Eligibility Requirements Overview

TravelBud eligibility criteria for all our teach English and volunteer abroad programs including nationality, degree requirements, TEFL/TESOL requirements, age groups and health.



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Teach English in Thailand

Volunteer Teach in Thailand


Teach English in South Korea

Teach English in Vietnam

Teach English in Myanmar

Paid Teaching Internship in China

Argentina TEFL Course

Volunteer Teach in Panama

Age

Between 21 and 55 years of ageAt least 18 years of ageBetween 21 and 65 years of ageBetween 21 and 40 years of ageBetween 18 and 64 years of ageBetween 21 and 40 years of ageBetween 18 and 50 years of ageBetween 21 and 40 years of age

Degree required?

Yes.

A bachelors degree in any field. Read why degrees are required on our blog.
No.Yes.

A bachelors degree in any field. Read why degrees are required on our blog.
Yes.

A bachelors degree in any field. Read why degrees are required on our blog.
No.

Bachelor’s degrees are not required, however some teaching experience is preferred if you don’t have a bachelor’s degree
No.

High school/secondary school diploma (higher study is preferable)
Yes.

A bachelors degree in any field. Read why degrees are required on our blog.
No.

Fluent or entry level Spanish or a Bachelor’s degree or TEFL/TESOL/CELTA qualification will count in your favor

Nationality

A passport from the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand or European Union (EU Nationals excluding Irish Citizens will need C1 certification of their English proficiency)A passport from the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand or European Union (EU Nationals excluding Irish Citizens will need C1 certification of their English proficiency)A passport from the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Australia or New ZealandA passport from the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand or the continental EU (EU Nationals will need to be level C1 or C2 certified and other accreditation may be needed)A passport from the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Non-native English-speaking candidates from EU countries may also be considered for positions, depending on English fluency.Passport from the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa. Non-native candidates from EU countries may also be considered for positions, depending on English fluency.A passport from the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Australia or New ZealandFluent in English or if you're an EU national from a non native-speaking country, at least C1 English level

TEFL/TESOL certification required?

Yes.

A 120-hour, internationally accredited TEFL/TESOL certificate or equivalent qualification.

We offer a Thailand in-class TEFL/TESOL course as part of this program.
No.

You don’t need a TESOL certificate to volunteer in Thailand. However, you might want to complete an online TESOL course to improve your teaching skills and prepare you for your volunteer teaching experience.

Read about our online TEFL course.
Yes.

A 120-hour, internationally accredited TESOL certificate or equivalent qualification.

We offer a South Korean in-class TEFL/TESOL course as part of this program.
Yes.

A 120-hour, in-class internationally accredited TESOL certificate or equivalent qualification.

We offer a Vietnam in-class TEFL/TESOL course as part of this program.

Note: Online TEFL/TESOL certificates are not accepted for this program.
Yes.

A 120-hour, internationally accredited TESOL certificate or equivalent qualification.

We offer a Myanmar in-class TEFL/TESOL course as part of this program.
Yes.

A 120-hour, internationally accredited TESOL certificate or equivalent qualification.

Read about our online TEFL course.
NoNo.

You don’t need a TESOL certificate to teach English in Panama. However, you might want to complete an online TESOL course to improve your teaching skills and prepare you for your volunteer teaching experience:

Read about our online TEFL course.

Health Requirements

In good physical and mental health.In good physical and mental healthMust be in excellent mental and physical health. All medical conditions need to be declared.

Read more about South Korea's strict health policies.
In good physical and mental healthIn good physical and mental health.

You may have to take a medical exam when you arrive in Myanmar and this may include a blood test.
Good health. You will need to take a medical exam when you arrive in China and this may include a blood test.In good physical and mental healthIn good physical and mental health

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