Location
  • Thailand
    • Bangkok
    • Chiang Mai
    • Khon Kaen
    • Chiang Rai
Length
12 - 52 weeks
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood Elementary Middle School High School University Students
Payment plans

Program Details

Qualifications
  • Native-level English fluency
  • Bachelor’s degree in any field
  • Citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom
  • Must be 50 years of age or younger
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood Elementary Middle School High School University Students
Housing
Apartment
Age Min.
20
Age Max
50

Pricing

Salary / Benefits
Participants earn at least 30,000 baht and up to 43,000 baht per month and receive free, furnished accommodation. Teaching experience required for the highest salaries.

Starting Price
1700
Price Details
Our program includes:

Guaranteed Job Placement - Receive full details about city, school, and housing well before arrival
Hands-on Guidance with document and visa prep
Community - Meet new friends at orientation in Thailand and online before arrival
Practical and Cultural Advice - Feel prepared with our extensive resources on topics like banking, cell phones, and Thai workplace norms
Four-Day Orientation in Bangkok - enjoy cultural activities, intro language lessons, delicious food, and hotel stay
Local Transport from orientation to your school
Experienced Advisors - Before you go, CIEE staff are available by phone, text, and email to provide clear instructions and individual attention
Schools Provide Rent-Free Housing
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Some Meals Travel Insurance
What's Included (Extra)

Multi-day Orientation in Bangkok

What's Not Included
Airfare Visa
Feb 02, 2024
Jan 25, 2024
87 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

CIEE's Teach in Thailand program places teachers in paid positions teaching English at public and private schools in locations all across this beautiful country for 6 or 12 month contracts.

With CIEE, you're guaranteed to receive your teaching placement and work visa BEFORE departure. This means you don't have to stress about finding a job or applying for a visa after arriving in Thailand. You'll know exactly where you are going to be teaching before confirming your participation on the program.

You'll connect with other CIEE teachers at orientation in Bangkok so you can build a network of new friends. Orientation includes hotel accommodation, meals, cultural activities, and intro Thai language lessons to ensure you'll be set up for success while teaching in Thailand!

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Program Highlights

  • Guaranteed job placement and work visa prior to departure give you peace of mind!
  • Connect with other CIEE teachers and build a network of new friends
  • Hands-on Visa Guidance from CIEE experts
  • Orientation in Bangkok – including excursions, meals, and accommodation
  • Rent-free housing and competitive salary so you have money to travel

Program Reviews

4.83 Rating
based on 115 reviews
  • 5 rating 83.48%
  • 4 rating 15.65%
  • 3 rating 0.87%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Benefits 4.65
  • Support 4.85
  • Fun 4.45
  • Facilities 4.3
  • Safety 4.9
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Nicholas
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

My Thailand Adventure

My adventure to Thailand took place in the beautiful province of Petchabun. It was more of a rural placement and that initially had me a little nervous about potential challenges. However, the challenges were not too daunting! I quite enjoy the nature and peaceful area while still being able to travel to more busy areas to do other things. In a short period of time, I was able to enjoy holidays and festivals, hang out with other teachers and explore the local area. In free time I can learn Thai, cook and exercise. The staff at the school always offer their time to support and share with you their culture. So overall, there are many things to do as long as you take the time to plan it. I really cannot wait to explore more and travel throughout the country.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My best advice for someone new to coming to the Thai adventure would be: take it upon yourself to challenge yourself to do new things, solve new problems that come up(for big or especially small things as well!) because you'll learn and grow a lot more that way.
Pros
  • The cultural connections you make
  • The beauty of the country
  • The people
Cons
  • It will challenge your comfort zone, but ultimately that is a good thing!
11 people found this review helpful.
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Amy
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best decision ever

This has been an amazing experience. I’m so glad I have had to opportunity to do this. I have met so many cool people and have been able to immerse myself in a new culture. I have learned so much, and seen the coolest places. My school and my kids are awesome and the support I have from the programs are incredible. I am so glad that I chose to do this after college as a way to get to know myself and see more of the world. I recommend this to anyone who doesn’t know which career path they want to take.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Keep an open mind. Challenge yourself to try new things and get out of your comfort zone. It will make your experience so much better and you will learn so much about the culture and yourself.
Pros
  • Meeting new people
  • Living in a new country
  • Program support
13 people found this review helpful.
Response from CIEE Teach Abroad & TEFL

Wow, thanks Amy for the review and awesome photos! That's great to hear that teaching abroad is living up to the expectations and helping you explore your world and your career direction!

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Isabel
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

A "Once in a Lifetime" Experience!

CIEE has provided me with an incredible experience to travel overseas for an extended period of time while also making enough money to break even and even save money to return to the U.S. I am so happy with my school placement and cannot wait for the adventures of a lifetime these next 10 months in Thailand.

