Want to make a difference and teach abroad? Teaching kids in other countries is an amazing opportunity! Knowing you are having an impact on the education of children and communities around the world is one of the most rewarding ways to spend a gap year. You can earn money as you teach with a paid teaching position in countries such as Thailand, or become a teaching volunteer abroad and share your skills and experience in a voluntary role in countries such as Bali, India, South Africa or Costa Rica.
Paid teaching is one of the most popular gap year options, and it's not hard to see why! With the opportunity to earn money, get teaching experience for your CV and explore the world, paid teaching is top of many travellers' to-do lists. Teaching as a volunteer is equally as rewarding, as you help with kids' education abroad and make a difference. Become a trusted teacher and discover the world at the same time!
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Paid teaching programmes
Our most popular paid teaching programme is in Thailand, available to graduate applicants, who can earn around USD1000 a month as a paid teacher. We also offer paid teaching programmes in South Korea and Myanmar (Burma).
Get a TEFL qualification
A TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) qualification is essential if you want to get a paid teaching job abroad, and all of our paid teaching programmes include a 120-hour TEFL course as part of the package. Learn new teaching skills, gain that all-important TEFL qualification and start your teaching experience abroad!
Become a volunteer teacher abroad
If you want to gain teaching experience for your CV and make a difference as a volunteer teacher abroad, choose from one of our amazing volunteer teaching programmes, on offer in a wide range of countries around the world. Teach kids in Tanzania, Fiji, Bali, India, or coach sports in Africa, among other volunteer teaching opportunities.
Whatever your teaching dream there's the right teaching position waiting for you abroad!
Volunteer in a School in Kerala - India
2-8 weeks from4.0 2
Make a real difference in children's lives!Volunteer with kids at schools in gorgeous Fort Kochi in Kerala. Help teach English in schools and care for kids as a volunteer in inspirational India!
Paid Work in Canada
Up to 24 months from
Cape Town Community Volunteers
Up to 60 days from4.0 15
Volunteer with Disabled Children in India
2-8 weeks from
Look after disabled children in beautiful Kerala!Become a valued volunteer on this challenging but rewarding project looking after disabled children in beautiful Kerala, India.
Teach Buddhist Monks in Sri Lanka
2-6 weeks from
Volunteer & Learn Spanish in Costa Rica
6-8 weeks from4.5 6
Immerse yourself in the Costa Rican CultureLearn Spanish is Costa Rica, live with locals in a homestay and volunteer with kids, communities or wildlife conservation projects in this stunning Central American country.
Paid Teaching in Thailand
6 or 12 months or longer from4.5 6
Volunteer Teaching Sri Lanka
2 - 6 weeks from4.0 1
Help at childcare, teaching & community projects in Sri LankaBecome a volunteer English teacher on this super-rewarding volunteer programme in Sri Lanka! Teach kids aged 3-12 and make a real difference in the local community!
Coach Football in South Africa
5-12 weeks from4.5 1
Teaching English in Costa Rica
2-4 weeks from4.0 1
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