Program Details

Classroom life in Thailand varies greatly between schools. Most volunteers will teach the majority of a school's students over the course of a week. Two or three classes a week with each grade level is a normal schedule, averaging about 12 to 16 classes
Location:
Bangkok, Thailand
Program Type:
Teach Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Duration:
1-3 months
Teach Abroad:
Placement
Placement Audience:
6-12 years old

Program Overview

Program Description:
WorldTeach is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded by a group of Harvard students in 1986 in response to the need for educational assistance in developing countries. It also addressed a growing interest among people in the U.S. and elsewhere to serve, teach and learn as volunteers overseas. Since its inception, WorldTeach has placed thousands of volunteer educators in communities throughout Asia, Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Pacific.

Classroom life in Thailand varies greatly between schools. Most volunteers will teach the majority of a school's students over the course of a week. Two or three classes a week with each grade level is a normal schedule, averaging about 12 to 16 classes total. Some schools will ask volunteers to teach out of a specific text book, and others will ask the volunteers to create their own curriculum. Classroom logistics also vary, with some volunteers having a set classroom and others requiring the volunteer to move between classrooms each period. Even the number of students in a class varies -- some classes have only 5 or 6 students, others have 35. While each individual school is quite consistent, placements shape the Thailand experience far more than most other WorldTeach programs.

Setting Description:
In our brand new Thailand program, volunteers will be working in the Nakhon Phanom Province, in Northeastern Thailand, with Elementary and High School students. This program will focus on English language education, mostly in underprivileged, countryside schools. Volunteers will give these students a chance to interact with foreigners and be introduced to different cultures.
Cost:
The current volunteer commitment is US$1,500. This covers round-trip international airfare, health insurance, in-country orientation,transportation to your site, meals and housing during orientation and throughout your teaching service, and 24-hour field support. During the year, volunteers will receive a monthly living stipend.

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