TravelBud
94% Rating
(29 Reviews)

TravelBud

NEW: In-country TESOL course now in South Korea
We're super excited to announce that one of our most popular programs, Teach English in South Korea, will offer a comprehensive and immersive TESOL course done in Seoul from January 2018. This is an incredible opportunity to get top-notch cultural orientation as well as a take part in a course specially tailored for teaching English in this unique and exciting country. It's a great opportunity to make friends across the country too, before you start working and ease yourself into life in Korea with less culture shock. This option is open to anyone choosing private school placements.

At TravelBud everyone you deal with is someone who has taught English abroad before. We all passionately believe in the life-changing power of the Teach Abroad experience, both for the teachers 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 experience for the teachers 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 teachers 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!

Most Recent Program Reviews

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Lethu
Female
23 years old
Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Other

THANK YOU Travelbud!

10/10

Deciding to move to Thailand is not the easiest of decisions to make, but Travelbud made sure the actual process was seamless, clear and pleasant.

They're always ready to answer questions, queries and concerns (anxiety may get the better of you, it's normal) and guide you patiently through the process.

So, my advice to anyone considering teaching abroad.... JUST GO! Obviously get Travelbud to assist you, it's absolutely worth it.

Special thank you to the entire Travelbud team, you guys are an awesome bunch of people!

Zach
Male

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10/10

After looking through a few different travel sites and doing a bit of research, I decided to sign up for a chat with Peter. Within minutes I trusted TravelBud with the whole process. Everything from signing up, to getting here went smoothly and comfortably for me. Once arriving, Liam and Saskia continued with their support and even took me and a few others out for a couple of delicious dinners. Moving across the world can be very scary, but with the help and support that TravelBud provides, it makes the whole process even more enjoyable.

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Piotr
Male
32 years old
Thailand
Northeastern Illinois University

TravelBud

9/10

When considering this big decision to move overseas it can be a bit overwhelming with all the information you need to know to get started. I researched through so many different organizations that help you through this process, but in the end everything kept coming back to TravelBud. From the initial contact, until I finally landed in Thailand they were there every step of the way. Its not so much the information they provided, which is all necessary and helpful, but its the way it was presented and with the care it was given. They are headquartered all the way in South Africa and I am in Chicago and was as comfortable as can be from such a far distance. They constantly help you with the process step by step, never overwhelming you with information. They made sure that I took care of the initial steps before informing me of the next move. They answered all my questions in a timely fashion and most importantly they genuinely care about my well being and constant concerns with the process. Life choices can sometimes be very stressful and full of anxiety that you can't control, but TravelBud makes sure that they won't give any of that on their end. Today I am living in Thailand with a smile on my face and experiencing an adventure I already know I will never forget. They are a huge reason for that, so thank you TravelBud! Also a special shout out to Peter and Saskia in this process! Hope to meet one day and thank you personally!

How can this program be improved?

Continue to expand! Availability to other countries. People want to see the world and with the care you give, I think its important to help those who want to explore outside of Southeast Asia! I hope I can help with that one day!

Program Listings

Thailand

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South Korea

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Vietnam

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Colombia

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China

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