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

2024 Best Teach Abroad and TEFL Programs

By Sarah Vandenberg 6 Dec 2023

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

By Sarah Vandenberg 25 May 2022

How to Get TEFL Certified: What You Need to Know

By Volunteer Forever 9 Oct 2023

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

By Robin Van Auken 6 Oct 2023

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


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

By Sarah Vandenberg 13 Feb 2019

TEFL Certification

How to Get TEFL Certified: What You Need to Know

By Volunteer Forever 9 Oct 2023

Paid Teach Abroad

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

By Sarah Vandenberg 15 Oct 2023

Teaching Children

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

By Sarah Vandenberg 25 Jul 2016

Literacy Programs

Promote Literacy Abroad: Volunteer Teaching Opportunities Overseas

By Nick Callos 21 Jan 2019

Peace Corps Alternatives

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

By Sarah Vandenberg 14 Oct 2023

JET Program

Teach English in Japan: JET Program and More

By Volunteer Forever 16 Jan 2024

Sports Coaching

Sports and Coaching Volunteer Abroad Programs

By Brittany Edwardes 30 Aug 2023

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

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


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


Tired of the ordinary? Craving an adventure that transforms you and the world? Projects Abroad is your passport to life-changing experiences. They are the world's leading provider of volunteer and internship programs, empowering over 135,000 individuals to make a real difference for over 30 years. > Impact-driven adventures: Dive into meaningful projects tackling critical challenges, from wildlife conservation to community development. > Hassle-free experience: Focus on making memories, not logistics. We handle everything from transport in destination to accommodation and meals. > Unlock your potential: Develop new skills, meet passionate people, and become a global citizen with our gold-standard support.

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)


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.



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

Naturally Africa Volunteers


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

Involvement Volunteers International


A Broader View Volunteers Corp (ABV)


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



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


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


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

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