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“In short, if even one percent of you is considering coming to Thailand, listen to that one percent. It might just be the best decision you ever make.”

- Danny McMahon, Teacher
Chaiyaphoom, North-East Region


Gain Perspective.

Whether you are seeking new experiences or feel a strong desire to get outside your comfort zone, teaching overseas provides an exceptional opportunity for personal change and growth. Experience the world in person!

Unforgettable Experiences.

These are the stories you remember for life. Make new friends from all over the world, witness the wonders of a tropical paradise and experience the joys and pains of life in a new culture. The sights, smells and sounds of Thailand will overwhelm your senses like no postcard ever could.

Be the change.

Make a difference in the lives of your students. For millions of people, improving their English means a better job and a better life for their family. Teaching abroad is a rewarding experience that will leave a lasting impression on you and your students.

A New Career.

Teaching English abroad is ideal for recent grads, retired teachers and those seeking a career change. With educational and teaching opportunities opening up around the world, Teaching English as Foreign Language (TEFL) offers an accessible and viable new career path.

"For one of the first times in my life, I can say that this is a job I enjoy. Thailand is a great place to make a difference especially if you're not sure what you want to do with your life, which is me right now."

- Peter, Math Teacher
Chonburi, Central Region

"...I was constantly asking myself, 'Was it the right decision?', 'Was it the right time?'. Once I got here, I knew it was the right decision for me. ...I honestly believe I have one of the best jobs ever."

- Louise, Primary Teacher
Buriram, North-East Region

"I had an extreme desire to learn, wander and get a little lost. I was looking for something new and exciting where I could make a difference. ...With no teaching experience, a guaranteed job sounded like the best option for me."

- Samantha, High School Teacher
Sakon Nakhon, North-East Region

Nervous about teaching?

Get a subsidized Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate. While this is not an official requirement to work legally in Thailand as a teacher, TEFL graduates express that the course was extremely beneficial, providing them with confidence in the classroom.

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