The 2014 season of WIESCO English Language Camps has officially ended!
Our 30 volunteer teachers, 3 student assistants and 275 students successfully completed summer camps in Lithuania, Poland and Russia this summer. Click on one of the links to learn about a specific site.
Mazuria Region, Poland
Nowa Ruda, Poland
Poznan Region, Poland
All communications from the host countries and coordinators indicate a desire to continue working with WIESCO in providing camps in the future.
The WIESCO advisory board meets in October to discuss 2015 English language programs, website updates, recruitment and fees. Please check back as more information becomes available!
WIESCO is a non-profit volunteer teaching organization that provides unique experiences for the volunteers that serve with us and the students we teach. Spending a summer immersed in another culture in a European town sounds like a dream to many. Through WIESCO, that dream has become a reality for people from a wide variety of backgrounds and occupations. Teachers, college and high school students, nurses, police officers, insurance agents, opera singers, military officers, lawyers, and many others have served as volunteers in summer English language and culture camps in Central and Eastern Europe. The camps focus on teaching American English and culture to students ages 11 – 18, except for the special camp in Mazuria, Poland, which is for Polish English teachers.
Camps are 2-3 weeks long, offering volunteers extraordinary opportunities to meet and interact with students and their families. The camps are preceded by a few days for travel and setting up the school facilities, and followed by a few days of rest and relaxation.
Since 1994, WIESCO has impacted 25,000 students in the camps, which allow Americans to become international ambassadors. Teachers and student assistants interested in learning more may contact WIESCO President George Hirsch or members of our advisory board.
*WIESCO requires instructors to be college graduates or currently enrolled in a school of education program, but formal teaching experience is not necessary. Instructors must be an American born speakers of English as their first language. Student assistants are required to be at least 15 years old and accompanied by a guardian.