Location
  • Thailand
    • Surin
    • Bangkok
Length
12 - 26 weeks
Classroom Audience
Elementary Middle School High School

Program Details

Qualifications
  • BA (in anything)
Job Type
Government
Classroom Audience
Elementary Middle School High School
Housing
Apartment
Age Min.
21
Age Max
50

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Salary / Benefits
Key Information:

Currently open to native English speakers, with an undergraduate degree in anything, and with no criminal record
1 semester (roughly 5 months) placement, with possibility to extend for another semester
Monthly salary of about 31/32k Thai Baht – This equates to about 1,000 US dollars per month
7.30am – 4.30pm Monday – Friday
Teach English at a Kindergarten, Primary School, or High School
Placements are in smaller towns and locations across the country, allowing applicants to experience the ”true Thailand”
Free Accommodation for the duration
Induction on arrival (via our Thailand partners)
In-country support (via our Thailand partners)
Opportunity to spend 1 or 2 months travelling around Thailand after contract finishes
Starting Price
799
Price Details
Application, Training & Support Fee: £749. This price includes a 120-hour online TEFL course, prior to departure, as well as complete help and assistance throughout the VISA application and placement process.
What's Included
Accommodation Visa
What's Not Included
Airfare Meals Travel Insurance
May 14, 2023
Dec 30, 2023
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About Program

Get a taste of life in Thailand and kick-start your post-uni career in the most exciting way possible with our 5-month Thailand TEFL Taster.

Lush green rice paddies, mystical mountains and laid-back, endlessly positive vibes — Thailand is an adventurous graduate’s dream. It might be best known for its insane nightlife and beautiful beaches, but venture a little further, and you’ll discover there’s so much more to the Land of Smiles.

On this 5-month teaching adventure, you’ll experience it all. You’ll get a taste of true Thai culture, gain the skills and confidence to launch your TEFL journey and turn your desire to see the world into a well-paid reality. And you’ll do it all with people just like you.

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Program Highlights

  • Competitive Salary
  • Free Accommodation
  • Travel Time

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Program Reviews

4.92 Rating
based on 24 reviews
  • 5 rating 91.67%
  • 4 rating 8.33%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Benefits 4.7
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.8
  • Facilities 4.7
  • Safety 4.85
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Elizabeth
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Experience in Thailand

I'm so glad I chose TravelGrad for my first teaching abroad experience. Andrew was always available to answer any questions, even though I was in a completely different time zone in the US. I loved that I was able to meet a ton of other teachers at orientation before going to my placement, which helped me not feel alone. My experience teaching in Thailand has been such an adventure! Students are so friendly and excited to see you. Everywhere you walk on campus, you will hear "Hello teacher!" or "Good morning teacher!" and see smiling faces greeting you. They get so excited over small things like playing learning games, which makes it so fun to teach them. I have felt safe and welcomed in my city the entire time. Overall, it has been such a fulfilling experience, and I'm so glad I took the leap and signed up. Also, I can't complain about eating amazing Thai food every night!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I was surprised by all the Christmas celebrations. I thought since it was mostly a Buddhist country that there would not be much for celebrations and I was a bit sad at that thought. However, my school put on an amazing Christmas program and there was a massive Christmas parade like nothing I've ever seen.
Pros
  • Getting to know Thai teachers and people in our neighborhood.
  • Meeting lots of Brits (the other teachers) and making friends with them.
  • Eating out nearly every night because it is so cheap!
Cons
  • My classrooms did not have A/C, only ceiling fans, so I had to get used to being sweaty!
  • Traveling around Thailand can be somewhat difficult if you are placed very far from Bangkok.
35 people found this review helpful.
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Olivier
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Really awesome experience for new or seasoned travellers

I’m currently on the Thailand taster course. TravelGrad made it super easy dealing visa applications and getting you in touch with the local company. Andrew in particular seems like he never sleeps and is always ready to respond to any questions.

