Best Teach Abroad Programs in 2024
Are you interested in the idea of working oversea as a teacher? 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).
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
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.
Global Work & Travel teaching trips give you the chance to take part in a 3-4 week class-based TEFL or TESOL course where you’ll learn how to teach English to foreign students. You’ll be provided with accommodation, transfers and cultural activities and excursions throughout your course.
Upon completion, you’ll be awarded an internationally-recognised accreditation which will give you the freedom to teach and travel all over the world or land a local teaching placement. You may enjoy it so much that you take it up as a long term career as there is growth potential!
- Teach in Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Teach in Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Teach in Costa Rica
- Teach in Japan
- Teach in South Korea
- Teach in Vietnam
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:
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
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:
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.