Continuing to Make an Impact

Since 1986, WorldTeach has enjoyed the privilege of establishing international partnerships, and supporting volunteers in a joint effort to build the capacity of schools across the globe. As a result of volunteers’ dedication, our programs have served millions of students throughout Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Pacific. Building from their experiences, our alumni community of over 7,000 continues their commitment to service by doing good in all corners of the world.

The WorldTeach experience cultivates a diverse skill set, fostering intercultural competency and providing a grassroots-level perspective on international development.   Our alumni have gone on to serve as congressmen and ambassadors (Mark Green, Kenya 1987), social entrepreneurs (Alexis Miesen, Namibia 1999, 2000) and magazine editors (Stephanie Meade, Ecuador 1998).

What do our alumni value? Where do they work? What professional and transferable skills do they gain during their WorldTeach experience? Find out below.

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WorldTeach Alumni TEFL Certification: Now Available for All WorldTeach Alums!

Starting July 15th, 2016, all WorldTeach alums will now have the opportunity to earn a TEFL certification retroactively through WorldTeach. Please see below for more information or click here to learn more about the WorldTeach TEFL certification program.

To register for the WorldTeach TEFL program, please email [email protected] for more details and to get started.

COST: $350

REQUIREMENTS: WorldTeach alum (verification of completion of service), complete online portion of TEFL course within six months of registration

COURSE COMPLETION: TEFL Certificate will be emailed as a PDF. The certificate is dependent on your length of service. Please reference the chart below for your already completed hours based upon program type.

Duration Year Semester Summer
Total Training 150 hours 150 hours 130 hours
Practicum 25 hours 25 hours 25 hours
Independent Engagement in Educational Setting ~700 hours ~400 hours ~200 hours
As a trained and certified teacher, prior to my WorldTeach year in Guyana I felt I was ready to handle all the potential challenges that would come my way in the classroom. Having recently completed the WorldTeach TEFL program I was so pleased by the variety of topics discussed that were never taught in my teacher training at my university. The WorldTeach TEFL program would greatly benefit all volunteers in the field, both in classroom and community situations.
- 2006 WorldTeach Guyana alum Kandice Kohler-Tibuni