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, Fiji 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 China, 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 work 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. Become a gap school assistant in Australia, teach kids in Tanzania, teach kids in communities in Cape Town, teach kids in Fiji, become a teacher in Bali, volunteer in a school in India, teach English in South America 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 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!
27 days or longer
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!
A 3-week India adventure tour plus 2-4 weeks volunteering in Kerala
Explore inspirational India, and then make a difference in Kerala. This is an amazing way to soak up the different sides of India, as you explore the hottest sights and then live and work as part of the community.
Rewarding teaching at local primary schools
Nurture young minds and develop the brains of Tanzania's tomorrow in nursery and primary schools! Get great teaching experience, make a real difference in the community, and see a unique side of African life.
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.
Share your footy skills and coach kids!
Spend 5 – 12 weeks as a football coach in beautiful South Africa and teach kids how to play the beautiful game! Pass on your skills, inspire kids and make a difference on this fantastic volunteer programme.
23 days of volunteering, fun & adventure!
Experience Tanzania on this Volunteer & Adventure trip! Combine two and a half weeks volunteering with kids at schools or orphanages in Arusha and an amazing 10-day overland tour in Tanzania and Zanzibar.
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!