Working & Living in Villarrica, Paraguay

DONE BY: Maria McMorrow | Freeport High School '05 | Mount Allison University '11

CONTACT: maria.k.mcmorrow@gmail.com

HOW OPPORTUNITY WAS FOUND: 

Connection through family friend

LENGTH: 9 months

LOCATION: Villarrica, Paraguay

FUN: ★★★★☆

PERSONAL GROWTH: ★★★★★

KIND OF PERSONAL GROWTH MOST EXPERIENCED:

  • Perseverance
  • New language

DAY-TO-DAY LIFE: 

  • 6am: wakeup
  • Drink tea with host mom
  • Walk/bike to work (varied, lots of drama)
  • Lunch at home
  • Work again
  • Hang out with host family

DESCRIPTION OF WORK/ACTIVITIES DONE: 

  • Working with preschoolers
  • Computer and data entry help for a supermarket co op

HOW MANY HOURS OF WORK DID YOU DO PER WEEK? 30-40

TOP TIPS: 

Work your own connections to find a placement/opportunity abroad.

 

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