• Kuwait
52+ weeks
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood Middle School High School

Program Details

Classroom Audience
Early Childhood Middle School High School


Salary / Benefits
- Salary: $2,600–4,000 USD (tax free)
- Airfare: Included for teacher and dependents
- Accommodations or an accommodation allowance: Included
- Health insurance: Provided
- Vacation: 8 weeks (July/August)
- Some private schools may also provide benefits that extend to one or more family members
Apr 28, 2023
Sep 06, 2016
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About Program

A job in Kuwait offers teachers the chance to work in a small Middle Eastern country with big incentives. Kuwait is a city surrounded by archaeological sites and vast stretches of desert.

Teachers interested in jobs in Kuwait should be flexible, open-minded, and have a good understanding of Arabic culture and customs.

Elementary, middle, and secondary school job opportunities in Kuwait are open to licensed teachers with at least 1-2 years of experience at the appropriate level. Teachers with experience as a faculty head or department head may be considered for leadership roles.

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Program Highlights

  • Experience life in the picturesque shore of the Arabian Gulf
  • Enjoy the life in the city surrounded by archaeological sites and vast stretches of desert
  • Liquor is completely prohibited in Kuwait

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Program Reviews

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Yes, I recommend this program

Authentic cultural experience with great support

I am very happy with my placement here with EPG schools in Kuwait. The partnership of EPG with TeachAway has provided me the opportunity of a lifetime to explore a new culture in a multi-cultural school setting. I have had amazing support from my employer. The organization is a first-class professional business group that has the right people in place to provide an outstanding education for its children. I feel that this position is the best fit for me so far in my career and I hope to spend several years here.

What would you improve about this program?
I would recommend some well-organized information that better explains the visa steps and costs that will be incurred by the candidate. It would have enable me to better plan financially for my move if I had been aware of the steps well in advance. I would also recommend, if possible, applying for candidate visas a few weeks earlier. Or, if that is not possible, sharing the list of documents that the candidate can be gathering. This could possibly shave a couple of weeks off the processing time.

I would also recommend that Teach Away organizes some specific information about teaching in Kuwait, how to prepare, what to pack, what to expect. The information about the ADEC experience is very detailed and helpful for getting ready. Some of it helped me to get ready for Kuwait. I would be willing to help put some of this together and find some teachers for a Google or Facebook group.

All in all, a great experience and I am learning so much!
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Questions & Answers

Hi Hillary – Schools in Kuwait prefer candidates to have a teaching license or a bachelor's degree with a major in the subject they would be teaching (i.e. English).

Hi Angela! The current vacancies with Teachaway in Kuwait begin in August 2019 but there are a few opportunities for online teaching positions can be done remotely.