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!
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 or 12 months or longer
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!
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.
3 - 4 weeks
Inspire and care for kids in Indonesia!
Make a difference in Bali on this teaching or childcare volunteer programme! Enjoy a cultural introduction week, then work with experienced teachers to plan creative, educational lessons that the kids will love!
Help teach English in beautiful Costa Rica!
Teach English to kids and see beautiful Costa Rica with this amazing volunteer package! Enjoy a week of Spanish language lessons and then then throw yourself into one of two fantastic teaching projects, either in the capital or on the coast!
Become a mentor in this education project on Lake Malawi
This rewarding volunteer project will see you helping understaffed & under resourced primary schools on the edge of Lake Malawi. You’ll give kids the education they deserve and gain some valuable experience in the process!