Take out a world map. Pin it to the wall. Throw a dart. That’s where you can volunteer teach anywhere you want. Choose South Africa, choose Dreams to Reality Cape Town!
Volunteer teachers are in high demand as teachers in third world countries cannot cope with the amount of children per class.
Why you should volunteer as a teaching assistant:
Combine your passion of languages with travelling. Many people would love to travel the world but are turned off due to the need to save money before setting off however this doesn’t have to be the case if you can work while abroad.
Experience different cultures. This is the main reason people go travelling, if you have a hunger to learn more about the world or a specific country and would love to fully immerse yourself in a culture there is no better way to do so than to teach in that destination.
Enhance your CV. If you decide you want to return home at any point, you will have gained valuable life skills which will enhance your chances of being successful when applying for future jobs.
Acquire new language skills. While it is not a requirement to know the native language, just by spending time in different countries will help you to increase your language skills and pick up a new language.
Set off on the adventure of a lifetime. We all know someone who has travelled to exotic locations and returned with impressive stories of their time spent abroad. By teaching abroad not only will you return with tales of the sights you saw but you will also know your time was spent helping the locals learn a language skill that could benefit them massively in the future.