Throughout the years, Vamonos has learned to adapt to unforeseen circumstances, such as the Zika virus, terrorism in Europe, Hurricanes Irma and Maria, earthquakes, etc. The current global pandemic is unlike anything this world has ever seen since 1917. Schools are closed, trips are canceled, students and teachers are at home.
As former teachers, we are aware of the high demands and constraints of a daily teaching schedule. However, we can’t imagine how much more work is now required of them in order to teach, apply concepts, and even test students virtually. Plus, how do you expose students to real-life experiences from home?
There are still fascinating educational and cultural experiences available to students online. Hundreds of skilled and fun people are out there eager to share their knowledge, talents, experiences, and human touch with our travelers. We’ve gone back to our drawing board of adaptability and asked ourselves:
- How can we best serve the needs of educators, students, and institutions who can only experience education through a screen?
- How do we transmit our cultural immersion experience to people virtually?
- How do we make it real, palpable, “Vamonos-proof?”
- Would a YouTube video or a cool documentary satisfy?
…Um, we didn’t think so either.
Meet our new virtual platform: ViVámonos (Spanish for “let’s live it out”). It’s a space that offers virtual interactive opportunities and activities that are compatible with what students experience on a tour. It’s LIVE, it’s real, it’s palpable. We offer LIVE…
✅ Classroom speakers
✅ Q & A session with a Spanish or French native speaker
✅ Professional salsa or cultural dance lesson
✅ Music or art workshops
✅ Educational camp
✅ Tour of a specific destination with a real guide on site
✅ and so much more…
As you can see, ViVámonos was born as a resilient platform to support educators and to maintain our passion for meaningful experiences. This is a real, always “live” tool, that can easily become part of your classroom, summer activities, and/or students’ world during this crisis and beyond. We’ve added interactive opportunities that connect students to diverse cultures, languages, and people around the globe. Through this virtual reality, we become partners with youth, educators, cultural ambassadors, athletes, and small business owners.
People can meet, learn, try new foods, play instruments, and so much more through this innovative and simple technology. It also provides a space for people to reach remote communities and the possibility to learn about a destination prior to a trip.
Go ahead, give it a try and let us know what you think. Let’s live it, vivámonos!