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Give & Surf’s three month Gap Year Semester in Panama is designed to provide a hands-on educational experience that is service-oriented and immerses participants in the local culture. This unique opportunity allows participants to volunteer, learn Spanish, and participate in a wide range of activities & excursions in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Participants will volunteer in the local schools by helping to teach preschool & primary school and leading extracurricular activities. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with staff, volunteers and community members from around the world. Integrated into the curriculum & experiences are the key themes of service learning, social & environmental responsibility, and teamwork.

 Sample weekly schedule:

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
8:30- 12:30 Volunteer w/ Preschool Spanish Lessons Volunteer w/ Preschool Spanish Lessons Volunteer w/ Preschool Volunteer at Community Center FREE DAY
12:30- 1:30 Group Lunch in local community or in town
1:30- 5:30 Lesson & activity planning for the week Volunteer at Community Center Excursion to Red Frog Beach (dif activity each week) Volunteer at Community Center Errands in Bocas Town (Wifi, laundry, groceries) Snorkeling trip to Coral Key
6-8 Cook family-style dinners Dinner in town
3 pointer for the WIN! Complimentary hoop by @anniieflanigan #giveandsurfShaka 🤙 Love ❤️ with Volunteer @motaymiller! #shakaforlife #giveandsurfShow and tell with Henri in Bahia Roja! He chose a Panama pride song to celebrate today being Bocas Day! #felizdiadebocas #giveandsurfPlease take a literal 5 seconds to help us win up to $10,000 by voting for Emilie Street's, @emjstreet, #MyGivingStory entitled Gap Year volunteer Shane @shane.br0wn showing the kids from Bahia Roja how it’s done! Shane spent his first month getting his TEFL certificate and then led our ESL programs in Bahia Roja and Bahia Honda for the rest of his stay! Thanks for everything Shane we hope to see you back in Panama some day! 
#panama #bocasdeltoro #giveback  #nonprofit #nonprofitlife #nonprofitorganization #volunteerlife #volunteer #volunteerabroad #explore #surf #surfing #travel #grateful #givethanksEducation with Give & Surf also includes introducing our students to healthy foods and table manners as our little ones develop their fine motor skills! 🍴#giveandsurf 🍴Adalberto landing the big 🐟 with the Flanigan Family yesterday! 
On behalf of the whole Give & Surf team we wish you, @anniieflanigan, the most amazing start to this next chapter of your life. Thank you for the laughs, good times, and support of education for all those you met in 🇵🇦! #giveandsurf✈️ high thanks to recent gap year volunteer Shane aka @shane.br0wn! Two 👍🏼's up for this awesome edit showing the beauty of Panama and our programs! #giveandsurfDeveloping fine motor skills, such as handling small objects, is a way for children to practice using their hands and fingers, which in turn builds the strength and coordination critical for writing skills. “When you're a preschooler or toddler, your attention comes out in a different way,” Pizzolongo. 
Ian, making the most of this motor skills activity! #giveandsurfPlaygrounding around in Bahia Honda on a Wednesday! #giveandsurf #panama #bocasdeltoro #giveback  #nonprofit #nonprofitlife #nonprofitorganization #volunteerlife #volunteer #volunteerabroad #explore #surf #surfing #travel #grateful #givethanks #gratitudeCurrent Volunteer Annie aka @anniieflanigan brought her spearing skills to Bocas and is showing the boys, Eddie Jones, @party_over_here7, and Tom Pelgrum, @bastimentosalive. how to get it done Stuart, Florida style! 🐟🐟 #giveandsurf #panama #bocasdeltoro #giveback  #nonprofit #nonprofitlife #nonprofitorganization #volunteerlife #volunteer #volunteerabroad #explore #surf #surfing #travel #grateful #givethanks #gratitudeMileidi aka the classroom DIVA! 
She love her dolls, laughing, and snacks! #giveandsurf

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