WorldTeach is an amazing opportunity to develop new skills, stretch comfort zones, and learn about yourself and others. If any of those are things you'd like to do-- don't think, just apply! You'll get the added bonus of beautiful terrain, interesting culture, and wild animal safaris. The country is easy to travel when you have free time and would like to see what is beyond your placement site. There is even the opportunity to visit neighboring countries with ease. You will go through a comprehensive orientation before you take over your classroom and the field director is always available via email or phone.
How can this program be improved?
I wish living with a host family was feasible as a mandatory housing assignment. I lived in teacher housing and was glad to have the opportunity to live closely with my coworkers. However, many of them vacated the school grounds on the weekends. Living on a traditional homestead affords volunteers the opportunity to soak up much more of the local culture.
Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would