We are now recruiting for our 2022-23 summer and off-cylce projects – apply today!

We offer projects across the world, year-round!

We have established projects across Europe, South East Asia and South America. Our partners are educational institutions; primarily schools, language training centres and summer camps – each partner type offers valuable work experience and lots of relevant insights into TEFL careers.

Summer roles:

Our busiest period is the summer, mostly July and August. Summer is when most of our placements are available. As rule, if you are available for under one month then we offer our European programmes, if you can stay up to two months then you are invited to apply for any of our global opportunities. 


We offer these projects fully funded, we design it so that you have very few expenses.

At present, the grants and partnerships that fund us mean that these opportunities are only available for UK citizens + non-UK citizens that legally reside in the UK (e.g foreign nationals with BRPs, UK student visas, partner visas, and other long stay visas.)

How to apply!

Read on below to find out more about how our projects work, and then click apply now  to get going.

Our summer programmes are ‘open application’, this means you just apply, tell us your dates and preferences and we then place you – taking into account your preferences and our availability.

Our off-cycle (non-summer) programmes are different, you can apply for specific programmes and dates. To do so, please just check our available options in the menu bar above – or email us for a recommendation. We don’t list all upcoming programmes there, last minute spots are usually showcased on Instagram instead – please follow us @Gotoco_


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.

Fuyang, Anhui, School Photo

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.

Group shot from the experiential learning camp

Programme Types

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.

Yangshuo River Summer 2018


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.

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