Abaarso School of Science and Technology looks for teachers interested in training the top secondary students in a deeply underprivileged section of the world. This new boarding school, based in the Horn of Africa, focuses on math, science and English. Teachers spend approximately 20 hours per week in the classroom, plus significant work outside of class. Many Abaarso teachers also assume management roles, and all are expected to lead extra-curricular activities by coaching sports teams, running student clubs, or leading work-time activities. Abaarso is always seeking professionals with experience in finance, business, IT, computer networking, communications, marketing, and/or management experience to strengthen the organization. While most teachers will be based in the boarding school, there are opportunities to teach in the Adult English, School of Finance, MBA, and Primary School Tutoring programs in Hargeisa.
The Republic of Austria offers, each year, more than 140 college graduates from the United States the opportunity to teach in Austria under the auspices of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Women's Affairs (BMBF) Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program. The purpose of this program, which draws assistants not only from the English-speaking world but also from France, Italy, Russia, and Spain, is to bring talented and enthusiastic young people from abroad into the classrooms of secondary schools in communities large and small all over Austria. Ultimately, it is the job of these native speakers as teaching assistants to make learning a foreign language a lively cross-cultural encounter for their students.
The China Educational Exchange is a program of the Mennonite and Mennonite Brethren churches in North America. Its primary function is to place North American teachers in teaching positions in Chinese universities, usually in Henan and Sichuan provinces. CEE teachers normally serve for two-year terms or longer, though the organization also places teachers for five-week terms of service each summer.
Since 1947, CIEE: the Council on International Educational Exchange has been in pursuit of its mission, "to help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world." CIEE offers paid teaching positions in seven countries: Chile, China, Dominican Republic, South Korea, Spain, Thailand and Vietnam for university graduates looking to teach English abroad and immerse themselves in a foreign community.
The English Program in Korea (EPIK), affiliated with the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, was established in 1995 to improve the English speaking abilities of students and teachers in Korea, to develop cultural exchanges, and to reform English teaching methodologies in Korea. Teaching commitments are for one year, and EPIK teachers can expect to assist Korean teachers with their English classes, and/or jointly conduct English classes with Korean teachers; to conduct English conversation classes for Korean students and teachers; to prepare teaching materials for English language education; to assist in developing teaching materials for English language education; and to assist with activities related to English language education and other extracurricular activities. EPIK evaluates candidates thoroughly for their mastery of the English language, both written and spoken.
This program offers students the opportunity to work in France for 7 to 9 months teaching English to French students of all ages. This teaching program sponsored by the French Government offers 1,600 teaching assistant positions in French primary and secondary schools and in the French teaching colleges ("IUFM") in all regions of France and the DOM-TOMs (overseas departments) in French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Reunion. The goal of the program is to strengthen English-language instruction in the French educational system through the establishment of a native speaker presence. Several Baylor students have participated in this program throughout the years.
Interac is Japan's leading private provider of Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs). Interac recruits highly motivated and qualified teachers to serve thousands of schools and boards of education throughout every region of Japan, working with children from kindergarten to high school. The ALT's job is two-fold: language instructor and cultural ambassador. You can expect to teach classes on your own, with a Japanese teacher present to help manage the classroom. Although there are three types of Japanese schools, you can reasonably expect to teach in at least two. The most common situation is as an ALT in elementary and junior high schools, with a majority of your time teaching spent at the junior high school level. As a point of clarification: "ALT" is a title coined by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) to describe native-level speakers of English working in Japanese classrooms.
For over 60 years, International School Services (ISS) has been dedicated to supplying international schools with everything they need to provide their students with a world-class education. Headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, ISS offers only the best in staff recruitment and job placement. ISS has managed nearly 100 company-sponsored schools and currently works with more than 300 international schools. You can explore their website for teaching positions throughout the world.
The Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) administers the JET Programme in cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and local government organizations in Japan. CLAIR provides support for JET participants by arranging each participant's arrival and holding orientation seminars, as well as providing counseling and distributing a wide variety of essential resource materials and information.
Each year the JET Programme recruits more than one thousand new JET participants to come to Japan and work as (1) Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) who provide language instruction in elementary, junior and senior high schools, (2) as Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) who work in communities on international exchange activities, or (3) as Sports Exchange Advisors (SEAs) who promote international exchange through sports. Appointments are for one year.
The North American Language and Culture Assistants Program is an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain to provide North American students who are native speakers of English or French with the opportunity to assist teachers in the English or French programs in elementary, secondary or language schools in Spain (12 to 16 class periods a week). The program is addressed to US and Canadian university students--majoring in any subject--and graduates, with some proficiency in Spanish. Students will spend a full academic year in Spain, typically from the beginning of October through the end of May. Preferred placement in different Spanish regions can be requested. Participants in the program will receive a monthly stipend and medical coverage.
The NYU Shanghai Writing and Speaking Fellowship enables accomplished individuals with a passion for teaching to provide academic support and enrichment to NYU Shanghai’s multicultural student body. Fellows provide academic support to current undergraduate students through one-on-one writing consultations. Working closely with faculty and staff, Fellows can be found tutoring at the Academic Resource Center (ARC), teaching workshops in and out of the classroom, and pursuing their own research and creative projects. The fellowship provides a US$25,000 stipend, round-trip transport to Shanghai, health insurance, and housing during the 10-month placement.
