ViVamonos is a virtual educational platform created and founded by Vámonos Tours (Vamonos). Back in 2002, our founder and language teacher, Jorge Pardo, started this educational tour company after six years of taking his own students on cultural and Spanish immersion tours of Puerto Rico. Our offices are located in DE, PA, and Puerto Rico.
Throughout the years, Vamonos has learned to adapt to unforeseen circumstances, such a 911, the Zika virus, terrorism in Europe, Hurricanes Irma and Maria, earthquakes, etc. The Coronavirus pandemic caused schools to close, trips to cancel, and students and families to stay at home.
Presently, we are the largest student tour operator company in Puerto Rico and founders of touroldsanjuan.com. We are also members of prestigious travel and professional associations such as SYTA, BBB, NTA, and others.
Birth of ViVámonos
ViVamonos was born as an educational tool to bring real, meaningful, and above all, live experiences to learners of all ages. ViVamonos shares the same passion and obsession for cultural immersion and meaningful travel as Vamonos does. Our virtual experiences come from the minds of language teachers with over 35 years of combined teaching experience in both middle and high school.
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 required of them in order to teach, apply concepts, and even test students virtually. Plus, how do you expose learners to real-life experiences from home?
We went 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: ViVamonos (Spanish for “let’s live it out”) is 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…
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.