TravelBud - Teach English Abroad

TravelBud

About

At TravelBud everyone you deal with is someone who has taught or volunteered abroad before. We all passionately believe in the life-changing power of the teach & volunteer abroad experience, both for those we place and for the students who gain new mentors from around the world. We carefully select each program to ensure it both makes a beneficial impact on the community it's based in and is a rewarding and life-changing cultural experience for the teachers & volunteers too.

Something we're extremely proud of is our comprehensive support system. Whether it's before departure or once you're overseas there is always someone just an email or phone-call away to answer any question you might have no matter how small - we've always got your back. And it doesn't end there, we've kept in touch with many of our alumni for years after they return back to life at home. When you sign on with TravelBud you'll become part of our global family for life!

Website
travelbudco.com
Founded
2013
Headquarters

Sunclare Building
21 Dreyer Street
Claremont
Cape Town
7708
South Africa

EU Nationals now welcome on our Thailand program

Almost all of our programs require you to be from the US, Canada, UK, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand. Our Thailand program now accepts EU nationals with a bachelor's degree and a C1 level of English proficiency! No teaching experience or TEFL/TESOL certificate required as you can join our in-country TESOL course conducted in Thailand before you start working.

Reviews

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Nikki
10/10

I am a naturally anxious person and going abroad to teach was one of the scariest things I'd ever done. TravelBud was so helpful in calming my nerves and ensuring everything was prepared so that I had less to worry about and could enjoy myself more. Overall it was the best decision I could have made and I'm so happy that I was able to have this experience and so grateful to TravelBud for making it possible!

Yes, I recommend
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Patrick
9/10

Everyone I worked with was amazing and they guided me to accomplishing my dream of teaching abroad.

Saskia and Sabine answered all my questions so quickly, and really helped me through the entire trip. They are always willing to help me and they give great advice.

I do wish the program worked a little more with the schools. Instead you in end having to go through middlemen which is a little frustrating. I think this would have a really helped me with the few issues I had. Overall, very awesome.

How can this program be improved?
Work more with the schools
Response from TravelBud

Thanks so much for the wonderful review Patrick! And thanks even more for the feedback on the relationship with the schools, we'll chat it over with the team and see what else can be done to make things even smoother for future applicants.

Wishing you all the best in your journey of personal growth, adventure and in enriching the lives of your students!

Yes, I recommend
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Mathew
8/10

I found the assistance from Travel Bud to be excellent. The staff were very helpful and provided me with very valuable information. At no point did I feel that I could not approach Travel Bud with any concerns I had. Their availability to help me at any point was much appreciated. Saskia Smuts was especially helpful and provided excellent support and information which helped me to make well informed decisions.
I want like to extend my sincerest gratitude to all the staff at Travel Bud very their help and assistance in helping me to have an amazing experience in South Korea.

Response from TravelBud

Hi Matthew, thanks so much for the review! We're all so chuffed to hear how well Saskia did helping you with your preparation. She works so hard to make each and everyone's experience a great one so it's fantastic to hear when it's noticed and appreciated.

Wishing you all the best with your placement in Korea!

Yes, I recommend
Tessa
9/10

I have really enjoyed myself so far. It is a great country and most of the people are very friendly. My life has changed a lot and this experience is an eye opener. Each school is different so you shouldn't suspect any similarities. The lifestyle isn't to expensive and public transport is simple to use. I think the only way to understand their culture is to experience it yourself and make the most of it.

Response from TravelBud

Hi Tessa, thanks so much for the wonderful review!

It's great to see you embracing this experience with open arms and immersing yourself in the culture. Your attitude is exactly how it should be to make the most of your time in Korea.

Wishing you every success in your teaching placement, we're all sure you'll rock it!

Yes, I recommend
Lane
10/10

I have nothing but amazing things to say about TravelBud and Saskia who helped me from the beginning of my experiences, through the transition and followed up with me once I was placed. I am someone who has always gone into all my experiences with expectations, how can you not? But my expectations were not fulfilled and it turned out to be a blessing. Thailand has changed my life for the better and I feel so thankful for everything TravelBud has done for me and XploreAsia.

Yes, I recommend

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