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!
3 weeks of adventures in Indonesia!
Make the most of beautiful Bali with this comprehensive adventure! Spend 1 week soaking up culture in Ubud, 1 week volunteering with local kids, and one week living it up on this fantastic island! What more could you wish for!
Make a difference and have fun!
Combine making a difference with the holiday of a lifetime! Explore the idyllic beaches and magical rainforests of Fiji with a like-minded group and guide. Then, work with children in a rural Fijian school, or get underwater with a marine conservation project!
1 to 3 weeks
Volunteer in schools on the stunning Yasawa tropical islands!
Become a teaching volunteer in the breathtaking Yasawa Islands in Fiji. Make a difference and experience the real Fiji off the beaten track in this island paradise!
Up to 24 months
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!
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!
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!
6 or 11 months
Become a “gappie” at an Aussie boarding school.
Become a ‘gappie’ assistant in an Australian boarding school. Spend 6 months or more gaining amazing work experience abroad and discover Australia at the same time! You could expect to earn between AUD75 to AUD200 a week PLUS enjoy all-inclusive accomodation and meals during term time!