Location
  • Vietnam
    • Ho Chi Minh City
    • Hanoi
Length
52+ weeks
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood Pre-School Middle School High School

Program Details

Classroom Audience
Early Childhood Pre-School Middle School High School
Age Min.
21

Pricing

Starting Price
1600
Price Details
The price above includes our guaranteed job placement in carefully vetted schools which ensures your income is secured and we guide you through everything you need before you depart and from the moment you touch down, you’ll continue to receive peace of mind 24/7 support from our in-country team who will be on hand for you throughout your placement.

Visit our program page for our In-Class TEFL & Placement pricing and benefits.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers SIM cards Transportation Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

Shared accommodation for your 1st month in country during your TEFL course
Internationally Accredited TEFL/TESOL Certification
Cultural Orientation including excursions
Lesson Plan templates and resource directories
24/7 In-country support
Support Networks
Lifetime Teaching Placement Guarantee

What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare Meals Travel Insurance Visa
Apr 08, 2024
Apr 09, 2024
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About Program

Discover the excitement of teaching English in Vietnam, where the vibrant cities, tropical climate, fascinating history, unique culture, and delicious cuisine are just a few of the many reasons to choose this amazing destination. With TravelBud's comprehensive in-class TESOL, cultural orientation, and guaranteed job placements, your teach abroad experience will be nothing short of unforgettable!

We walk you through everything you need to know before you depart to Vietnam and from the moment you touch down, you'll receive 24/7 support from our in-country team who will be on hand for you throughout your teaching placement for anything you need help with - be it big or small.

Our In-Class TEFL & Placement and Placement Only program options cater for those who require an accredited TEFL certification as well as those who hold existing TEFL Accreditation. You’ll get informed, first-hand advice to guide, prepare and support you before, during and after your experience.

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Program Highlights

  • JOB SECURITY: TravelBud guarantees you a teaching job in carefully vetted schools where every effort is made to match placement preferences. Earn salaries of $1400 – $2000 USD per month.
  • SUPPORT: We walk you through everything you need to know before you depart to Vietnam and from the moment you touch down, you'll continue to receive 24/7 support from our in-country team who will be on hand for you throughout your placement.
  • TEFL & PLACEMENT OPTIONS: Our internationally accredited In-Class TEFL & Placement and Placement Only program options cater for those who require an accredited TEFL certification as well as those who hold existing TEFL Accreditation.
  • TEACHER NETWORK: A support network of fellow teachers where you can meet other like-minded individuals who are experiencing the same pleasures and challenges you are.
  • LIFETIME PLACEMENT: Once you’ve completed your contract, we can guarantee you a position at another partner school throughout Asia for which you are eligible on your program line, at no additional charge to you.

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Program Reviews

5.00 Rating
based on 20 reviews
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  • Benefits 4.65
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Facilities 4.9
  • Safety 5
  • Instruction 4.75
  • Support 4.85
  • Value 4.75
  • Academic Rigor 3.6
  • Job Assistance 4.95
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Annalies
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Teaching in Hanoi

Travelbub helped to organise a lot of those important details that stress anyone out when they are moving to a new and unfamiliar country. They were always helpful with communication between the school where I was offered a position and myself. The post-move is where Travelbud helps the most as their partner in-country team takes over once you have landed in the country. The post-move included lots of official documentation which can get pretty intense if there is not someone to help out. Overall a great experience.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
For me, the most nerve-racking movement was finding an apartment. There were all these worries and concerns like what if I couldn't find one in time or what if because I am a foreigner they would charge crazy prices. Overall, I would recommend reaching out to a real estate agency that works with foreigners. It's how I found my current apartment which is a perfect travel distance from all of the schools I teach at. I worked with Property People Hanoi and they managed to find a apartment that I liked within my budget and got me moved in in 3 days after signing the contract, which they also helped with.
Pros
  • The assistance with documentation for visa work
  • The orientation meetings to go over important information
  • The 24h responce time and assistance when needed
11 people found this review helpful.
Response from TravelBud

Dear Annalies,

Thank you for taking the time to share your fantastic experience with Travelbud! We're delighted to hear that our services played a significant role in alleviating the stress of relocating to a new and unfamiliar country like Vietnam.

It's heartening to know that our team was able to provide seamless communication between you and the school and that our in-country partners were there to support you every step of the way, particularly during the post-move phase.

Finding accommodation in a new country can indeed be a nerve-wracking experience, and we're thrilled to hear that you found a solution that worked perfectly for you with the help of Property People Hanoi. Your recommendation to reach out to a real estate agency catering to foreigners is invaluable advice for future teachers embarking on their teach-abroad journey.

Your praise for our assistance with documentation, orientation meetings, and prompt responses means the world to us. We continuously strive to provide comprehensive support to ensure our participants feel confident and prepared for their teaching adventures abroad.

It's wonderful to hear that your experience in Vietnam has been fulfilling, and we're grateful for the opportunity to be a part of your journey. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need further assistance or have any questions. Your success and satisfaction are our top priorities.

Wishing you continued joy, growth, and unforgettable experiences in your teaching endeavors and beyond.

