Several years ago I was lucky enough to teach a group of vibrant nine to 13-year-olds. I was surprised at how observant kids in this age group are. On more than one morning I was greeted with a hug or friendly smile and a “Miss, I like your green dress. Is it new?”...
Are you planning to volunteer in Africa? Head to Tanzania! Home to a beautiful coastline, fantastic safari experiences, and several natural wonders – it has something for everyone. But before you book your ticket or board your flight, there are a few Tanzania facts...
Are you tired of the nine to five? Feeling like you’d like to get more out of your job and make an impact? Well, have you ever thought about working abroad as an English teacher? TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. It’s a certification that trains...
Education is the key that unlocks a world of opportunities. Every individual can benefit from learning, so quality education should be available to all. Education and prosperity go hand in hand. When everyone has access to quality education, nations can develop. The...
If you are considering teaching English abroad, there are a number of questions to be answered before embarking on an expensive teacher training program or committing to a teaching contract that can be one or two years long. I’ve volunteered abroad as an English...
In a small unsuspecting room set among the historic Elmina castle, a former slave trading post, is a group of fiery and determined young women, students of the first skills training class in collaboration with both the local NGO, Action for Compassion, and GVI. These...
Many people want to travel the world as paid TEFL teachers. Given the number of websites devoted to TEFL jobs, one would be forgiven for believing it’s a walk in the park to secure that dream job of teaching English to tots in Thailand, working with monks in Laos, or...
Considering volunteering abroad with children? Ask – and answer – these kinds of questions before making your decision. Volunteer work with children can teeter between help and harm. Orphanage volunteering can cause serious emotional damage. Yet teaching English...
Are you considering taking the plunge to teach English overseas? Perhaps you are a student on a gap year, a recent graduate, or you’re looking to have a career break. Teaching English can be a great way to gain hands-on experience and increase your employability. It...
Access to education is key to ensuring women have access to work opportunities, decent health care, and representation in political and economic processes, yet in India there is still a struggle to give girls the same level of education as their male peers. Read on to...
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