WorldTeach, a nonprofit organization that places teachers in developing countries to teach English as a foreign language, has full-year programs in China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Namibia, departing in January, April, June, and September. Six-month programs in China and Honduras, or eight-week summer programs in China, Costa Rica, and Ecuador are also available. In August, WorldTeach will launch a new program in the Marshall Islands in the South Pacific.
Volunteers teach English classes at local schools and universities and live with a host family. A program fee ranging from $3,990 to $5,990 covers the cost of international airfare, health insurance, a month of orientation, English as a second language (ESL) training, and staff support. English fluency is required of all applicants. In addition, applicants to the full-year program must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree. Summer program applicants must be 18, but do not need to have a degree.
For more information, or to print an application, visit the Web site at http://www.worldteach.org. Call 1-800-4-TEACH-0 (1-800-483-2240) for further information.