Warm regards,
Charlotte and Travelbud Team

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Shael
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Travelbud the best

Travelbud has honestly been the best company to come overseas with. They have been so supportive and helpful. always checking in and emailing me to see if I need anything. Just such a great company to go through. They help me through the paperwork process so amazingly! They’re just so great! Just enjoyed the agency they placed me with and everything. They are great. They have a great media presence and care about their teachers. We’re like a big family! The people are so friendly and kind and just want to help

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Just decided to love it and love it! Be happy and Vietnam will treat you well!
122 people found this review helpful.
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David
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

You won't regret it

I know the program costs a lot of money. But consider it an investment. Not only do you get a TESOL qualification taught in person (better than an online TEFL) which you can use anywhere, but you will also grow as a person. The teaching work in Vietnam is very rewarding, with 80 hours a week teaching paying over £1000 a month (after tax). It's incredibly easy to save, and still live in great accommodation. I've met many amazing people and picked up a second language and several hobbies thanks to all my free time. I feel 10x more confident in myself, and I love living in Vietnam. The people are so friendly, especially if you learn a little Vietnamese.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Take this opportunity to grow. Use your newfound free time to develop some hobbies you really enjoy, while working a job you will love.
117 people found this review helpful.
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Aubrey
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Excite your brain

Every single moment since I have arrived in Vietnam has felt like a vivid story in my head. Not only are we just learning in the classroom- we are learning every time we step outside. Whether it’s reading signs , asking questions to local people in Vietnamese or looking in doorways as you pass down side streets... there is truly never a dull moment. Travel Bud had me feeling so well prepared for this trip. The comfort they provided me set the tone for a welcoming , warm journey into Vietnam. I have felt extremely looked after and the way that the staff (especially Saskia) responded to every question I asked no matter how big or small was both genuine and helpful.

What would you improve about this program?
Personally I think TravelBud was everything I could have asked for. I think the handoff to their in-country partner could be a bit smoother. I found a few times that they started providing me with differing info than I had been told initially by Travel Bud
129 people found this review helpful.
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Jared
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Vietnam with TravelBud

TravelBud have been an excellent resource, and the experience as a whole has been wonderful so far. I had never left the US before signing up to come teach and it's been great. Vietnam as a whole has been amazing, and the kids I am teaching are fantastic. The companies who guided me through this process have really been exemplary in their ability to make sure everything went as smoothly as possible.

The food here is unbelievable. So delicious, and so affordable. Don't be afraid of street food, it's so good. You quickly get a favorite vendor for most anything you can eat.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Read everything and ask questions. The process can be a bit overwhelming, so it is easy to lose a detail or two and misunderstand a component of the program or requirements. TravelBud are great at guiding you through everything, so don't be afraid to ask. Also, once you start teaching, inevitably you will get sick. So hand sanitizer, plenty of Vitamin C, etc should be in your tool kit going into a placement.
122 people found this review helpful.
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Sibusile
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The best experience ever!

I had decided to go overseas for the first time in my life through Travelbud. I was quite nervous but it turned out to be one of the most life changing experiences for me. Travelbud actively helped me through the whole process from getting my documents ready to getting a school in Vietnam. Travelbud was also very consistent with the emails and responding to questions which would put me at ease throughout the process. I really enjoyed the TESOL program in Vietnam because I got the chance to make new friends, experience Vietnam and it's culture before settling down in the city where my school was located. I would highly recommend Travelbud as they are pretty dedicated to making sure you get placed in good schools according to your preference and even after your placement they still check up on you to make sure everything is going well!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My advice to future travelers is to stay dedicated to your job,, actively enjoy the Vietnamese culture and remember to have lots of fun. These programs are quite pricey so make sure to use it to the best of your ability. Be active in your schools as your colleagues are extremely helpful and the children are very cute, enthusiastic and engaging. Don't forget to see the rest of Vietnam!. Make friends, tryout the Vietnamese beer, learn to ride a bike and take a lot of pictures!
133 people found this review helpful.
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Ellie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

A Priceless Introduction to Teaching in Vietnam

My husband and I decided to take the leap and start teaching in Vietnam in 2018. Both unqualified to teach English abroad and with zero teaching experience, we trawled the internet for our best option. Naturally nervous about the prospect, we were looking for the best support we could find.

We came across TravelBud online and decided we would get in touch. From the second I contacted them, we received ongoing support from the team. We spoke directly with recruitment and discussed our situation. Quickly we decided that this would be the company we chose.

TravelBud helped us with visas, document legalisation and preparation in the following months. They ensured that we were on track to arrive in Vietnam with everything we needed.

When we arrived at the airport, we were collected and taken to our accommodation. All of which had been arranged for us as part of our overall fee. The accommodation provided is extremely basic in Vietnam, but to be expected.

We were invited to a welcome meal with all of our course mates. This was a great way to feel settled. Especially for those taking the leap alone.

Over the next month we received in class training, with an opportunity to gain teaching experience. Upon completion of the course, we were placed in one of Vietnam's most reputable independent teaching centres. A company we still work for today, 16 months on!

Overall, TravelBud gave us the support and confidence we needed to start our new lives in SE Asia. Without them, I'm not sure we'd ever have left England.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Standing in front of 16 Vietnamese kids about to teach my first class was easily one of the most nerve-racking moments of my life!
Knowing I wasn't alone in this experience as all of my course mates were in the same boat definitely calmed my nerves and helped me face it head on!
128 people found this review helpful.
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Amy-lee
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

From Nam Phi to Vietnam

I really enjoyed my experience traveling to Vietnam through TravelBud and their in-country partner. TravelBud (specifically Saskia) provided excellent support and was always available to answer any questions or concerns I had. Meeting new people, awesome experiences and practical teaching experience are a few of the many reasons why I enjoyed the in-class TESOL course. The TESOL course was quite intensive but I am glad I chose to do the in-class course, rather than doing a course online. They had a great program to assist with the transition and adjustment to living in a new country and also provided valuable cultural insights. I received good support and advice with regards to job placement and I am glad I chose the TravelBud program.

What would you improve about this program?
The program was quite intensive for the allocated period so I think spreading the course content over a slightly longer period of time may be better.
130 people found this review helpful.
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