Share your knowledge and passion. Make an impact.

About the Job

What To Expect

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to help improve the lives of Thai students and local communities in ways that will have an impact on the country's continuing development, while gaining an enriching experience working and living in Thailand.  Our volunteers/teachers will have firsthand exposure to international development in the midst of the dynamic and rising ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region.  


We partner with an esteemed organization in Thailand with over 30 years of experience working with American teachers.  Teach Thailand Corps provides an excellent foundation to support your goals of personal and professional development, in preparation for your future career.  


We and our partner schools are seeking: Graduates of American colleges to teach English at the K-12 level.  Teachers will engage in approximately 15-22 hours of teaching per week.  Our teachers will be placed at schools in less-developed provinces of Thailand. There may also be opportunities to teach other subjects, such as math and science, using English as the language of instruction.


*The Thai school-year runs from June to March, with a two-week break in October.*

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in any field 
  • Strong communication/interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish positive relationships and be constructive team player
  • Demonstrated passion to make a difference
  • Proven ability to be creative, energetic, and enthusiastic in a variety of settings and to be adaptable to new environments.  Adjusting to a new setting/culture and challenging job can be difficult, and while we provide in-depth support, we expect successful applicants to have grit, resilience, and drive to develop and thrive.
  • Teaching experience and ESL / TEFL or equivalent helpful but not required
  • Experience living/working in a foreign country desirable
  • Arts, music, or athletics/sports ability helpful but not required 

What We Cover

  • Monthly stipend
  • Accommodation 
  • Week-long welcome orientation and excursion (training for your roles, including language and culture orientation, supervision, and evaluation)
  • Transportation to your school 
  • Domestic work-related travel
  • Work permit and visa in Thailand
  • Mid-year and year-end retreats

Airfare Scholarships

If you are graduating from a university in Oregon, Washington, or California, you may be eligible to receive a scholarship to support airfare from the Unites States to Thailand.*  We thank Nicholas J. Stanley, Honorary Consul of Thailand in Oregon, and our generous donors in Portland, for making this scholarship possible.  Please click here to see the list of donors.


*Receipt of full scholarship amount is contingent on completion of the full academic year of service.

Additional Benefits

  • Opportunities for internships in various fields of interest, including business, international development, public policy, social work, medicine, and public health during breaks or after end of year 
  • Enriching language and cultural experiences
  • Immersion in an area endowed with rich culture and history and natural beauty
  • Convenience to travel within the country and to other countries in the region
  • Low cost of living—typical meals range from 20 to 40 baht (approximately $1); sit-down restaurant bill averages 100 baht ($3)
  • Convenient local public transportation; motorcycles can also be rented for a low fee
  • Beyond TTC, we are committed to helping our volunteers and alumni achieve their goals -- including graduate-school recommendations, and via our referrals and extensive network in the public and private sectors worldwide.