Princeton in Asia (PiA) is an independent, non-profit organization affiliated with and located on campus at Princeton University. Founded by students in 1898, the program has long been driven by a mission to foster mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Asia through immersive work experiences that transform perspectives, cultivate long-lasting friendships and benefit local and global communities. It is PiA's vision that through extended exposure to Asian workplaces and cultures, Fellows will develop a life-long appreciation for and engagement in this part of the world, as well as a commitment to contributing to the communities of which they find themselves a part after PiA. We like to think of PiA as "a change in perspective, a job that matters, a community for life." In recent years, PiA offered approximately 140 full-year fellowships in the following locations: Cambodia, mainland China, Hong Kong S.A.R., Macau S.A.R., Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. Princeton in Asia Fellows teach in kindergartens, secondary schools, polytechnics and universities; they work with international and local nonprofits as well as some of Asia’s most innovative businesses and social enterprises; they write for newspapers and create content for news platforms with an international reach. Due to the size and diversity of the positions available, we encourage applicants of all disciplines and backgrounds to apply. The PiA application fee is $60 and Fellows contribute $550 toward their support, a small fraction of the total costs of arranging a fellowship.
Princeton in Africa (PiAf) helps future leaders develop lifelong connections to the people and nations of Africa. PiAf offers highly selective yearlong fellowships to recent college graduates with organizations across the African continent and enables Fellows, through their work, to make significant contributions to Africa's well-being. PiAf encourages Fellows to cultivate meaningful relationships with communities in Africa and with one another. Since their launch in 1999, PiAf has had 545 Fellows in 36 countries. Princeton in Africa matches talented and passionate college graduates with organizations working across Africa for yearlong service placements. The program is open to graduating seniors and young alumni from any college or university accredited in the U.S. Commonly, PiAf places Fellows in these areas: advocacy, research, and civil society; agricultural development; business and economic development; community-level development; education and youth capacity building; environment and conservation; income generation; international humanitarian aid and development; public and community health.
Teach and Learn in Korea, also known as the TaLK Program, is a unique scholarship opportunity for undergraduates who are seeking a personal, professional and educational experience in the Republic of Korea. The program, which began in April of 2008 under the direction of South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak, is designed to support public English education in the rural areas of Korea, where the access to higher quality educational resources are limited. It is the only government-sponsored English program in South Korea that provides an opportunity for undergraduates with at least 2 years of post-secondary education to come to South Korea for an once-in-a-lifetime experience. TaLK commitments are typically one year in length. All participants begin their scholarship term with an intensive, month-long training which provides a safe and supervised environment for our participants to adjust to their new surroundings. The training program provides the new Scholars with information on Korean culture, education, classroom management, practical teaching experience, and much more aimed at preparing the participants for both teaching and living in Korea.
Teach and Learn with Georgia (TLG), a progressive education movement initiated by the Georgian government, recruits native English, French, and German speakers to co-teach English, French, and German alongside local teachers in public schools throughout the country of Georgia. TLG aims to improve Georgia’s nationwide foreign language proficiency in an effort towards further globalization. TLG requires volunteers to have completed two years of their undergraduate education; thus, current students or recent graduates are eligible to apply. Commitments are for one academic year.
Teach Thailand Corps (TTC), established by the American-Thai Foundation in collaboration with Yonok Foundation, focuses on strengthening primary and secondary school education in Thailand, particularly in high-need areas. TTC recruits and places American graduates in schools in less-developed provinces to teach English and other subjects. Thai students equipped with English proficiency are better positioned to succeed in school, work, and life, and to make an impact in their communities. TTC aims to fill the needs of underserved schools in English-language education and offers an overall enhancement in the quality of teaching and community/school involvement. In developing the program, we have learned from and applied elements of the Peace Corps philosophy of service and learning.
In return, for our teachers' service, Teach Thailand Corps provides invaluable experience to support each volunteer’s goals of personal and professional development, in preparation for their future careers. Opportunities abound for travel and internships in various fields of interest, including social work, business, medicine and public health, and international development during school breaks or following the end of the school year. Importantly, our volunteers/teachers will have firsthand exposure to international development in the midst of the dynamic and rising ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region.
Volunteers in Asia (VIA) is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian organization that sends between 30 to 40 English teachers to Indonesia, Laos, Vietnam and China each year. China volunteers live and work at universities and colleges across the country. One way in which VIA sets itself apart is through posts that allow volunteers to spend time working at a local Chinese nonprofit organization. These English resource positions give volunteers an opportunity to contribute to development work in China and learn more about the growing phenomenon of NGOs in China. Another way VIA sets itself apart in China is by cooperating with schools which otherwise have difficulty finding foreign teachers, due to their remote location or insufficient funds. At some posts, VIA volunteers are the only foreign teachers at their school. As such, their contributions and presence tend to be highly valued and appreciated by their host institutions, their students and the community at large. Some posts are also located in rural areas, giving volunteers a unique and timely opportunity to live in a part of China which many foreigners never get to experience.
World Teach is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 1986 in response to the need for educational assistance in developing countries. WorldTeach has placed thousands of volunteer educators in communities throughout Asia, Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Pacific. Volunteers are placed in schools and host communities that specifically request WorldTeach volunteers and would otherwise be unable to afford or locate qualified teachers. Volunteers receive training, language preparation, and field support empowering them to make an impact that will last long after they leave.