Try out teaching and Interrail across Europe! 

This summer, Interrail across Europe, gain valuable teaching experience, and earn a TEFL/TESOL certificate on fun summer camps in Poland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Spain, Romania, or Greece.

Experience short summer camps in Europe with travel, meals, accommodation and an English teaching qualification all funded. 


Upcoming intakes:
Our Europe summer camp dates are now listed, just check the appropriate links in this website’s navigation bar to find them. Read on and join us!


Where are the summer camps?

We offer an introduction to teaching on summer camps around Europe. 

Apply for our Europe summer camps and you could spend your summer gaining teaching experience in one of these locations..

How can you secure funding?

We want to make teaching and travel more accessible, so we arrange funding for all our programmes. For our programmes in Europe, you have two funding options as described on this FAQ.

For Europe, this means you can either do our crash course TEFL with funding from your university or our TESOL primer route. Both include funding for meals, accommodation and cultural activities. You can learn more about the difference between each programme type on this FAQ.

Unsure which programme to do? Read this FAQ.

Don't just take our word for it...

Why Interrail?

Interrailing allows you to traverse the continent on your way to and from your summer camp. Turn your summer work experience into a real adventure. 

And if you are complete the TESOL Primer or TESOL Direct Access funding pathways, you will be reimbursed up to £250 towards your Interrail ticket: this will buy you a pass that lets you travel for 10 days over two months. 

If you are on your university funding and meet your university’s widening participation criteria, then you will also receive funding towards your travel.

How do you apply?

Please apply at least four weeks before an intake start date. Places filled on a rolling basis.

To apply you need to:

  • Hold a high school/A-level or equivalent certification.
  • Be an advanced/native English speaker
  • Have the right to work in the UK to be eligible for TESOL funding (through citizenship, residency, leave to remain, student visas, et al.)*
  • Be available and excited to travel around Europe this summer
  • Holding a prior TEFL certificate is a bonus, but not required; TESOL training and certification is provided (or TEFL training for those on the university funding pathway)

There is extra support available for applicants from widening participation backgrounds, including all funding you may need to make this happen. You will be able to indicate if this applies to you on your application form. 

*We are keen to welcome candidates with ‘non-traditional’ educational backgrounds (e.g. university isn’t required).

**If you do not have the right to work in the UK, you won’t be eligible for our funding and so we cannot welcome you onto this programme. If this is you, please email us and we would strive to offer something or at least give advice about other opportunities.

How is your final camp location confirmed?

On the appropriate programme pages (you can find them in our site navigation bar), you can apply for the specific programmes and dates that interest you. 

We will then speak with our partners across Europe and invite you to interview with the right camp for you. Some camps will require you to complete a pre-interview task as well to help them to get to know you better. 

Please note that team selection is a competitive process with our European partners and selections are made based on a range of factors, including a balance of skills and experience within a team. This means that your first choice cannot be guaranteed, but we will work with our partners to match you to one of your top five choices, and all of our camps will provide you with valuable teaching experience, the chance to backpack across Europe, and the opportunity to immerse yourself in a local culture.

Places are filled on a rolling basis so the sooner you make your selection, the better!