Teach Abroad In Chuuk, Micronesia
WorldTeach is excited to announce our newest program in the Pacific Islands: Chuuk. One of the four states of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Chuuk program will complement our existing partnerships in Pohnpei and Kosrae. Thanks to generous funding from the Chuuk Department of Education, this program will be fully funded.
The majority of volunteers will teach English, math, and science at Chuuk High School in the capital of Weno. We may have one placement at a charter elementary school as well that would focus solely on English.
WorldTeach volunteers will live in shared apartments a short walk from the high school. Volunteers will have their own bedroom but will share the living space, kitchen, and bathroom with another volunteer.
Volunteers will depart in mid-July 2013 and return mid-May 2014.
Why Volunteer in Chuuk?
Many educational reforms are currently underway in Chuuk. Attendance at Chuuk High School is higher than in previous years and students are enthusiastic about attending classes. These reforms have been embraced by not only the students, but the local teachers and community as well. WorldTeach volunteers this first year will have the unique opportunity to experience the changing atmosphere as these reforms are enacted.
Though life on Chuuk is not without its challenges, volunteers will have the opportunity to dive some of the best ship wrecks in the world. During World War II, the Japanese Navy was stationed in Chuuk and tourists from around the world now visit Chuuk Lagoon to scuba dive among the wreckage.
This program is fully-funded by the Chuuk Department of Education. This covers the cost of pre-departure support and materials, round-trip international airfare from a designated US departure city, health and emergency evacuation insurance, in-country training, and field staff support. Room and board are provided in-country. A stipend will be provided on a monthly basis to volunteers during the school year. This stipend is intended to help volunteers meet basic daily living expenses at the local standard of living.
There is a $2,000 required deposit that will be refunded to volunteers upon completion of the program.
Please read more about costs and services.
Volunteers in the Chuuk program must be:
- Be a native or native-level English speaker
- Have a bachelor's degree by the program's departure
- Be between the ages of 21 and 59
- Highly flexible, mature, and have a genuine interest in teaching
- A math or science degree is not a prerequisite but those who are comfortable with these subjects, and successful in their own college classes, should do well.