Want to make a difference through education?

Teaching abroad is an amazing way to explore the world, meet new people, and share your knowledge and skills. From English, to IT, to physical education and beyond, there are so many ways you can make an impact!

1.Learn about teaching abroad

Whether you want to spend a little time on a volunteer teaching project, or even get certified to teach English abroad (and get paid to travel), we're here to help! Keep scrolling to learn more.

Top teach abroad guidebooks

teach-in-asia

2019-2020 Best Teach Abroad and TEFL Programs

By Sarah Vandenberg 18 Nov 2019
teach English overseas

Teach English Overseas, TEFL Certification, and Paid Teach Abroad Programs

By Sarah Vandenberg 25 Aug 2019
how to get TEFL certification

How to Get TEFL Certified: What You Need to Know

By Volunteer Forever 22 Apr 2019
Volunteer Forever - Volunteer with Buddhist Monks

Volunteer with Buddhist Monks: Teach English or Work in a Monastery

By Robin Van Auken 16 Aug 2019
What's the difference between TEFL, TESOL, CELTA?

Teach English Abroad: What’s the Difference Between TEFL, TESOL and CELTA?

By Sarah Vandenberg 13 Feb 2019

Guidebooks for all kinds of teaching programs

VolunteerForever

TEFL, TESOL, & CELTA

Teach English Abroad: What’s the Difference Between TEFL, TESOL and CELTA?

By Sarah Vandenberg 13 Feb 2019
VolunteerForever

TEFL Certification

How to Get TEFL Certified: What You Need to Know

By Volunteer Forever 22 Apr 2019
VolunteerForever

Paid Teach Abroad

Paid Work Abroad: J-1 Visa, Teach, Au Pair, Work and Travel Programs

By Sarah Vandenberg 25 Sep 2016
Teaching abroad with IVHQ

Teaching Children

Volunteer Abroad to Teach Children: English, Sports Coaching & More

By Sarah Vandenberg 25 Jul 2016
Volunteer teacher reading to a class of preschool kids

Literacy Programs

Promote Literacy Abroad: Volunteer Teaching Opportunities Overseas

By Nick Callos 21 Jan 2019
VolunteerForever

Peace Corps Alternatives

Peace Corps Alternatives: Volunteer, Intern, and Teach Abroad Programs

By Sarah Vandenberg 17 Aug 2018
VolunteerForever

JET Program

Teaching English in Japan: JET Program and More

By Volunteer Forever 6 May 2019
Volunteer Forever | Sports and Coaching Volunteer Abroad Programs

Sports Coaching

Sports and Coaching Volunteer Abroad Programs

By Brittany Edwardes 12 Jun 2015

2. Decide where to go and what to do

Ready to find the perfect teach abroad program? Check out these guidebooks, which highlight all the different places you can visit, and the many subjects you can teach to others!

Guidebooks by program and destination

Volunteer Abroad for Women’s Empowerment & Girls’ Education - IVHQ

Women's Empowerment & Girls' Education

Volunteer Abroad for Women’s Empowerment & Girls’ Education

By Sarah Vandenberg 15 Aug 2018
VolunteerForever

Adventure Guide Training

Adventure and Outdoor Guides Training Abroad: Safari, Survival & Scuba

By Robin Van Auken 3 Oct 2018
VolunteerForever

Yoga Teacher Certification

Yoga Teacher Training: Certifications & Retreats in India, Costa Rica & More

By Robin Van Auken 25 Mar 2018
Volunteer Forever | Sports and Coaching Volunteer Abroad Programs

Sports Coaching

Sports and Coaching Volunteer Abroad Programs

By Brittany Edwardes 12 Jun 2015
Short term volunteering in Africa

Teach Children in Africa

Volunteer with Children in Africa: Childcare, Healthcare, Teaching & More

By Nick Callos 20 Feb 2019
Volunteer Forever fundraising

Build Schools & Teach in Africa

Volunteer to Build Schools and Teach in Africa

By Rachel Roderick 19 Mar 2019
VolunteerForever

TEFL Certification in Asia

TEFL Certification and English Teaching Programs in Asia

By Rachel Roderick 15 Jul 2018
VolunteerForever

Teach in Asia

Teach in Asia: China, India, Thailand, Cambodia

By Jordyn Hotchkiss 4 Apr 2017
VolunteerForever

TEFL Certification in Latin America

TEFL Certification and English Teaching Programs in Latin America

By Robin Van Auken 14 Nov 2018
Volunteer in South America & Latin America

Teach Children in Latin America

Teach English in Latin America: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Peru, and Ecuador

