FAQ

General

Why is WorldTeach suspending future projects/programs?

There have been large shifts in the field international volunteering and education. As a responsible organization we believe that it is vital to re-examine our contribution to the future of volunteerism as it relates to our core competencies, resources, and to the larger competitive landscape.

How long will this re-evaluation phase take?

While it’s difficult to provide an exact date, we believe the re-evaluation phase will be complete by the end of 2019 calendar year.

Will we be informed of the final decisions?

Yes, we will provide updates through our website: worldteach.org

Have you thought about the impact on students, families, etc.?

Realizing the impact we have both inside schools and outside within the communities where our volunteers serve, we kept in mind the students, their families, principals, and all those impacted by our service.

If I need to verify my service in the future, will that be an option?

If you would like to obtain a letter of service verification to keep on-file, please email info@worldteach.org before December 15th, 2019 with your name, program, program start date, and service length.  

Can I obtain a letter of recommendation for my period of service?

For letters of recommendation, we encourage you to contact your former field director.  As your direct supervisor, it is up to their discretion to provide you with a letter of recommendation.

Will WorldTeach still offer Alumni scholarship benefits?

Yes, the following university partners will honor Worldteach alumni with scholarship benefits: Lesley University, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and the School for International Training. For more information visit our scholarship page

Will my WorldTeach TEFL Certification still be valid?

Yes, all WorldTeach TEFL Certifications will still be valid.

Any participant or alumni who has signed up for the certification must complete all certification requirements by December 15, 2019. If you have questions or concerns about this change, please reach out to teflcertification@worldteach.org.

I would like to speak to someone about this news.

If you have questions or concerns about the transition please reach out to us at +1-857-259-6646 or at info@worldteach.org.

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