The organizations listed below are not affiliated with the University of Michigan. We have attempted to include legitimate organizations but cannot guarantee the quality of those listed here. Please verify information directly with program providers. Program fees and stipends/salary (if applicable) vary by program, country, and duration.
Organizations with an * also offer summer or semester possibilities.
U-M Students Only: AIESEC U-M
Non-U-M Students: AIESEC U.S.
AIESEC, a non-profit internship exchange program, offers positions in over 100 countries in teaching English for non-certified students for summer or longer term. Most placements are in South America Placements are also available in Eastern Europe and Asia. All positions are paid enough to cover in-country expenses, and housing and transportation are arranged before the teacher's arrival.
CIEE Teach Abroad Programs*
Places participants in English teaching positions in urban and rural areas of Chile, China, Czech Republic, Morocco, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, and Thailand, Vietnam for 4-12 month contracts. Application fee required.
Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships
U-M students: See the campus Fulbright advisor in the U-M International Institute. One year Teaching Assistantships in over 60 countries throughout Europe, Asia, and South America. A separate program is available in Austria (see the Austrian Fulbright application). Strong preference is given to majors in appropriate foreign languages who are interested in international education. U-M Application deadline is usually in mid-September or mid October for applicants-at-large.
GeoVisions offers short term (1-3 months) summer language camp counselor placements in Italy, Thailand, and China. Participants live with local families and teach English approximately 15 hours per week. Arrival dates are flexible. Paid teaching opportunities are available in China, Costa Rica, Italy, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. Bachelor’s degree not required.
Global Routes Internship Placements*
Global Routes places pairs of teaching interns in local schools in remote villages in Belize, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Kenya, India, Tanzania, and Thailand. Summer (2 months) and academic term (3 months) placements available. Interns live with host families and teach full time in the local schools. They are also expected to complete a community service project in their community.
Greenheart Travel/Center for Cultural Exchange (CCI)*
Offers teach abroad programs of varying durations in Bhutan, China, Georgia, South Korea,Thailand and Vietnam. The Teach in Georgia program is an all-expenses-paid initiative started in conjunction with the Georgian Ministry of Education.
Offers paid teaching placements in China, Indonesia, Italy, Malawi, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Russia, or online. Participants will complete a 100-hour Online TEFL course before departing to destination country, which is included in the program fees. Some locations accept students who have not yet earned their university degree.
Flexible, 1-3 month programs in USA, Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Spain, and Thailand; tutor 15 hours a week while living with host family. Application deadline is 2 months prior to desired start date.
The International Partnership for Service Learning*
Programs for summer, semester, or year combining academic courses for credit with unpaid service work in human services, health care, special education, TEFL, or community development. Locations in Colombia, Greece, Peru, Tanzania, Vietnam. IPSL offers two international graduate programs: International Development & Service (IDS), and Community Organizing and Social Activism (COSA).
U.S. Peace Corps
U-M Peace Corps Office
The Peace Corps is one of the best-paid volunteer jobs: all expenses paid, extensive training, and a resettlement allowance after completing 2-year assignment. Placements in over 70 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, the Pacific Basin, and Russia. Math and science teachers are especially in demand. Jobs in agriculture, business, health, skilled trades, etc., also available. U.S. citizens only. No upper age limit. Approximately 3,500 volunteers are placed annually. The Peace Corps is one of the best-paid “volunteer” jobs: all expenses paid, extensive training, and a “resettlement allowance” of approximately $7,000 after completing 2-year assignment. Placements in over 73 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, the Pacific Basin, and Russia. Positions available in teaching English, though math and science teachers are especially in demand. Jobs in agriculture, business, health, skilled trades, etc., also available. U.S.citizens only. No upper age limit. No application deadline, but allow 12 months between application and placement.
World Endeavors offers short term volunteer teaching programs (up to 12 weeks, with programs typically running 4-6 weeks) in Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Ghana, India, Nepal, the Philippines, Tanzania, and Thailand. Fees and application deadlines vary according to program, with most programs suggesting that you apply at least 12 weeks prior to your intended start date. No TEFL certification is required. World Endeavors also offers an internship in teaching English in Italy. This program lasts 3-6 months. No knowledge of Italian is necessary. Participants will take part in an intensive Italian language training (80 hours per month) upon arrival in Italy. By the conclusion of the program, participants will earn a professional language certification. Program fees vary depending on the length of stay (3-6 months). Multiple application deadlines are listed on website and depend on the desired departure date. No salary. See website for further details on all World Endeavors programs.
Places volunteers as teachers for one year in America Samoa, Bangladesh, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, India, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Pohnpei and Kosrae), Namibia, Panama, Tanzania, and Thailand. Six month placements also available in Namibia and Tanzania. Summer placements available in China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Namibia, Poland, and South Africa. Bachelor's degree required for year-long programs. Program fees include international airfare, 3-4 week orientation, training, health insurance, and on-site support. Room and board and a small stipend are provided on-site by the host institution. Some programs offer significant funding through governmental organizations (China, Chile, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and American Samoa). No salary. No application fee. Deadline varies depending on program. 15-75 placements in each country annually.
Student Teaching Programs
The Institute of International Education publishes directories with lists of credit-granting study abroad programs which have a student teaching component. As always, U-M credit transfer is dependent upon approval.
Specialized University-Level Teaching
Sends experienced instructors to City University's branches in Bratislava and Trencin, Slovakia, as well as Australia, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Greece, Mexico, Romania, and Switzerland to teach in one or more of the following areas: academic prep English, undergraduate business, and MBA programs. Master's degree or higher in subject area preferred. Airfare, stipend, housing, and health insurance provided. About 20 total placements (EFL and credit courses) annually out of 120-140 applicants. A few teachers occasionally needed mid-year. Rolling admissions.