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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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).
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!
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!
Up to 60 days from £629629
Volunteer by day, relax or party by night
Make a real difference to the lives of local communities in beautiful Cape Town. Choose from a range of fantastic volunteer projects, and transfer vital skills to local settlements, schools, and crèches. An unforgettable experience!
2 - 8 weeks from £749749
Make a difference as a volunteer in rural Thailand!
Become a childcare or teaching volunteer in Surin, a stunning rural area of Thailand near to the Cambodia border. Includes two days in buzzing Bangkok!
27 days or longer from £1,5391539
2 weeks volunteering; 2 weeks partying!
Spend 4 weeks in Thailand volunteering, exploring and partying! Choose between teaching, childcare or elephant volunteering, and then travel around the country on our awesome 12-day Thai Intro tour!
2-8 weeks from £619619
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!
2-8 weeks from £619619
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.
20 days from £1,1291129
Volunteering and road trip in stunning South Africa
A full-on, hands-on experience in South Africa! Combine community volunteering in Cape Town with the ultimate South African road trip. See stunning scenery and wildlife along the way and try some awesome adrenaline activities!
Up to 24 months from £429429
Work, live, travel Canada!
Experience the best of Canada as you work and wander around the country for up to two years on an epic travel adventure!
2-6 weeks from £689689
Help Buddhist monks learn English!
Head over to Sri Lanka and help Buddhist monks of all ages to improve their English! Discover Buddhist culture and make a difference on this fantastic cultural volunteer experience.
6-8 weeks from £2,2892289
Immerse yourself in the Costa Rican Culture
Learn 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.
6 or 12 months or longer from £1,1291129
Take a TEFL course then earn $1200 a month!
Take 120 hours of TEFL training in the beautiful beach resort of Hua Hin in Thailand before taking on a paid teaching role in schools across Thailand and earning up to USD1200 per month!