A passage to India!

India needs no introduction. 

Come and see what all the fuss is about.


We are delighted to invite you to join us in India!! If you’re looking to spend 2-3 months in one of the most exciting countries in Asia, + gain a teaching qualification, Gotoco welcomes you!

Our placements are funded and that includes accommodation*, meals**, language and culture introductions, and TESOL certification. On this programme,funding will cover everything – including flights.

This is intended to help you to launch a career in the exciting  TEFL sector, with skills and insights gained transferable to teaching and other career routes anywhere in the world.

Along the way, experience a fascinating new culture and language, and gain valuable qualifications and skills.

* Accommodation varies according to the programme and it will usually be a shared room. 

** Meals provided in the programme are aligned with what locals eat and do not always include drinks. If a participant chooses to go out for meals outside the programme, then meals are their own responsibility. 

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

What do you get?

Our short-term India Teaching Programme is your launchpad for a global and impactful career. On the programme, you will receive:

  • Funding to cover your TEFL, meals and accommodation, flights, visas, insurance!
  • TESOL training and certification
  • Local Language and Culture Lessons for Kerala
  • Teaching placement in a supportive school with accommodation and meals covered, and some cultural and adventure activities.
  • Tourism activities in Kerala.
  • Professional development mentoring and training throughout your time on the programme, with a focus on teaching and social enterprise. We do this so, that even in your short time with us, you take the first steps in a lifetime of interesting and impactful living.
  • Personal and community support, including 24/7 support for emergencies.

What does this project involve?

You will be teaching English and international culture to local Indian students, usually as part of their term time activities in schools in Kerala province.

  • By teaching local students you will have to opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture as the students love to tell you all about it
  • You will receive continuous professional development support and mentoring to support you in your teaching and with your future career plans. 

Our project in Kerala takes place in large urban areas, not far from major tourist sites such as Cochin. Kerala is summed up by Lonely Planet as follows:

“For many travelers, Kerala is South India’s most serenely beautiful state. This slender coastal strip is defined by its layered landscape: almost 373 miles (600km) of glorious Arabian Sea coast and beaches; a languid network of glistening backwaters; and the spice- and tea-covered hills of the Western Ghats, dotted with fiercely protected wildlife reserves and cool hill stations such as Munnar. Just setting foot on this swathe of soul-soothing, palm-shaded green will slow your subcontinental stride to a blissed-out amble. Kerala is a world away from the hectic action of the rest of India, its long, fascinating backstory illuminated by historically evocative cities like Kochi (Cochin) and Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).”


Why India?

Programmes like this in India are extremely rare. We believe this is the first programme of its kind. If you’d like to pathbreak a unique opportunity and see one of the most exciting and most culturally rich nations on earth then please join us!

How do you apply?

To apply you need to:

  • Completed high school/A-level/college
  • Be an advanced level English speaker, e.g a native speaker or otherwise have native-level English.
  • Have the right to work in the UK to be eligible for funding (through citizenship, residency, leave to remain, student visas, et al.)*
  • Have a clear criminal record
  • Be available and excited to travel to India!

This programme is ideal for anyone who wants to explore building a life as a teacher abroad, including recent graduates, mid-career changers, college grads and those from ‘non-traditional’ educational backgrounds. 

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