CIEE Teach Abroad
86% Rating
(116 Reviews)

CIEE Teach Abroad

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CIEE offers paid teaching positions in Chile, China, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Morocco, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, and Vietnam, and volunteer programs in Spain, Portugal, and Senegal for university graduates looking to teach English abroad and immerse themselves in a foreign community.

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Most Recent Program Reviews

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Natalie
Female
50 years old
United States
Western Oregon University

"Teachaaaa!"

10/10

My five months teaching abroad in Thailand has changed my life! Living in Thailand for five months immersed in the Thai culture was very impactful. My placement was perfect for me. I felt so happy and welcomed in my Northeastern town and Anuban school. The best part of my experience were the Thailand relationships I formed as well as the English teachers I met at CIEE orientation and at my school. I have continued these relationships upon my return home.
My apartment was in an ideal location-I was able to walk to my school daily as well as find my meals and shop for necessities. I encourage everyone to become part of your local community-get out and meet people, take classes and immerse yourself in Thailand! I was able to travel every weekend either by bus or plane. I swam with elephants in Chiang Mai, bathed in the luxurious waters in the tropical island of Koh Samet, rode bicycles in Ayutthaya, and had many relaxing Thai massages! The possibilities are endless! Travel in Thailand is so easy and cheap. I felt safe my entire time abroad.
Because of my experience with CIEE and OEG I have made lifelong connections and have gotten to know Thailand and share my experiences with my school community here in America. I definitely plan on teaching abroad again. If you are thinking about teaching abroad with CIEE...just DO IT. It will change your life too!

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Yolanda
Female
21 years old
Gwangju, South Korea
University of California- San Diego

Teach Abroad - South Korea

10/10

Overall, I've had a superb experience with CIEE. After comparing multiple programs, I decided on CIEE and have never regretted it. From your TEFL certification to job placement, they've got you covered. In addition to the TEFL course (that includes an abundant amount of resources), they also provide a pre-departure mini-course to prepare you for the big move (focusing on work place and societal cultural differences).

For me, the personal support has been the best part of the program. They have gone above and beyond to provide guidance and support for me throughout my experience. When I was stressing over getting all of my documents in time, I remember just bombarding Luke and Brad with emails. Without fail, they'd respond within 24 hours and solve any issues I was having. During the interview process, I once called Brad on a weekend asking for advice. He was very patient and helped me through it even though I had abruptly called him without prior warning. (Seriously, Luke and Brad are the MVPs.)

Ultimately, CIEE will provide you with everything you need to start your journey. However, there are also many components that are up to you to figure out - such as what offers to accept and what you make of your time. As people have mentioned, do not settle on a job. If a position does not seem like a right fit, you don't have to say yes to the dress. CIEE will help you find another interview. I wish I was more sure of this before coming (but that's a different story). I definitely recommend CIEE to anyone that is looking for a program to set you up with the basics for your first year teaching abroad.

How can this program be improved?

Having to communicate between CIEE and the specific in country recruiter that was setting up my interviews was a bit difficult and honestly added more stress to the process.

Trevor
Male

Cannot recommend enough...seriously

10/10

To be fair, Madrid in and of itself is enough to ensure that almost any long-term stay will be rewarding. That being said, CIEE took care of so much of the nitty gritty stuff that can normally impede people from taking the plunge into this kind of an international adventure. By the time I arrived they had already helped me with understanding the visa process inside and out, as well as provide cultural and teaching guides. The staff -- especially during the critical first weeks of acclimation -- go above and beyond to make sure that everyone feels comfortable with adjusting to a new country, and they make the otherwise dreadful task of completing your immigration paperwork easy and seamless. They also had a lot of activities throughout the year that connect you with other teachers and staff. In short -- I would recommend this program to anyone and everyone. If you have lots of travel experience: you'll appreciate that they take care of the annoying tasks that come with moving so you can begin to immerse yourself in the country's culture and history. If you're a novice traveler: you'll get the kind of guidance and support than not only answers questions, but is intended to empower you to focus on your primary objective of relishing in a beautiful exchange of cultures! Sorry if this seems overly romantic. I just had a damn good time...

David
Male

Dave´s Review.

9/10

The Teach English Abroad Program in Spain was great if you want to teach and want to experience something new in a foreign country. I would reccomend this program to anybody who wants to start a career in teaching English abroad or expand an existing career of teaching English abroad. You will make a lot of new friends and have fun when you hangout with them. This is a great opportunity to not only see Spain but also to see a lot of it´s neighboring countries. If you have never taught or studied abroad, I reccomend that you try this program out. You might be nervous at first but once you have settled in, you will be just fine. Even at the end of the program if you really didn´t like it, you don´t have to do it again.

How can this program be improved?

It can´t. Everything about it is fine.

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Kevin
Male
23 years old
United States
University of Colorado- Boulder

Excellent short-term experience

10/10

I had a great time in Portugal with CIEE. The CIEE staff in Maine and Lisbon were great with their pre-trip coordination and assistance. My coworkers and supervisors at school were very helpful and regularly gave me chances to contribute to the school lessons. Although the program is not paid, CIEE sets you up with a homestay and the school gives you three hours of weekly Portuguese lessons. So, there is still plenty to take from the experience aside from money.

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