By Victoria Brown 25 Jul 2017
VolunteerForever

Japan

Teaching English in Japan: JET Program and More

By Volunteer Forever 6 May 2019
VolunteerForever

South Korea

Teach English in Korea: A Guide to Get You Started

By Volunteer Forever 5 Jun 2019
Volunteer Forever - Volunteer in New Zealand

New Zealand

Volunteer in New Zealand: Teaching, Environmental Conservation & Animals

By Lara V. 22 Jan 2019
Volunteer Forever - Volunteer in Portugal

Portugal

Volunteer in Portugal | Teach English, Work with Children and More

By Robin Van Auken 12 Feb 2018
Volunteer Forever - Cheap Ways to Visit Europe

Italy

Volunteer and Intern in Italy | Teach English, Help Animals and More

By Volunteer Forever 7 Feb 2018
VolunteerForever

Ethiopia

Volunteer in Ethiopia: Teaching, Medical, Childcare, Journalism

By Lara V. 5 Mar 2018
Volunteer Forever - Volunteer in Jamaica

Jamaica

Volunteer in Jamaica: Medical, Teaching, Human Rights & Construction

By Nick Callos 6 Mar 2018
VolunteerForever

Romania

Volunteer in Romania: Medical, Teaching, Animals & More

By Lara V. 13 Mar 2018
Volunteer Forever - Volunteer in the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Volunteer in the Dominican Republic: Teach English, Medical & NGO Support

By Lara V. 14 Mar 2018

3.Find a program

Now that you have an idea of what to expect on a teach abroad program, it's time to search for a placement. And we're here to help you find the right one!

Visit our Teach Abroad Programs page, where you’ll find tons of opportunities all over the world.

Click on an organization name to learn more about who they are, what they do, and how you can get involved.

Want to know more about teaching opportunities with that organization? Follow the link to their website to explore and start your application!

4.Plan your travels

Once you’ve decided on your dream project, it’s time to apply!

Maximo Nivel

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Maximo Nivel provides high quality volunteer, intern, study, and teach abroad programs in Latin America. Since 2003, they have offered volunteer programs to travelers in medical and healthcare, teaching, childcare, and much more. Programs are located in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru!

Projects Abroad

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Projects Abroad is one of the largest volunteer abroad organizations in the world, sending 10,000 travelers of all ages around the globe each year on a variety of volunteer projects. Programs range from childcare, to teaching, to sports, and beyond.

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

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Established in 2007, IVHQ is the world's leading volunteer abroad organization offering projects in over 40 international destinations. Whether you are traveling for one week or even taking a gap year, or simply wishing to assist a community abroad, IVHQ has the program for you.

GVI

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Degree- and career-related volunteer trips and internships worldwide.

Naturally Africa Volunteers

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Making a sustainable contribution to communities across Africa through education, medical and healthcare, sports and conservation projects.

A Broader View Volunteers Corp (ABV)

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Nonprofit organization offering volunteer travel placements in 25 countries, supporting local organizations in low-income communities.

Frontier

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Over 400 projects in countries throughout Africa, South America, Europe, and Australasia, offering you amazing adventures and excursions in beautiful locations.

Plan My Gap Year

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Founded in 2011, Plan My Gap Year offers affordable volunteer trips for childcare, English teaching, wildlife conservation, and more. As 93% of their 3,000 participants per year are either solo or female, PMGY is a great fit for those volunteering alone and want to meet other like-minded travelers.

Love Volunteers

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Love Volunteers provides truly meaningful, life-changing volunteering abroad programs in more than 34 developing countries worldwide.

Agape Volunteers

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Agape Volunteers offers affordable volunteer trips to Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, and Tanzania. Their program fees include comprehensive travel insurance, weekend side-trips, and more.