Best Teach Abroad Programs
Interested in the idea of working as a teacher? Looking for a rewarding voluntary position or keen to secure a paid teaching abroad program? View our list of opportunities worldwide from recommended international companies.
Teaching abroad is a great way to make a difference and help children and adults improve their learning. Nelson Mandela said 'education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world' - a good education is vital to helping people progress studies, enhance learning and also career prospects.
If the idea of going to teach abroad appeals to you there are so many different teach abroad opportunities available in destinations all around the world. There are programs for people of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels. So whether you have just finished school or are retired and looking to give back you can find a placement to match your interests.
Some teaching programs are paid and include free accommodation and meals, others are on a volunteer basis whilst some might require you to pay a fee to participate. If you are not already certified you might like to view TEFL courses or our guide to the best companies to get a TEFL certification.
View our list of the best programs for teaching English abroad below (displayed in albhabetical order not ranked by which is best).
EF English First
EF offer amazing teaching packages to destinations all around the world include China, Indonesia and Fiji. Benefits of appling to teach with EF can include paid flights, competitive local salary, performance bonus after 6 months, monthly flight allowance plus upfront flights for many locations, health insurance, paid annual leave days plus 11 national holidays, airport pick-up upon arrival, free hotel accommodation during your first two weeks, ESL certification program available, including Trinity CertTESOL, Cambridge TKT, Trinity DipTESOL and Cambridge IDLTM and social events. Over 2,000 teachers are currently working abroad with EF - will you be next?
Featured EF Jobs:
- Teach English in Indonesia and explore this tropical paradise
- TEFL sponsorship for first time TEFL teachers
- Teach English in China and choose from positions in over 60 cities
Frontier are one of the most established UK based companies offering hundreds of courses, programs and internship placements. Thousands of people have participated on programs which including gap year adventure trips, rewarding volunteer programs and internships and teaching jobs.
- Educational and sports coaching volunteering in Dominican Republic
- Teach English in Fiji
- Volunteer teaching projects in Madagascar
- Teach in Bali
- Volunteer teaching in Siem Riep, Cambodia
- Teach in Bocas del Torro in Panama
i-to-i are one of the worlds leading TEFL course providers and have helped over 180,000 people get qualified to teach English abroad. They offer online and classroom TEFL courses in the UK, USA, Australia, Ireland, Netherlands, China (Hong Kong), Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. i-to-i also offer job hunting support, paid TEFL internships in Asia and lifetime advice from their specalist staff.
i-to-i TEFL Courses:
- 120 Hour Online TEFL Course - £245.00
- 180 Hour Online TEFL Course - £315.00
- 300 Hour Online TEFL Course - £445.00
- 140 Hour Combined TEFL Course - £395.00
- 200 Hour Combined TEFL Course - £465.00
- 320 Hour Combined TEFL Course - £595.00
InterExchange are a US based company and offer the chance for internationals to work, volunteer and teach abroad. Choose from a range of exciting programs worldwide.
Featured InterExchange programs:
International TEFL & TESOL Training
International TEFL & TESOL Training (ITTT) offer internationally accredited TEFL courses including online, in-class and combined TEFL courses which are internationally accredited. You can choose from over 30 worldwide locations.
Courses are available online or you can book a classroom course in Argentina, Australia, China, Cambodia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, England, UK, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, USA & Vietnam.
ITTT TEFL Courses:
- Classroom Courses - Prices vary depending on location
- 60-Hour Online Course - $199
- 60-Hour Online Course With Tutor Support and Video - $235
- 120-Hour Online Course - $239
- 120-Hour Online Course With Tutor Support and Video - $349
- 220-Hour MASTER Course No Tutor - $349
- 220-Hour MASTER Course With Tutor Support and Video - $399
International TEFL Academy
The International TEFL Academy offers the gold standard in TEFL certification for teaching English abroad. They offer internationally accredited TEFL-classes both online and in-person, in 25 locations worldwide. You can take courses online or join a classroom course in the USA (Chicago, New York, Hawaii), Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam), Europe (Spain, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Italy, Russia Turkey).
All ITA TEFL courses meet or exceed international standards. International TEFL Academy are very popular with students in North America and they have a fantastic alumni network and social events all around the world. Over 5,000 people per year take courses and they have graduates teaching in over 80 countries.
International TEFL Academy Courses
- Request a brochure & get everything you need to know about TEFL courses and teaching English abroad with ITA.
iSPiiCE are a community development charity based in northern India. If you are keen to explore India whilst making a difference their placements will appeal to you. .
Featured iSPiiCE placemets:
- Educational volunteer programs in Dharamasala
- Volunteer as a private tutor in India
- Womens empowerment programs in India
Oyster Worldwide are gap year specialists offering amazing trips to 20+ destinations worldwide. From working abroad, volunteering or booking a trek you can find something to match your interests.
Featured Oyster Worldwide Trips:
- Gain a TEFL course and teach in China
- Get TESOL certified and teach in Thailand
- Volunteer teaching monks in Laos
- Help education by volunteering at a youth centre in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Get qualified to teach English by taking a TEFL course in beautiful Thailand with SEE TEFL. They have trained over 1000 teachers at their training centre in beautiful Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. SEE TEFL also offer paid internships and job placements on completion of a course.
Featured SEE TEFL programs:
- 4 week TEFL course in Chiang Mai - $1595
The International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) are one of the most popular volunteer organisations in the world and have placed over 80,000+ people on programs worldwide. Choose from a range of meaningful projects in lots of different destinations including Bali, Thailand, Costa Rica and Hawaii!
Love Volunteers are the perfect company if you would like to help disadvantaged communities around the world. They offer rewarding life-changing intercultural volunteer teaching placements in developing countries where you can make a real difference
Featured Love Volunteers projects:
- Education and childcare development in Albania
- Teach Buddist monks in Thailand
- Volunteer teaching programs in Brazil
- Cambodia volunteer teach English
- Volunteer and teach in Costa Rica
- Educational teaching placements in Kenya
MediaKids Academy is currently offering teaching positions in Central, North and the Northeast of Thailand. Take this chance for an experience of a lifetime and earn a living at the same time! Adventure awaits you!
Featured MediaKids placements:
- Thailand TEFL course and teaching placements
- Subsidized TEFL training and guaranteed teaching job in Thailand
Premier TEFL offer a wide range of fully accredited online courses which have been written by real teaching professionals to meet international TEFL standards. Expansive, educational and extremely engaging, Premier TEFL courses provide you with all the training you need to confidently teach English abroad. They ensure your lifelong certification makes you stand out in the global job market and qualifies you for the most rewarding, highly paid TEFL jobs out there.
Premier TEFL Courses:
- 120 Hour Professional TEFL Course - £249
- 150 Hour Professional TEFL Course - £299
- 180 Hour Professional TEFL Course - £369
- 240 Hour Professional TEFL Course - £439
Projects Abroad have over 25 years of experience helping international participants teach or volunteer abroad. Trips are open to anyone aged 15 to 75+ and you can choose from 30+ destinations.
Featured Projects Abroad teaching placements:
The Speaking agency are a French company which specializes in helping place internationals on teaching positions in places like Paris, Lyon, Lille, Toulouse, Bordeaux and Nantes.
Featured Speaking Agency jobs: