Who becomes a WorldTeach Volunteer?

WorldTeach volunteers are service-oriented, proactive and accomplished adults seeking the opportunity to boldly step away from their familiar surroundings in order to teach in a foreign country. From recent college graduates to post-career adults seeking a different professional experience, WorldTeach volunteers apply, qualify, prepare, then do the work of teaching the world’s underserved learners.

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”

– Mark Twain

To be selected as a WorldTeach volunteer, an applicant needs to demonstrate the following:
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a curiosity about other countries and cultures

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a passion for helping underserved populations

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ability to problem solve and troubleshoot, sometimes under stress

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flexibility and good humor in challenging situations

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a seriousness about teaching well

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a commitment to serve for the full term of service

To qualify for a Year program, an applicant must be a college graduate who is a native-level English speaker. To qualify for a Summer program, an applicant must be at least 18 years of age and a native-level English speaker.