TEFL Internship in Colombia

Get paid to teach and travel whilst experiencing one of South America’s most exciting and colorful countries.

Start: July 2017

5 months

WAS: £849 NOW: £659

Offer ends: 31st March

Includes deposit of $400 USD refundable on completion

WAS: £849 NOW: £659

Offer ends: 31st March

Includes deposit of $400 USD refundable on completion

Monthly stipend of 1.5 Million Colombian Pesos (COP)

240 hours of TEFL Training

Completion bonus of 274,917 Colombian Pesos (COP)

Airport pick-up & transfers

 2-week orientation

Accommodation assistance

15 hours of lesson planning per week

All public holidays off

Colombian health insurance

FREE Lonely Planet eGuide to Colombia & teacher blog access

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TIP  You don’t need previous teaching experience or a second language to apply for this internship.

TEFL Internship in Colombia

WAS: £849 NOW: £659

Offer ends: 31st March

Includes deposit of $400 USD refundable on completion

WAS: £849 NOW: £659

Offer ends: 31st March

Includes deposit of $400 USD refundable on completion


Ancient colonial communities, historic archaeological sites and impressive Andean peaks – with every South American wonder imaginable, it’s not hard to see why Colombia is a firm favorite with TEFL teachers. After two decades of rapid regeneration and an ongoing drive to build a bilingual Colombia, South America has undoubtedly become the most sought-after destination to teach English abroad.

With many chances to explore during your stay in Colombia, international teaching jobs in South America do not come more exciting as this.

Our TEFL courses What makes this program more affordable is that the Colombian government is sponsoring your place!

Internship requirements

  • Fluent English
  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in any discipline
  • Aged between 21-55
  • TEFL qualification (included)
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Community-mindedness

How it works

Before you go, you’ll have an application form to fill out, a video chat, submit all your documents and then you’ll be on your way to Colombia.


Getting there

On arrival, you’ll be met by our in-country team with all the other interns.

What do you need to organize?

  • International flights: You’ll need return flights.
  • Police check: Need to have police clearance
  • Budget: You’ll need to cover costs for extra meals or extra excursions etc.
  • International insurance (assistance provided)
  • Vaccines: Consult your local doctor for advice

Your teaching experience

As for life inside the classroom, you have the exclusive opportunity to teach children, teenagers or adults at Colombian public schools. While every program has their own standard class size, they generally range between 25-35 students per class. You should expect to teach between 6-8 classes in total, with different Colombian co-teachers.

A curriculum is provided and you will also have support from local teachers to help you adjust to teaching in accordance with Colombian educational standards. In your educational institution (EI), your mentor, co-teacher and/or academic coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that your duties are being fulfilled. You will also be in regular contact with a Regional Coordinator. Couples and small groups of friends are more than welcome to apply to this program.

As a teaching fellow in a Colombian public school, you will have full classroom responsibilities with an emphasis on creating fun, interactive and interesting lessons for your students!


After your full two week orientation in the country’s capital of Bogotá D.C., you will then spend the next 5, 6, 9 or 11 months (depending on your start date) gaining practical, hands-on teaching experience in a variety of locations across Colombia.

  • Armenia, Barranquilla, Bello, Bogotá, Bucaramanga, Cajicá, Cali, Cartagena, Chía, Cúcuta, Dosquebradas, Duitama, Envigado, Floridablanca, Girardot, Girón, Ibaqué
  • Itagüí, Manizales, Mosquera, Neiva, Pasto, Pereira, Piedecuesta, Popayán, Rionegro, Sabaneta, Santa Marta, Tunja or Villa de Leyva

Outside the classroom

As the largest economy in South America, Colombia boasts both modern and traditional appeal – the perfect location for travelers who want an authentic South American experience in well-developed, stimulating cities and towns. Whether it’s the stunning coastlines of the Caribbean, the world’s best coffee or the free weekends for endless exploring that call your name, an international teaching English in Colombia is a truly life-changing experience.


With the average local salary in Colombia at around 640,000 Colombian Pesos (COP), your monthly stipend of 1.5 Million Colombian Pesos (almost 500USD) goes a long way.

Ultimately, this unique paid internship in the spirited Colombia gives you much more than a chance to gain practical TEFL teaching. You’ll see for yourself why this vibrant Latin American country has a worldwide reputation for being the most rewarding place to teach English abroad. You’ll gain a real sample of the exciting Colombian culture and way of life, develop invaluable skills and enjoy the invaluable experience of living and working abroad.

Don’t forget you’ll receive your $400USD deposit back after successfully completing your internship contract (in addition to your bonus).