Multiple Locations +10
  • Indonesia
    • Bali
  • Thailand
  • Cambodia
  • Vietnam
  • Colombia
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • England
  • Romania
  • Greece
120 hours
Training Type

Program Details

Teaching Practicum
Job Placement
Age Min.


Starting Price
Price Details
This programme is free and funded. Meals, accommodation, TEFL certification, visa support and a post-programme cultural tour are usually all covered by our programme.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Meals Transportation Visa Wifi
What's Not Included
What's Not Included (Extra)

-We offer FULL FUNDING (inclusive of TESOL, airfare, etc) for UK nationals and those based in the UK.
-We offer UK summer camps with funded flights for those ineligible for the above funding. You'd only need to process your own visa. Email us to learn more

Jul 17, 2022
Nov 23, 2023
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About Program

Interested in FUNDED/FREE and short-term TEFL adventures abroad? We provide a global immersive experience to give you teaching experience, cultural exchange and travel opportunities that cannot be rivalled. Our projects allow you to flourish and explore, while contributing to our mission to make a positive social impact.

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

Gotoco is a social enterprise focused on boosting cultural exchange and international adventure. Gotoco works with over 40 programmes in 10 countries. Join us!

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Program Highlights

  • Free/funded.
  • TEFL Certification included
  • 40 programmes in 10 countries. Bali, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Europe!
  • Free accommodation & meals during project period
  • Award-winning programme, safe and fun. Adventurers are welcome!

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Program Reviews

4.80 Rating
based on 532 reviews
  • 5 rating 79.89%
  • 4 rating 19.92%
  • 3 rating 0.19%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Instruction 4.6
  • Support 4.55
  • Value 4.8
  • Academic Rigor 4.3
  • Job Assistance 4.55
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience

Really affordable way to travel the world, gain practical teaching experience, and meet new people. I travelled to Poland over summer and worked for three weeks at a summer camp teaching English through games and casual conversation sessions - making it a great opportunity for anyone who wants to get into teaching. After the final summer camp, as a group we got to travel around Poland in Warsaw and Krakow with accommodation provided.
Main negative I would say is slow communication on the company's side.

  • Help you gain a TESOL qualification
  • Practical teaching experience
  • More affordable than other programmes
  • Slow communication
2 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Gotoco Bali Summer 2023

Gotoco is a great opportunity to combine professional development with seeing the world, something that is quite rare to come across. I feel like i've left the program not only with more confidence in my professional abilities but with a host of stories and new experiences. With the costs of the program largely covered by Gotoco, it means there is little financial burden to myself which is great.

Shared experiences with new friends really made the trip enjoyable. Some moments included visiting nearby waterfalls, nights out in Canggu, visiting the monkey forest in Ubud, learning to surf, exploring the beaches in Uluwatu and swimming with dolphins in Lovina.

2 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

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I completed the Gotoco Colombia programme earlier this year and it was quite possibly the best 6 weeks of my life! I loved living in a rural area of Colombia and really feeling immersed in the culture. Teaching was a great experience and gave me a lot of confidence and it’s a bonus that I now have a TESOL certificate I can use to teach anywhere in the world! I met some amazing people on this programme and made some fantastic memories. I would really recommend signing up now for an adventure of a lifetime!

  • Gain a TEFL certificate
  • Get to live and teach in a foreign country
  • Make friends for life
3 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great programme

Great programme that really allowed me to experience various areas of Thailand and different aspects within the culture. The induction and final week trips were excellent and were very enjoyable. The teaching overall was a good experience and it is very valuable to have a great host who will show you places in Thailand that are generally not visited by other backpackers. I will do another programme soon in Vietnam as I really enjoyed this programme and believe it is worth doing. Initially I was not sure how the programme would be as I had not heard of many programme like this before but it is definitely worth doing if you get accepted.

  • Travel even for those on a limited budget
  • Experience life as a teacher
  • See parts of a country you usually would not see and the culture.
  • Very slow response time when getting onto the programme
  • Tend to leave everything to the last minute to organise pre-departure.
4 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Experience

This was undoubtedly one of the BEST experiences I’ve ever had and super grateful for it. Initially coming across GOTOCO and seeing what they offered, sounded to good to be true! However, I can say first hand it’s very real and they are amazing throughout the whole process. From the information provided right from the beginning through to the support, organisation and the programme itself. The GOTOCO team are easily accessible and available for support, deliver on exactly what they say about the programme, from the teaching experience to the fun excursions!! The teaching in a rural village itself was a lifetime experience, and being able to meet lovely people along the way and have an adventure of travel was a bonus! To anyone who’s thinking of doing it… apply.. you’ll only regret not doing so!! :)

  • GOTOCO easily accessible and supportive throughout the whole programme
  • GOTOCO endorse it to be as much fun and an adventure aswell as a real hands-on teaching experience
  • Being immersed and being able to experience real Thai culture and beautiful rural parts of Thailand
  • The actual TEFL programme can be intense if it’s something completely new to you!
  • If you join last minute quite a bit of leg work/paperwork to do beforehand. All manageable though and GOTOCO support throughout
  • Can be difficult to get to places in your own time if you are based in a rural village. But where there’s a will there’s a way and adds to the adventure! :)
5 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Vietnam with GOTOCO

It was really good fun and the team on the ground in Vietnam were amazing and always available to help and give advice when and where needed. Would definitely rate them all very highly individually. It's a great experience and a fun way to introduce yourself to another culture and community whilst adding to it and developing your own personal skills. I had the opportunity to give a lecture with the rest of my team on the environment and pollution to an entire school of 1500 pupils followed by a short karaoke performance. That wont be something I forget in a hurry. Definitely worth giving a go!

4 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Good Experience

Had an good time overall in Bali with Gotoco. I was placed in a state school in Lotunduh and was in the school Monday to Friday for 2 hours which allowed time to travel round and see Bali on the weekends. Meaning I was able to explore Bali and the surrounding islands. Gotoco is funded for flights, accommodation and meals providing opportunities for cultural exchange and opportunities to explore Bali that I wouldn't have got otherwise. Various cultural activities were provided for us such as a cooking class, water purification ceremony and wood carving class.

  • Gaining teaching English experience
  • Exploring a new country and the culture
  • Gaining the TESOL qualification
  • Organization of the programme often being told stuff last minute
  • Lack of support
  • Cleanliness of accommodation
5 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible experience!

I loved my 2 months teaching in Thai Binh, Vietnam, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to take part in the fully funded program. I would really recommend this program to anyone who is interested in teaching abroad or travel. This program was a unique opportunity to explore a new part of the world while gaining teaching experience. The highlights of my experience were experiencing a new culture in Vietnam, getting to know all the students and teachers in the school, making great friends and travelling across Vietnam.

4 people found this review helpful.

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