- Children & Youth
- Education & Literacy
LocationPO BOX 25798WASHINGTON, DC 20027 United States
The mission of Learning Enterprises is to expand people’s horizons through conversation-based English language classes taught by American and international volunteers. Our mission is guided by five principles: Fostering creativity in children and adults. Expanding horizons through access to the English language as a means of communication. Promoting understanding through cross-cultural exchange. Spreading the spirit of volunteerism. Providing substantive and rewarding work experience for young people. Our program benefits the children in developing countries who take part in our classes, the host families who open their homes and minds to LE volunteers, and our volunteers who work as teachers for the summer.
What makes Learning Enterprises stand out from the rest?
There is no charge for program participation
The biggest difference between Learning Enterprises and other service organizations is that we don’t charge our volunteers for volunteering abroad. We rely on the generosity of donors and alumni who share our vision that students should not have to pay in order to give of themselves for a summer.
You control your experience
In the classroom, you have control. We give you the tools to teach, but you are responsible for developing a curriculum that best suits your class. Our goal is to increase communication, and you decide on the best method to do that. You are encouraged to bring your own flair and skills to teaching.
We are staffed by volunteers
Everyone who works for Learning Enterprises is a volunteer. We continue to exist because volunteers who believe in the mission of LE spend their time and enthusiasm supporting what we do. We have been having a great time teaching, traveling, and meeting new people since 1992, and we don’t expect this to change anytime soon!