Sea Turtle & Coastal Conservation with Spanish in Mexico
High School Specials for 15-18 Year Olds
- Placement location: Cuyutlan
- Types of placement: Conservation work and language lessons
- Accommodation: Shared Beach Accommodation
- Age Requirements: 15-18 years old
Our Sea Turtle & Coastal Conservation with Spanish Project in Mexico is a unique placement that offers you the chance to work alongside local experts on a variety of conservation and environmental projects. You can get involved in working with sea turtles, help to protect their nests and eggs, and contribute directly to the protection of these increasingly endangered creatures.
This project would be ideal for anyone with an interest in nature and adventure. You will get to perform real hands-on work and learn about some fascinating wildlife, all the while making a positive impact in the field of conservation. You do not need previous experience to take part in this project.
Located in Cuyutlan on the Pacific Coast, you will also spend your time learning Spanish. You will receive two hours of Spanish lessons each week day. Classes are taught in small groups and are extremely interactive and you will receive great encouragement every step of the way. Whether you want to master the basics or improve your current level of Spanish, the teaching will be adjusted to suit you.
Volunteers can also get involved in our crocodile conservation work, a study of the wildlife in the local lagoon and a variety of building and maintenance work.
Volunteers live in shared dormitory accommodation on the beach. The facilities are basic and the work can be physically hard in the hot, humid climate, but there will be plenty of free time to recover.
The weekend trip will be to a local beach resort, where you can relax and swim in the sea.
Every year, thousands of High School Special volunteers actively make a difference around the world. During their time abroad, they contribute towards achieving long-term goals and make a long-lasting positive impact on the communities where they work. If you want to know more about their achievements, read our 2017 High School Specials Impact Report.