Technically you can do all the visa applications yourself but having the peace of mind knowing you’ve got all the documents you need and checked all the right boxes for when you touch down is well worth it. Also just having a first port of call for any issues when you’re out and while you’re getting ready to leave is invaluable for saving yourself time and stress.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Before orientation spent some time on Khosan road in Bangkok, ate a tarantula spider and about 5 scorpions (for less than the price of a pint back home)
Pros
  • Builds independence
  • Met amazing friends
  • Seen amazing things
Cons
  • Adjustment period can be tough at times
  • I know I’m gonna have to finish and go home
  • Bit of a stressful start to teaching but worth it
32 people found this review helpful.
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Greg
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Time of my life

After a solid semester abroad I knew I wasn’t wanting to settle or stay in the UK for much longer than I needed to post graduation, I spoke to the guys at Travel Grad and they were incredibly helpful and understanding. Throughout the whole process Andrew was so insightful and covered literally everything I possibly could’ve needed to know about working abroad. I was originally wanting to go to Japan however he convinced me Thailand was the place for me. Could not thank Andrew and the others at travel grad for the experience I’ve had, and am incredibly sad at the thought of returning back to the UK. Couldn’t recommend travel grad enough to any future grads who are unsure about what they want to do/need time to think or get out of the UK - they have been so supportive and friendly, always there through the good and bad moments! Thank you guys!

What was your funniest moment?
Teaching my students how to sing last Christmas by wham and then having to dress in a Santa costume and throw sweets to the children on Christmas Day! Not how I was expecting to spend my Christmas Day this time last year!
Pros
  • New friends
  • Exposure to new culture
  • Just the funnest time of your life in general
Cons
  • Initial cost
  • You think it’s taking up time out of your career (really it’s not)
  • Stressful moments
36 people found this review helpful.
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Francesca
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Teaching in Thailand with Travel Grad

Travel Grad have been super helpful throughout the whole process of applying and moving out to Thailand. Including replying to messages at all hours of the day and night. I had a phone call with Andrew at the start who talked through all the different options and what to expect. Two days later I had signed on to move out to Thailand and I haven't looked back. It was the best decision I've made! The process before moving was made fairly stress free and once you are out here there is so much opportunity to travel and meet lots of people doing the same sort of thing as you. I have been here two and half months so far and its absolutely flown by!

Pros
  • Meet lots of like minded people
  • Lots of opportunity to travel around
  • Experience the real Thai culture and meet lots of lovely locals
Cons
  • The pay isn't as much as it is in other countries
81 people found this review helpful.
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Tabitha
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Thailand

TravelGrad was a great help from the start, as soon as I spoke to them they put me at ease about the entire process. They were a massive help with sorting visas and paperwork and are always available to contact. I didn’t encounter any problems and have now been in Thailand for two months and I am still having a great time. If you sign up to teach abroad with TravelGrad I’m sure you’ll have a great experience.

88 people found this review helpful.
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Jack
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Travel Grad

I have worked with TravelGrad for over a year, and through every step they have been nothing short of helpful and fantastic. They always have clear intentions of helping you achieve your goals and they boast various options to help concur these aspirations. They are very well priced for what they offer you and offer further prizes and competitions while you’re preparing to work, or even when you’re working. They have quickly set me at ease with any scenario and they are a fantastic team and company

Pros
  • Easy service
  • Hard workers
  • Amazing opportunity
Cons
  • Didn’t find it quicker
95 people found this review helpful.
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Catriona
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

TravelGrad

TravelGrad makes working overseas super easy and fun. From the word go the amount of support provided is amazing, especially from Andrew who helped make the whole process of moving to Thailand smooth and relaxed. There’s been continued support throughout my placement in Thailand, TravelGrad are always so willing to help where they can. Highly recommend this programme for anyone who is keen to teach abroad and looking for an adventure, it’s been the most experience of my life and it looks great on the CV!

Pros
  • Fun
  • Supportive
  • Great way to meet new people
Cons
  • None
86 people found this review helpful.
Finn
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

What a dream

Travelgrad work tirelessly around the clock to make sure you feel safe, supported and comfortable. The team alleviates all stress allowing you to sit back and enjoy the travelling experience. They provide information as well as opportunities to continue your travels around the globe. When you are with travel grad you feel as if you have been adopted into a new family, where you meet all the like minded outgoing people you have been searching for. I cannot reccomend and thank this company enough !!!

Pros
  • Support
  • Meeting people
  • Stress free
Cons
  • Nothing
83 people found this review helpful.

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