Gotoco

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Funded & Free Global Summer Camps and
TEFL Adventures

Applications for 2022-23 Now Open! Join us this summer in Asia and Europe! Or take on a paid teaching fellowship all year in thailand!

We are Gotoco. The go-to for free and funded global adventures in TEFL.

At Gotoco we offer you an unrivalled opportunity to explore the world. We offer lots of different programmes in SE Asia, S America and various destinations in Europe. We provide fully-funded TEFL training and certification, and the chance to immerse yourself in local cultures, languages and stunning scenery.

Hone your teaching and leadership skills on a summer project in Vietnam, launch your global career on an academic half-year Fellowship out in Thailand, or country hop on our European summer adventures. Whatever you do, you’ll be able to boost your CV, learn about teaching and all the while contribute to improved global people-to-people relations: vital for facing challenges and changes in our interconnected world!

Accessible & Inclusive opportunities: we aim to make travel opportunities like this inclusive and accessible to the widest possible audience, as part of that mission we only offer opportunities where we have pre-arranged funding – so there are no upfront fees or fundraising requirements to take part (yes, that even includes a funded TEFL!)

Short programmes come with all costs covered, those on our longer opportunities get well paid too! Why not join us!

Why Join Us


GO TO SEE THE WORLD!

The world is huge, go see it. Discover some of the world's most ancient civilisations, most captivating cultures and most beautiful geographies!


GO FOR FREE!

Why pay anything! Our summer programmes are funded, with participation, accommodation, meals, TEFL and a holiday at the end all free. Our longer programmes are well paid too!


GO TO TEACH!

Gain valuable experience and a TEFL (Teaching of English as a Foreign Language) teaching certificate


GO TO EXPLORE!

"The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences...there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”
― Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild


GO TO LEARN!

Discover yourself, learn a language, find out how to cook global cuisine, gain useful CV skills and points, have a go at something new and wonderful.


GO TO MAKE FRIENDS!

Make friends for life with your students, teaching assistants, local people, and your fellow Gotoco-ers!

GO TO EXPLORE OUR WORLD, WITH GOTOCO!

Explore TEFL, have an adventure, Learn about our world

Gotoco is a social enterprise aiming to improve cross-cultural understanding. We look to foster an inclusive global community through offering inclusive and accessible international cultural exchange and educational projects. Experience of work in other countries and cultural exchange will be vital for all our participants as they go on to become global citizens and leaders in our rapidly changing world.

What we care about

As a social enterprise, we focus on:

ADVENTURE

We were founded by adventurers, we want more people to have mind-altering, eye-opening global journeys. Fun and challenge are key parts of the experience. We help you explore, throw yourself into unfamiliar situations and make lots of new friends in an adventure-packed cultural experience.

EDUCATION

We love education. Our programmes use innovative methods to create new opportunities for learning. Everyone on our projects can get experience teaching, get TEFL certified and help local students around the world.

ACCESSIBILITY

We are affordable. When our founders began their gap years and university holidays, the last thing they wanted to do was stay home for months saving up money for programme fees! We were founded to be accessible for all financial backgrounds. We think everyone should have the chance to travel and take part in projects like ours. We create an inclusive environment for diverse groups through our free, funded and convenient programmes. We draw funding from host programmes, universities and government bodies, so our participants aren't burdened!

SOCIAL IMPACT

We build bonds and bridges, across the world. Our participants go all around Europe and to destinations across Asia and South America. Sojourning for a few weeks, meeting local people, learning something of a 'foreign' culture and then coming home with an open mind, we believe these experiences will make a better world

Who are we?

We are not an anonymous corporate travel agent, we are a social enterprise, led by three best friends that first travelled together in China ten years ago and have lived and worked together since. We want to encourage more people from the 'West' to explore China, like we did, to break the corporate mould and find much better and more interesting life and career opportunities. After a fantastic first decade in which we arranged for 2000+ people to join programmes in China, we have now expanded to cover destinations all around the world for short and long stays. Join us!

Gotoco'er testimonials

Since 2011, nearly 2,000 students from around the world have joined our programmes. Learn more about their experiences below or by clicking here!

Our Blog

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