CIEE has provided me with an incredible experience to travel overseas for an extended period of time while also making enough money to break even and even save money to return to the U.S. I am so happy with my school placement and cannot wait for the adventures of a lifetime these next 10 months in Thailand.

Pros
  • Cultural immersion
  • Close proximity to everything I need
  • Salary
69 people found this review helpful.
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Eden
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Travel With CIEE!

CIEE creates a fun, safe, and collaborative environment! I taught in Uttaradit for 6 months and had so much support through CIEE staff, the locals, and the other members of my travel buddies. I had plenty of time on the weekends and holidays to travel, whether that was by myself or with the friends I met along the way. Figuring out the ins and outs of traveling was easy with CIEE. I was paid almost double what locals get paid, so money was never an issue. Things in Thailand tend to be cheap too.

87 people found this review helpful.
Response from CIEE Teach Abroad & TEFL

We're so glad you had such an amazing experience teaching in Thailand and felt supported by CIEE throughout the experience!

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Michaela
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Teach in Thailand

I would 100% recommend the Teach in Thailand program through CIEE. Following college, I had the dream of teaching while traveling abroad, and through this organization, that dream was able to come true. CIEE was affordable, reliable and helped make the pre-departure process go as smooth as possible. I highly advise doing this program, and have absolutely nothing negative to say. This was by far the opportunity of a lifetime! I was able to travel the country, teach the MOST adorable students all while making a surplus of friends.

Pros
  • I was able to be fully immersed in a new culture.
  • I made tons of life-long friends!
  • I got to travel for CHEAP
84 people found this review helpful.
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Mary
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

IF YOU'RE WANTING TO TEACH ABROAD, CHOOSE CIEE

After graduating from college, I was looking for opportunities to teach abroad and CIEE was highly recommended; I am so happy I decided to do this experience with them! Before I even officially applied for the program, I was able to speak with the Teach In Thailand US coordinator to gather details about the program such as pay and housing. I also made frequent calls with her when applying for the program (it's a rigorous process to teach in Asia and I needed a lot of support, CIEE was there for me the whole application process!)They have continued to support me through my teaching and living in Thailand for the past 6 months. I trust this program so much that I decided to sign up for a full year abroad, and it has been the best decision! (bonus perk, you get a stipend for teaching for the entire year and a 10% discount if you sign up for another program with them again). So many non-CIEE teachers that I have spoken to in Thailand have had questionable or difficult experiences with the program they chose to travel and teach with; I can honestly say I have NO complaints with my experience with CIEE! The support you have with the team in Thailand is so amazing; I've gotten support anywhere from step-by-step Visa application instructions to restaurant and hostel recommendations! If you are wanting to teach abroad, I would DEFINITELY go with CIEE

Pros
  • Getting paid to travel, adventure, and experience new cultures
  • The local people are SO kind, helpful, and respectful of teachers!
  • The food!
86 people found this review helpful.
Response from CIEE Teach Abroad & TEFL

Thanks, Mary! We're so glad you have felt supported by CIEE during every step of your journey teaching abroad in Thailand.

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Rachel
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Teach in Thailand 12 months

After graduating college I decided that I wanted to teach abroad. When I researched programs CIEE was one of the first ones to come up. CIEE provided many unique teaching opportunities that really stuck out to me. I decided to apply for their 12 month Teach in Thailand Program, and it was the best decision I have made! CIEE supported me through every step of the application process. Even as I've been teaching and living here for nearly half a year they are still here to support me. I have grown so much through this experience and can not wait to see what the next few months hold!

Pros
  • Experience a new culture
  • Get out of your comfort zone
  • Meet new people
79 people found this review helpful.
Response from CIEE Teach Abroad & TEFL

That's awesome to hear you're having such a positive experience teaching in Thailand and feel so supported by CIEE. Thanks for sharing!

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Kaylee
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Teach in Thailand Review

I have really enjoyed using CIEE to travel to Thailand as a teacher! They have been so willingly helpful since I started my application process back in 2020, and they continue to provide full support for me during my time abroad. Everyone in the staff is very kind and attentive. They are always looking to do whatever they can to make this experience the best it can be for us. I would absolutely recommend using this program to travel abroad because they have made every moment easy, fun and worthwhile!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Say YES to everything! Life is every country is different, so you have to be willing to try things that you may not have at home. You never know what funny moment or amazing memory could be waiting for you just outside your comfort zone!
116 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

We currently provide the same level of visa support to all Teach in Thailand participants and only offer one program.

It varies depending on where your school placement is. Many teachers are in studio apartments in the same apartment complex as other foreign teachers. I've also heard of shared houses or apartments, always with your own room though!

Unfortunately due to the nature of this particular program you must sign up for either 6 months or a year. But there are plenty of other volunteer organizations that would be happy to have you come volunteer for two weeks!