The field of education is one of the most self-gratifying professions. Volunteers frequently choose to volunteer their service by traveling abroad and educating individuals from different cultures. The range of topics taught span from teaching English to zoology.
The ISS Directory of International Schools profiles nearly 600 schools and is a trusted resource worldwide. It includes key information such as school size, curriculum, accreditation, and enrollment.
The American-sponsored overseas schools assisted by the Department of State through the Office of Overseas Schools (A/OPR/OS) are nonprofit, non-denominational, independent schools, many of which were established on a cooperative basis by American citizens living overseas.
The Peace Corps uses volunteer teachers for elementary, secondary, normal and vocational schools, and universities. Some teaching experience is required. However, applications must be made from the United States.*Before traveling abroad, it is wise to enroll in a course to prepare the first-time volunteer for the challenges they will encounter.
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