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Teacher Professional Development

You have something to teach, and we all have a lot to learn.

WorldTeach offers the opportunity to teach in communities around the globe. We seek motivated and inquisitive global citizens who yearn to do more than simply tour a different country; those who look to immerse themselves within a culture and want to live purposeful lives. Our participants have unparalleled opportunity for personal and professional growth while bridging world cultures.

Over Thirty Years of Experience in Teaching Abroad

WorldTeach has grown from a small group of Harvard University students teaching in a single Kenyan village to an established, knowledge-based global organization with thirty plus years of experience. Well over 7,000 alumni served as our reliable foundation for those seeking opportunities to get involved with international education.

Intensive Training and Ongoing Support

All our volunteers participate in dynamic trainings throughout their experience: pedagogy & curriculum, TEFL, cultural adjustment, health & safety, language, and country-specific information. WorldTeach volunteers are prepared to join their new communities and transition into their teaching roles.

A Mutual Opportunity to Share Your Knowledge, Culture, and Language

WorldTeach experiences give you the opportunity to step out of your comfort zone. It is a cultural immersion opportunity that opens your life’s perspective to become a more empathetic individual. You will play an equally important role in the lives of the counterculture who you touch through this experience.

In-Country Staff Support

Our programs are managed by skilled, compassionate, and supportive staff who will help you navigate life in – and out of – the classroom.

Streamlined Pre-Departure Guidance and Visa Acquisition

WorldTeach will help you navigate the daunting task of preparing to live in another country for an extended period of time. Immigration bureaucracy can be tough but we know how to handle those logistics.

Latest News

From Nubra to Zanskar: Part One

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WorldTeach December 2018 Newsletter

WorldTeach is pleased to share with you the December 2018 WorldTeach newsletter! Click here or below to read the .pdf version of this month’s...

Register for our upcoming webinar in partnership with the NEA Foundation

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Happy International Volunteer Day!

Happy International Volunteer Day! In honor of this global holiday, we polled some of our alumni to see what service they are doing in their...

Acción de Gracias in Ecuador

Enjoy the following excerpt from a post by Bella Fornuto, a current WorldTeach volunteer in the Ecuador Year program. In the spirit of Thanksgiving,...

An Interview with Fernando Reimers, President of the WorldTeach Board of Directors

In honor of Giving Tuesday, we've posed three questions about the WorldTeach mission to Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice...

A Teaching Path Toward Policy – WorldTeach India Summer

A Teaching Path Toward Policy Bindi Parikh (WorldTeach India '18) recently began school in Teachers College, at Columbia University. She is pursuing...

A Reflection on the Nepal Girls Education Research Program

Meet Dr. Alexandra Lightfoot (Kenya '87), current research assistant professor of global public health at UNC Chapel Hill and partner of the...

Toledo to Quito: A Year of Service in Ecuador

Enjoy the following blog post from Bernadette Reamer, a current WorldTeach volunteer in the Ecuador Year program. Read more about her adventures...

A New Chapter of Life in Ecuador

Enjoy the following blog post from Jena Doyle, a current WorldTeach volunteer, about her experience in Quito, Ecuador. Read more on her blog. Watch...


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“In 1986, I went to Kenya as the first WorldTeach volunteer. My hope was to bridge the gap between what I studied and the realities of life in the field. That’s what WorldTeach was and still is today, we give each and every volunteer teacher an opportunity to link theories with reality and find their own way of narrowing the development gap around the world.”

Michael Kremer

Gates Professor of Developing Societies at Harvard University, WorldTeach Founder

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