possible).

PRO-11 Marburg-Marbach 29.05.-10.06. 16 vols. ENVI/LANG  (Inscripción)

Language: German

Project: Host organisation is an environmental organisation: “Nature Friends” of Marburg. They have already been organising international volunteer camps for many years. It is a workcamp including German language training. The lectures will be daily, two hours per day (excluding Saturday and Sunday when the group will go on excursions). Bigger groups will be generally divided in two classes, depending on level of knowledge. One topic during the lectures will be intercultural diversities. So the basis of the lectures will be firstly communication and secondly grammar. The teachers will be native speakers, partly trained teachers, partly students. The language-course won’t have the same standard like a professional language-school, but past experiences with this concept have given very good results.

Work: Main work will be in the forest, as maintenance of young stands, field mapping of new trees, planting of rare trees, searching and marking of habitat trees, waters care. Participants will also be doing various manual works to prepare the area around the house of the nature-friends for leisure activities of groups coming from the city. Time of work will be 5-6 hours daily, excluding Saturday and Sunday.

Accommodation: will be in a house with several-bed-rooms, kitchen, bathroom, showers. Cooking, cleaning, shopping etc. will be done by the group itself. Like in each workcamp, accommodation, food and travel-costs for excursions are free as well as materials/copies needed for the lectures.

Location: Marburg is a historical and picturesque old university town, 100 km north of Frankfurt/Main. It has 82.000 inhabitants, including 25.000 students (from actual 120 different countries). The camp is located approx. 2 km away from the city centre.

Terminal: Train-station Marburg-Lahn; next airport Frankfurt/Main or Frankfurt-Hahn.

Special requirements: As the language course is not for absolute beginners, participants must be able already to communicate in German, at least on a level which ensures simple communication. Participants also must be willing to communicate with each other during the camp in German and not in English or in their own mother tongue for the whole time, not only during the lectures. This is one important part of the concept.

Special remark: Because of the language-course there is an extra-fee of 160,00 EUR to be paid upon arrival. A certificate for participating in the language-course will be given at the end of the camp.

Age: 16-26 (exceptions for older volunteers are possible).

PRO-PERM Marburg Open/Permament German language project 31.01.-30.06.16 10 vols. MANU/LANG   (Inscripción)

Language: German

Project: Our partners are the municipality of Marburg and the “Friends of nature” (Naturfreunde). We have been organizing together camps in German language for many years already and many students and workers come here to improve their skills. A 10-hour per week German language training is provided, totally interactive and based on the needs and requests of the volunteers. We apply a “full immersion” method: no English, no other language is allowed during the project, only German.

Arrival is possible each Sunday, starting from January 31st till the end of June. Volunteers can choose to stay for one, two, or more weeks. Departure in the weekend.

Work: will be sometimes in the forest, as maintenance of young stands, field mapping of new trees, planting of trees, cutting bad vegetation, searching and marking of habitat trees, waters care and so on. Participants will also be doing various manual works to prepare the so-called Freizeitgelaende Stadtwald or the area around the Naturfreunde’s house in Marbach for leisure activities of groups coming from the city. Time of work will be around 3-4 hours per day, 5 days a week. The kind of work will depend on the requests of the partners and on the weather.

Accommodation: will be in a building with bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, shower. Cooking, cleaning, shopping etc. will be done by the group itself. Accommodation, food and excursions’ travel-costs are free as well as materials/copies needed for the German lessons.

Location: Marburg is an historical and picturesque old university town, 100 km north of Frankfurt/Main. It has 82.000 inhabitants, including 25.000 students from more than 120 different countries. The camp is located in the centre.

Terminal: Train-station Marburg-Lahn; next airport Frankfurt/Main or Frankfurt-Hahn.

Special requirements: Before coming, volunteers must be able to communicate in German, at least on a level which ensures basic communication. That’s because the language course is not for absolute beginners and the use of German is compulsory the whole time, not only during the lectures. This is an important part of the concept. Because of the language-course there is an extra-fee of 80,00 EUR per week to be paid upon arrival. A certificate for participating in the language-course will be given at the end of the camp.

Age: 16-26 (exceptions for older volunteers are possible).