Community Development and Homestays

For many years the Global Classroom has been providing life-changing experiences for both interns and local people living in remote villages of Baja, Mexico. Words cannot convey the deep connection and life changing moments that occur when you live with a rural family in one of the remote tranquil fishing villages of Baja California. Since 1991, The Global Classroom has been dedicated to delivering thousands of pounds of medical /school / educational supplies to tiny villages damaged from hurricanes or simply too far away for the government to reach. Interns are needed to share their time and skills with local children teaching things like conversational English, physical education, and art in rural schools. Volunteers have also helped us construct life saving waterless composting toilets, assisted with basic first aid training, repaired houses and roads, and joined forces to participate in huge beach clean ups. No previous training or Spanish is needed to be a volunteer in these villages, just an open adventurous spirit. The people in these villages are so friendly and generous, we can promise you that by day two of your stay, you will be hand in hand with the children, exploring secret spots, and making tortillas. You may even find yourself milking one of the goats and learning how to make cheese. Projects are located in the villages of Santo Domingo on the west side of the peninsula and in Agua Verde, one of the most picturesque, remote seaside villages in Baja.

About Baja

Baja peninsula is a little known, sparsely populated paradise where the desert meets the sea. Far removed from the chaos of mainland Mexico and America, Baja is a near forgotten, laid-back place showcasing the rugged mountains of the Sierra de Giganta, which rise up from the blue waters of the Sea of Cortez like fortress walls. Remote fishing villages dot the rugged coasts, azure waters team with life, and uninhabited islands hover just off shore like floating mirages. Separated from the mainland millions of years ago by the constant pulling of the San Andreas fault, the Baja lays claim to dozens of rare and endemic species, ranging from rattle-less rattlesnakes to tiny lizards, from the bizarre Boojum tree to the massive barrel cactus of Isla Monserate. All are found nowhere else on earth.

Cost: $300

Additional Costs:Getting to Loreto: Call us at 978-724-3530 for details. We have years of experience traveling to Baja and may be able to save you money with plane or bus tickets.

Food/lodging fees average $10 per day. This donation goes directly to the family you will be staying with to assist with your food and lodging costs.


Paying through PayPal:

We strive to make enrollments as economically friendly as possible.  For your convenience, we now offer the option of paying for your program with a major credit card through PayPal.  Please be advised we are charged a percentage fee for use of the PayPal service and must recover these additional costs to keep your trip within the pre-determined budget.  The prices for those paying through PayPal are as follows;

A $300 full payment must be submitted to PayPal as $310