What can I do when I am not teaching?
When you are not teaching you will have your own time to explore and sight see. You have the ability to work with your host family to work out your teaching schedule each week so you can take time to travel away from the host family home if you wish to. However, if travelling away overnight then please make sure that you have approval from the host family before you book any accommodation or travel arrangements. Some participants choose to enroll in local language classes so that they can also improve their language skills while overseas. Others choose to volunteer or just take the time to read a book and relax in their new environment. Please remember that the host family will want to involve you in their lives and include you in their activities but it should not be expected that they will arrange your time and keep you busy.
How can I apply?
If you would like to apply for a Live and Learn program then please complete the online pre-application form which is free and not binding. A staff member will then be in contact with you to discuss your application and to send you the necessary documents. Once you have completed the application package you will complete an online interview with a MyEducation staff member before being officially accepted onto the program.
Your application will then be sent to the overseas organisation and a placement will be found for you.
When can I depart?
When applying for the program you should have a departure date in mind. Applications must be submitted by the deadline in order for a placement to be found by your preferred departure date. If you have missed the deadline then please contact the office to speak with a staff member because our overseas partners might be able to place you within the usual placement period. Once you have your host family placement information you can speak with them to confirm your arrival date and time.
Do I need a visa?
You do not need a visa to complete a Live and Learn program. Placements are limited to 90 days so that you can enter on a tourist visa.
Can I travel before and after the placement?
You will book your own flights for the Live and Learn program so you are able to book whichever route you prefer to reach your host family. As long as you arrive at your host family home on the agreed date then that is the main concern. If you are hoping to travel within Brazil then you must remember that the 90 tourist visa limit exists and so you must plan your arrival and departure accordingly. Germany does not have the same restrictions if you are an EU citizen.