Based at Harvard University’s Center for International Development, WorldTeach is a nonprofit organization that gives individuals a chance to make a difference by helping them find positions as volunteer teachers in developing areas around the world. Since 1986, WorldTeach has upheld its commitment to active intercultural exchange and placed thousands of participants in teaching positions in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Pacific Islands.
Volunteers become a vital part of the community in which they are placed, living with a host family or sharing quarters with other volunteer teachers. Beyond their teaching responsibilities, volunteers are encouraged to get involved in community service and extracurricular activities.
Open to high school graduates, college students and college graduates. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree for yearlong programs. Summer programs are open to all applicants over 18. Long-term volunteers are required to be native English speakers and have 25 hours of ESL teaching experience (paid or volunteer).
Center for International Development
Harvard University, 79 JFK Street, Box 122
Cambridge, MA 2138
Phone: (800) 438-2240
Number of Interns: 101 or more
Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Program Fee
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students