Yucatan International Academy

Cenotillo, Yucatan
Partner ministry: 
Yucatan International Academy
Opportunity type: 
Volunteer opportunities: 

Yucatan International Academy (YIA) is a start-up university committed to a Christian worldview while ministering to a diverse student body from a lovely campus in rural Yucatan, Mexico. The academy is seeking volunteer professors. While preference will be given to those with an earned doctorate or master’s degree, candidates with a bachelor's degree are welcome to apply to join our team. Special emphasis is desired for those with expertise in ESL, English, education, philosophy, and international relations/political science. Fluency in Spanish is desirable but not required.

YIA commits to giving volunteers a wonderful cross-cultural experience while they help build a new institution to the glory of God


The campus in Cenotillo, Yucatan, is beautiful and in an exceptionally safe community. Professors will receive apartment-style accommodations, and free meals are available when classes are in session. Apartments are furnished and include a kitchen.

Free day suggestions: 

There will be staff outings to the world famous Mayan ruins, the beautiful colonial city of Merida, and the world famous beaches.


BS or BA degree required. Background in ESL, English, education, philosophy, or international relations/political science is preferred. Spanish fluency is helpful but not required. Must have a valid U.S. or Canadian passport.

Contact information: 

For more information: contact volunteer@rca.org.

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about the RCA's volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups, please get in touch with us.

The best way to reach our team is to email volunteer@rca.org or call (616) 698-7071. One of the members of our team will be able to connect with you right away.

Stephanie Soderstrom

Coordinator for Volunteer Engagement

Molly Towne

Volunteer Placement Specialist

Erika Spykman

Administrative Assistant

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