As a WorldTeach volunteer, you will witness firsthand the challenges and rewards of education in a developing country. You will share the skills and knowledge gained through your education and life experience with your students, and you will make a lasting difference in their lives, opening their eyes to a world beyond their classrooms.
"Personally, this year has been both challenging and rewarding. I have proven to myself that I am strong and capable of things I did not believe I could do. The friends I have made here, the true connections, are my happiest accomplishment. The conversations I have had with people here have opened my mind wider and hopefully theirs as well."
You will develop key skills-- including teaching, language, cross-cultural communication, and leadership-- that will be useful in any career path.
Through our training and professional development programs, WorldTeach offers TEFL certification to volunteers participating in most of our programs for an additional charge of $350. Please check individual program profiles to see if the program you are interested in applying to offers TEFL certification. Whether or not you pursue TEFL certification, the teaching commitment in each of our programs is a serious one, and you should expect to work hard-- and learn a lot in return!
WorldTeach requires candidates to choose their country of service and corresponding departure date before applying. Each of our programs varies in their teaching assignments, type of accommodation, and potential placements in urban or rural areas. See a summary of our program offerings to aid in your decision-making process! You can read about the typical life-cycle of a WorldTeach program here.
Programs By Region
Interested in WorldTeach as an alternative to Peace Corps? Learn more about the differences and similarities between the two programs here.
You can also learn more about our programs by reading our FAQ's.