Young students take part in an interactive lesson during one of Projects Abroad's volunteer teaching abroad placements.

Volunteer English Teaching Abroad

TEACH AROUND THE WORLD AND MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE LIVES OF STUDENTS IN COUNTRIES WITH LIMITED RESOURCES

Join a teaching abroad program and help children access the education they need for a brighter future. We know that education is essential for breaking down the barriers of poverty and inequality. We see it every day on our Teaching Projects. By joining us on a volunteer teaching placement, you’ll be able to make this change happen yourself!

This is what you can expect from our teaching volunteer opportunities:  

  • Work with children and young people in elementary schools, high schools or colleges
  • Learn from and support local teachers as a teaching assistant
  • Contribute to lessons and get real classroom experience
  • Get a first-hand perspective on global education and its challenges

We have short and long-term teaching abroad placements available. If you’re passionate about a specific subject or have the experience, let us know. We can make sure you’re at a project that’s the best fit for you. We have:

  • Programs for volunteers wanting to teach English
  • Placements for volunteers interested in teaching basic computer skills
  • Opportunities for volunteers wanting to teach physical education abroad

Our programs run year-round, and you can join a trip at any time. It’s ideal if you’re looking for summer teaching programs abroad, or interested in teaching during the school year.

Choose a Teaching Project

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A student finishes an English exercise on the white board at a volunteer teaching placement in Peru.

From $2,065 USD

Volunteer Teaching in Peru
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Work a at schools in Peru and help young students and teachers improve their English language skills

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Happy children with their teacher at one of Projects Abroad's volunteer teaching placements in Costa Rica

From $2,565 USD

Volunteer Teaching English in Costa Rica
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Improve the English language skills of primary school students and inspire local teachers with new teaching techniques

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A Projects Abroad volunteer teaching English in Ecuador

From $2,270 USD

Volunteer Teaching in Ecuador
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Live and work in the Galapagos and help disadvantaged children improve their English conversation

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A volunteer teaches geography as part of her volunteer teaching project in Argentina.

From $2,565 USD

Volunteer Teaching English in Argentina
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Gain teaching experience while helping children improve their English conversation skills

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Students have group lessons with the volunteer teaching in Madagascar.

From $2,270 USD

Volunteer Teaching English in Madagascar
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Gain practical classroom experience while supporting the education of disadvantaged children in Madagascar

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad volunteers run a dental hygiene class at our volunteer teaching placements in Nepal.

From $1,965 USD

Volunteer Teaching in Nepal
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Travel to Nepal and get practical classroom experience by helping children improve their English

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Teaching volunteers and children sing English songs together at our volunteer Teaching placements in Tanzania

From $2,270 USD

Volunteer Teaching English in Tanzania
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Live in East Africa and gain practical experience by helping disadvantaged children learn English

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Sports enthusiasts jog to warm up during their volunteer sports coaching in Kenya

From $2,270 USD

Volunteer Sports Coaching in Kenya
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Coach sports during physical education classes in Kenya and help students improve their fitness and confidence levels

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Children at a school in China which is also placement for our teaching volunteers.

From $3,065 USD

Volunteer Teaching English in China
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Travel to China and get practical classroom experience helping children improve their English

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
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Can’t find what you’re looking for?

We’d be happy to talk about creating a custom volunteer teaching abroad project for you. Most of our staff have been volunteers themselves, so they’re well placed to answer your questions, big or small.

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Is an international teaching program right for me?

Our teaching abroad opportunities are for you if:  

  • You’re interested in education and how people learn
  • Your career path includes this vision: seeing yourself at the front of a classroom, motivating students, and helping them realize their full potential 
  • You’re a qualified teacher looking to volunteer and teach abroad
  • You’re a retired teacher looking for volunteer opportunities
  • You’d like to empower the next generation of global citizens
  • You’re eager to travel, meet people from around the world, and learn about different cultures

If any of these points interest you, then we can help! We have teaching overseas programs to suit different levels of experience and interests. You can learn how to teach abroad, or use your skills to make a real difference. 

Teach English around the world and use the experience to build a strong resume. You’ll also have an edge in interviews, especially if you’re applying for a teaching qualification.

You’ll work alongside a local teacher, and we’ll teach you what you need to know before you step into a classroom. You don’t need: 

  • A TEFL or CELTA qualification
  • Previous teaching experience
  • Knowledge of the local language 

All you need to teach English abroad is a passion for education. If you're interested in teaching, but want to focus on other community issues, you can consider one of our Social Work Projects. We can also organize Teaching Internships abroad for those with specific requirements. Read our full list of projects for volunteering abroad.

A volunteer teaching abroad works with students on a Projects Abroad placement.

What are the benefits of teaching abroad?

Teach around the world and expect to gain: 

  • Skills like teamwork, communication, leadership, resilience, organizing, planning, and time management 
  • Teaching experience in a real classroom environment
  • A global mindset, from working and empathizing with people from different cultures and backgrounds 
  • Confidence from challenging yourself outside of your comfort zone 

All of the above will improve your resume to give it the edge it needs for future applications. You'll experience personal development while teaching English overseas.

Why does international teaching matter?

We believe that education is essential so that young people to move beyond the barriers of poverty and disadvantage. The schools we support are often stretched to the limit of their resources. On an international teaching opportunity with us, you’ll provide extra support and enthusiasm where it’s really needed.

What sets Projects Abroad’s Teaching Projects apart?

At Projects Abroad, our first aim is to benefit the communities we work in. Our volunteer teaching opportunities are ethical and well supported. Here are some factors that set us apart:

Dedicated staff support

Each project has a full-time member of staff whose job it is to support our volunteers. We don’t expect our volunteers to be qualified teachers or experts in education. On a teaching opportunity abroad, you’ll work with trained teachers from the local community who will guide you along the way. 

Our local Projects Abroad staff will also be available to help. They’ll help you plan your work and be available to give you advice and assist you with anything you need.

A targeted approach

We’re about a lot more than pitching up and pitching in. We stand apart from other volunteering projects because we’re guided by annual reviews and thorough needs assessments, which are recorded in our Management Plans.

This level of professional strategic thinking around each project is very important to us. It helps us make sure our volunteering teachers and the communities we serve both get the outcomes they need. 

A fun lesson held during one of our volunteer teaching opportunities abroad.

Our Child Protection Policy

We take protecting the children and young people we work with very seriously. That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive Child Protection Policy.

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