Free Summer TEFL Program Across China

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Sports and activities classes with Gotoco
Sports and activities classes with Gotoco
Teach art classes with Gotoco
Teach art classes with Gotoco
Field trip with the students from Gotoco
Field trip with the students from Gotoco
Yangshuo group adventure with Gotoco'ers
Yangshuo group adventure with Gotoco'ers
Summer camp in China with Gotoco
Summer camp in China with Gotoco
Gotoco'er with her students
Gotoco'er with her students

About

Interested in traveling abroad this summer? We provide an experience in China, with full immersion, teaching experience and cultural exchange that cannot be rivaled. Our projects allow you to flourish but are also connected with our mission to provide positive social impact. Our work has been recognised through the 2019 China Social Impact awards, an award granted through the United Nations & British Chamber of Commerce in China.

What you get:
- Free placement service and access to support network
- Funded TEFL training and certification
- Free 5 day holiday to Yangshuo
- Free accommodation and meals during your project
- Free visa and flight assistance

- Check our instagram @gotocochina for all the 2019 highlights

Gotoco is a social enterprise focused on boosting cultural exchange and exploration opportunities between China and the West. Gotoco works with over 100 programmes in 70 urban and rural locations across China. Join us!

Highlights
  • Free/funded (*no fees for participation!).
  • TEFL Certification included.
  • Travel around China (dual location projects - all culminating in a stay at our mountain base in Yangshuo).
  • Free 5 day holiday to Yangshuo
  • Free accommodation and meals during your project

Questions & Answers

Reviews

91%
based on 231 reviews
  • Benefits 8.7
  • Support 8.6
  • Fun 9.2
  • Facilities 8.5
  • Safety 9.2
  • Instruction 8.8
  • Support 8
  • Value 9
  • Academic Rigor 8.5
  • Job Assistance 9
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Karolina
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing experience

This project provides an amazing opportunity to immerse in Chinese culture, meet wonderful people and gain valuable work experience. A huge advantage of this project is a fact that it is free of charge and the only fees I had to cover were travel expenses. Even inexperienced person is more than welcomed to join the project, which is great news for any young volunteer that does not have any work experience yet. I would definitely recommend this program.

Farah
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Good experience

Gotoco is a good way to gain teaching experience and the TEFL certificate. I enjoyed meeting the other volunteers and the children. We had weekends off and so were able to explore the local area. However I thought that there could be better communication between the programme leader and the volunteers, as there were some changes made to the programme and we weren't aware of this until one week into the programme. Overall good experience.

What would you improve about this program?
Improve communication with the volunteers.
Grace
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Global ILETS

GotoCo was a brilliant opportunity to embrace for a university student who loves to travel yet equally gain valuable work experince. The company was very supportive from the beginning to the end, ensuring all of our needs were met. They made me feel very safe in a country so far away from home, but also encouraged further exploration of the country, providing free trip to Yangshou as well as helpful travel information via their website.

What would you improve about this program?
This programme could be improved by increasing the teachers salary. Furthermore, by placing students in a better connected city in China such as Nanjing.
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Sophie
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible summer teaching in China

I had an incredible summer teaching in China thanks to Gotoco! I compared prices of similar companies and Gotoco offers the best experience for the cheapest price. Gotoco provide you with clear information and do their best to help you with the application process and offer the camp at Yangshuo at the end. This experience allowed me to visit parts of China I would never had previously considering going to with great people. I would highly recommend Gotoco as I thoroughly enjoyed my summer and am keen to return.

What would you improve about this program?
Better organisation - i.e allocate people to their schools sooner than a month before departure.
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Marcus
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An interesting way to spend the summer

Gotoco makes it very easy for western students to visit China and gain experience of teaching English; almost everything is organised for you and help is always at hand. Yangshuo, the countryside town where all participants are offered a five-day stay at the end of their programme, is a superb holiday destination. If you are looking for something interesting to do in your summer holiday Gotoco can definitely help you.

Nikol
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Summer Ever!

Gotoco provides a once in a lifetime opportunity. It was the best and most meaningful summer I've had so far! We got to meet so many local people that carried the true spirit of the Chinese culture. I think one of the best thing about this trip, apart from teaching such intelligent and remarkable students, were all of the amazing people we got to meet. Everyone was so welcoming that I immediately felt at home. Everybody was friendly, respectful, and took great care of us. The highlight though was seeing how happy the students were to come to class and to participate. It really made me feel like I have achieved something very valuable and that I have been successful in all of my efforts. Playing games, singing songs, and doing crafts all brought us all together and it felt like we were friends.

I would absolutely recommend Gotoco to everybody! I think this summer helped me grow, learn, and shaped me into the person I have always wanted to become.

What would you improve about this program?
The application process was very slow for me.