• Open your eyes. Appreciate what’s important by experiencing different circumstances and ways of living.
  • Prepare for your future. The ultimate internship for parenting (all your future kids will have to learn English)
  • Thinking of a mission? A volunteer experience will help you decide what’s right for you and prepare you.
  • Acquire life skills. Our volunteers do better in school when they get back.


  • Be a part of a team. Average group size is 10 teachers, with groups as large as 25 at some schools.
  • Be you. Your warmth and enthusiasm are just what the kids need to succeed.
  • Create lifelong friendships. Make friends with other volunteers, keep up the friendships after you get back.
  • See the results. There’s nothing like the joy of success you will share with your kids when you witness them speaking English.


  • Get clarity. Real-life experience helps you decide on what you want to be. You may even decide on a major.
  • Have daily adventures. Teaching takes up half a day and then you have time outside of teaching for travel, exploring, learning… you name it.
  • Open your mind. You’ll be immersed in another way of life and a completely different culture.
  • Gain more than you give. You’ll go to teach the kids, but be amazed at how much you learn from them.


  • Give a unique gift. Speaking English is a gift that millions of people want. It’s yours to give.
  • Open doors. Your efforts make sure the kids get a real English education. Many of our graduates get English speaking jobs or enter American universities.
  • Give more than just English. You’ll give personal attention from an adult who cares.

It changed my life...

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