Free and Funded Programme
We don’t think people should have to pay to participate, so we make sure that any fees charged by our programmes are met by pre-arranged funding, thus there is essentially no fee for taking part in our programmes. We also help our participants to fund the essentials: accommodation, meals, language lessons, TEFL certification and a holiday at the end are all included free-of-charge!
Funding varies by programme location. Usually, to take part, you will just need to pay for your flights, visa, insurance and transport within country, as well as any extra purchases you make while you are there. We know students live on a shoestring and we will work hard to make your trip as affordable as possible.
TEFL–Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
Your work placements will earn you our in-house TEFL certificate, or help you towards the Trinity Cert TESOL.
Before you head out, we will send you our training manual to prepare you for teaching English as a foreign language. You will then complete exercises throughout the summer which, combined with the hours you spend teaching, will secure you your own 120 hour in-class TEFL certificate.
Previous volunteers have gone on to use their certificate to obtain jobs around the world.
We have two main types of project: classroom English teaching and experiential learning summer camps. You can read more about these projects here.
We have a diverse array of schools, from summer camps that focus on fun, outdoors and interactive cultural exchange to training institutions where you will have the chance to engage on a close level with adult learners.
We really care about cultural exchange opportunities, while you are with our partner schools you will have the opportunities to learn about local culture through language exchanges, local excursions, and many other engaging activities.
Our programmes run all around the world. Currently in Europe, SE Asia and S. America! Once the pandemic subsides, we hope to re-open our partnered projects across East Asia.
Get lost in beautiful scenery on a rural programme, or jump into the hustle and bustle of intensely of global cities. Whatever you are interested in, we have the place for you, offering a mixture of culture, history and adventure.