"I'm sure when I ponder my life experiences, during the twilight of my years, I will regard my six weeks in Thailand as six of the most sensational weeks of my life... I traveled to Thailand hoping for an enriching experience. What I found exceeded my wildest expectations."
Chris Cox, International Health Program, Thailand
Teach English overseas in Thailand with GSC! The Thailand Ministry of Education has prioritized providing English as a Foreign Language (EFL) training to Thai students. GSC is supporting the Ministry to meet this need by providing volunteers to teach English abroad. The GSC Teach English in Thailand Program gives individuals who wish to volunteer abroad in Thailand the opportunity to provide much needed English language training to students in rural areas of Thailand. Volunteers have the opportunity of teaching basic conversational and intermediate English in private or public primary or secondary schools. The Teach English in Thailand Education Program is available as part of the Two-Week, Short-Term, Long-Term, and International Internship Programs.

Prior to departure, GSC provides international volunteers with a specialized teaching manual containing sample lesson plans and activities that will make you an effective teacher throughout your service. Additionally, you'll receive introductory teacher training during the week long cultural orientation in Singburi from GSC’s in-country partner organization. Previous teaching experience is not required - just a positive attitude and a willingness to approach challenges with patience and enthusiasm!

Because of school vacations in the months of April and October, volunteer opportunities at the schools are limited, and will consist of special projects and day camps. Contact the Thailand Program Coordinator for further details.

Individuals who are not native English speakers can participate in the Thailand Teach English Abroad Program; however, proof of English proficiency test scores and a telephone interview are required before acceptance into the program is granted.  Please call the office at 503-954-1659 for more information or to set up an interview.