Travel to Ho Chi Minh City to engage in teaching activities and make a direct and long-term contribution to the development of students for building their confidence, academic performance and future prospects. Placements are available at a number of government-run schools. The project aims to enhance the range and quality of local education in subjects such as English, Maths, Computers/IT and creative subjects. Also, you may be involved with music lessons and practice, sports instructions and other sports-related activities, help with homework, leading extra classes to students requiring special attention, supporting teachers with lessons planning and preparation of teaching-learning materials. Volunteers work mostly in pairs as teachers or teaching assistants for one or more of the above kind of activities based on the curriculum and academic plans for the educational facility or project. Come join this worthwhile and exciting teaching volunteering placement to help change the future of education in local communities of Southern Vietnam.
Why choose this project?
This project is very rewarding for volunteers as you share your knowledge and experience with others and impact their futures. You will learn about the challenges facing teachers with fewer resources and bigger class sizes. The teachers will benefit from the support of the volunteers and from practicing their pronunciation in English.
Role of the volunteer
The project activities of the volunteers are designed in such a way that there is no need for previous teaching experience to participate in a teaching project. Teaching material, everyday lesson/activity planning and day to day support are provided to volunteers for making the most impact in their time on the project.
No formal education or past experience related to the type of project is required. Basic English skills are required for this placement. You will need to keep an open mind and adapt yourself to the local context. Volunteers will work alongside local teachers giving them ideas regarding classroom management, student engagement, and general teaching skills. You must be able to work with people of other cultures and respect practices that may be different from your own.
WHY JOIN THE PROJECT
To assist with providing creative and fun lessons for children
To share your knowledge and teach local kids
To visit the attractions in Ho Chi Minh City and beyond
The schools are located in Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam only 80km from the South China Sea. Also known as Saigon, this is the largest city in Vietnam and it is an economic hub. Take in French colonial architecture, pagodas and Russian style apartment blocks as you explore the city, though try to avoid the numerous racing motorbikes! Many visitors enjoy the museums, the Jade Emperor Pagoda, and, of course, the culinary scene.
For those of you interested in the Vietnam War, head to the Cu Chi tunnels. For something a little more relaxing, why not take a boat trip on the Mekong Delta or head to Hi Coc and take a dip in the sea? Add some time at the end of your trip to travel north towards Hanoi, taking in the beaches of Na Trang, the art scene in Hoi An and the color-changing bridge in Hue.
Details & Costs
- Duration: 2 – 26 weeks
- Cost: £840 / $1469 for 2 weeks
£141 / $246 for additional weeks after week 8.
- Requirements: age 16+
- Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Project activities: teaching English, Maths and sports, helping with homework, assisting teachers, running games and sports activities.
- Working hours: Monday – Friday, 5 – 6 hours per day
- Project Availability: all year around
- Arrival day: Monday, twice per month.
What is included
- Accommodation: shared room in a volunteer house with common room, TV, dining area, fridge and mini library; on-site chef and housekeeper
- Internet access
- Meals: 3 meals per day, Monday – Friday (packed lunches at lunchtime)
- Dinner with a local family
- Airport pickup and drop off from Tan Son Nhat International Airport
- Training: pre-departure packs, on-site orientation, including cultural awareness
- Support: 24-hour support
- Local cooking demonstration
- One local dinner with a host family to experience everyday life of Regular Vietnamese People.
What is not included
- Police/Government Background Check: US and UK citizens will be processed through Kaya (admin fee applies); all other nationalities must provide local police check.
- Optional weekend excursions to Mekong Delta on your first weekend of the placement and Mui Ne on your second weekend of the placement (£235 / $412 additional fee for both excursions)
Easy 3-step application process
APPLY ONLINE Click here to apply online and pay your deposit to secure your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
TELEPHONE INTERVIEW Once we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
GET PREPARED When you’ve been accepted onto your project we’ll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.
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