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Honduras is famous for its breath-taking beauty and of course there’s Copan, the archaeological site of the Maya civilisation. The small Mayan site is famous for its remarkable stela some dating back to the 9th century BC.

Roatan, one of Honduras Bay Islands, is located in the Caribbean Sea, with beautiful natural scenery from stunning sunsets to coral reefs and sea life. Its coral reef is stated to be the second biggest reef in the world. Roatan provides the opportunity to dive, swim or take a snorkelling tour in its coral reef when you can see magnificent animals such as the grey reef sharks.

Eligibility Requirements

You must be 16, 17 or 18
Enrolled in a NZ school
Getting ‘achieved’ or more in your school work

What's included in your experience

  • Airfare
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Host Family Placement
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • School Placement
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Assistance with Application Process
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • Continuous Support
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience

What you are responsible for

  • Vaccinations
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • School Uniform
Canva – Carribean Pier at Sunset_edited

Host family and culture

You will probably be hosted by a family living in a Honduran suburban neighborhood. Honduran parents tend to be very protective, especially of their daughters, so be sure to check in before making decisions or going out.

Honduran cuisine is delicious, colorful and full of a variety. Meals usually include corn, beans and rice, tortillas, fruit and seafood. Hondurans like a hearty breakfast, while lunch and dinner are lighter meals. A typical Honduran dishes you will love is theBaleada, a thick flour tortilla filled with fried beans and perhaps other ingredients like cheese.

Honduras

Language and school

Spanish is the main language in Honduras, although many people speak English as well. Having a basic knowledge of Spanish or English will helpful. AFS provides language lessons.

There are different types of schools you can attend in Honduras: private, public, arts, music, technological, bilingual and others. School runs either from February to November or from August through June (7 am to 2 pm). All students wear uniforms and depending on the school, there will be a wide variety of extracurricular activities (mainly related to sports, school bands, academic groups and theater).

Let AFS guide your intercultural adventure

Kick-start your future with AFS and discover who you really are, make new lifetime friendships and immerse yourself in a fascinating intercultural experience.

This programme begins at your home country with a pre-departure orientation and continues with orientations, other supported learning activities and facilitated conversations which will help you maximize your experience, cope with the challenges of navigating a new culture and community as well as gain knowledge, skills, and a global understanding throughout your time abroad, and as you return to your home country. AFS volunteers will be there to support and guide you and your host family the whole way through.

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