Teaching abroad and education are some of the most popular and impactful international programs or internships that you can take on. Because of the great need for educators worldwide, you’re sure to find an opportunity that fits with your background and interests, your age, and your availability. And unlike traditional volunteer abroad and intern abroad programs, many teach abroad programs (especially teach English abroad programs) pay you to teach overseas and provide free room and board!
If you don’t have a background in teaching, but you’re interested in getting involved in a teach abroad program, not to worry: there are plenty of organizations that will both train you and give you classroom experience. Whether you want to become TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certified, build a career in education, or even volunteer for a short time with a project guaranteed to make a difference, you can make a great impact abroad and gain valuable skills along the way.