Volunteer in Vietnam, gain valuable international experience and uplift the local community by teaching English as a foreign language. Our innovative nonprofit initiative provides intrepid individuals the opportunity to catalyze positive change while traveling the world, developing in-demand skills, and creating meaningful connections that will last a lifetime.
- Educate and uplift yourself and those around you by working closely with the local community.
- Learn the basics of teaching English as a foreign language in a safe and structured classroom environment.
- Gain valuable international experience while developing in-demand skills.
- Immerse yourself in the beautiful scenery of central Vietnam.
- Receive assistance with securing a job teaching English in Vietnam or Japan if you wish to continue onward with your journey overseas.
What to Expect
Experience all that Southeast Asia has to offer in an entirely affordable, productive, and sustainable way. Our unique curriculum and small class sizes will provide you with all the skills and experience necessary to begin your adventure overseas as an ESL Teacher.
TEACHING BENEFITS: Having successfully completed our volunteer training program in Vietnam, Trellis will assist you with securing a teaching position of your choice by working closely with our network of trusted partners in Japan or Vietnam.
SCHEDULE: Approximately 3-4 hours per day, with weekends off.
Program starts September 17th, 2018 and ends December 14th, 2018. We will work with the volunteers to allow early or late departure on a case by case basis.
Weeks 1-2 include settling in and exploring Da Nang, training, networking event, and one group cultural excursion.
Weeks 3-11 include teaching students of various ages in actual classroom setting combined with outdoor activities, participating in English clubs, complimentary excursions.
Week 12 is test week in which Trellis teachers will assess students' progress, wrap up any mandatory teaching procedures, and complete program evaluations. Trellis' teachers will also attend a ceremony session to receive their certificate and conclude the program.
Week 13 is departure week.
Throughout the program, Trellis's teachers will be trained and evaluated on their ability to not only teach English effectively but also adapt to living in a new environment and work in a dynamic and diverse team. As job placement support will be provided throughout the program, Trellis's teachers will know their job options and travel plan ahead of the end of the program.
- Logistical support before, during, and after your arrival in Vietnam
- Airport transfers, orientation, and 1-2 complimentary cultural excursions
- 2 weeks of training, 150 hours of in-classroom teaching experience, small class sizes of between 6 and 8 students, and weekly recap and feedback sessions.
- Accommodation and transportation to and from work site
- Lunches during the first week of training and meals during complimentary excursions.
- Job placement assistance upon completion of Trellis' Volunteer and Work Experience Program
What's Not Included
- Flights to and from Vietnam
- Visa related fees
- Travel insurance (mandatory)
- Criminal background check
- Additional in-country trips and tours
- Spending money (food allowance, personal transportation, souvenirs, etc..)
Housing & Meals
We provide each volunteer with a one-bedroom apartment with private kitchen and bathroom. Amenities such as beddings, towels, kitchen utensils, air-conditioning, power, water, cable TV, and Internet are included. We strive to place the volunteers in a safe and central part of Da Nang, Viet Nam to allow ease of transportation and immersion in the local communities.
We provide lunches in the first training week and meals during cultural excursions. In the first 2 weeks, the volunteers will be introduced to local restaurants and stores so that they can shop and manage their own meals. Da Nang has good selections of international cuisines and abundant grocery stores so there are something for everyone. The average monthly food bill ranges from $150-$300.
As a non-profit organization, Trellis aims to improve the English and Japanese language capabilities of our students as a means of increasing their social and economic mobility. We also strive to increase the effectiveness of foreign language education by providing better access to trained and experienced foreign language instructors to both for-profit and non-profit educational initiatives regionally and internationally.
100% of your program fees go directly towards maintaining and expanding our non-profit educational initiatives.