Buddhist Immersion - Teach English Abroad

Volunteer Program




GSC's Buddhist Immersion (BI) - Teach English Abroad (TEA) Volunteer Program in Cambodia brings GSC’s mission of service and learning together. Volunteers have the unique opportunity to learn about Buddhism in Cambodia on a social, spiritual, and intellectual level, while giving back to their new community by teaching English at a wat (Buddhist monastery) and other community educational settings. This is not a Buddhist meditation program, although there are some opportunities for meditation and chanting with monks.



What differentiates the BI-TEA Program from the TEA Program?

The main distinction between the BI-TEA Program and the Teach English Abroad Program is with the BI-TEA Program volunteers have the opportunity to live and/or serve amongst the monks and nuns and immerse themselves in the peaceful ways of a traditional Khmer monastery. Instead of solely focusing on teaching English, this program gives volunteers the chance to experience how traditional Buddhist monks and nuns live, while also having the opportunity to share their knowledge and experience of the English language with the community.

There are two placement options for this program:

- Short-Term Buddhist Immersion/Teach English Option

- Long-Term BI/TEA Program Option



The Buddhist Immersion - Teach English Abroad Program is open year-round with start dates every month and programs ranging from two-weeks to six-months, or longer. For more information about the Teach English Abroad Program, visit our Teach English Abroad Program page.

Click on the links below to request more information about our programs and ask any questions you may have, learn about our program's start dates and current rates, read about the application process, and start an application.