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International Teaching Opportunities for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

In addition to resources that may be provided by departments or individual faculty or staff, there are numerous external resources that could be consulted. VIO provides these for reference purposes only, and neither endorses nor supports any specific programs.



Best Bets for Teaching Abroad

This page contains links to related web sites, as well as listings of some of the more well-known programs that exist. Most of these teaching opportunities are for people who will have their Bachelor's degree by the time they begin the experience and who are not formally credentialed. Provided by UC Irvine.

Chatteris International Graduate Program Graduate English Language Tutor

The Chatteris Educational Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization aiming to improve the standard of English, develop young leaders, and promote global awareness. Graduates are placed into a Hong Kong school on a 9-month contract to act as a Graduate English Language Tutor (GELT). GELTs will be working full-time in partnership with schools and Chatteris to teach English lessons, organize extra-curricular activities and improve the English language environment in schools. The stipend is approximately $1660 per month, and you can expect about 30 days vacations for traveling & exploring the country.

Coach English

Program looks for recent graduates for 8 to 12 month stints teaching English to Fortune 500 company executives in Caracas, Venezuela.

The Educational Vacancies Web Site

Job search site for teaching jobs and multiple types of education opportunities in Great Britain.

English International

Information and advice on teaching English overseas.

Search by region of the world to browse jobs teaching English as a Second Language. Being a native speaker of English is a requirement for many of the jobs offered on this site.

Footprints Recruiting Incorporated

An ESL teacher placement site. Footprints Recruiting offers free ESL teacher placement services to native English speakers from around the world, as well as extensive information and job resources.

Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program

The goal of this program is to develop foreign language skills in Japanese youth as well as foster relationships between Japanese youth and foreign youth. Fellows can serve as Assistant Language Teachers, Coordinators for International Relations, Sports Exchange Advisors. Fellows do not need prior teaching experience.

Teach Away Inc.

As North America’s premier educational recruitment firm, Teach Away Inc. offers a wide range of international teaching and educational administration jobs. Each year thousands of teachers explore the world and experience a new culture through Teach Away’s international teaching programs. Teach Away’s services are free for teachers.

Teaching English Abroad

The Office of English Language Programs creates and implements targeted English language programs in specific regions and countries of the world for American academics. TEFL, or a degree in a related field (e.g., linguistics) needed.

Transitions Abroad: Work, Study, Travel, Living

A great, extensive resource that anyone interested in going abroad will find useful. International job offers, internships, volunteer work, teaching English abroad and more.

WorldTeach Volunteer Teacher Program

The WorldTeach program is a 10-12 month commitment as a full-time volunteer teacher. For year long programs, there are opportunities in Chile, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, Marshall Islands, Namibia, and Poland. There is a fee to participate in this program.