Internships

Paid TEFL Vietnam Internship

Rice paddies, metropolises, traditional villages, temples, mountains—whoever ends up your neighbor, you can guarantee you’ll be surrounded by mouthwatering cuisine, a fascinating, complex history, and gorgeous landscapes (not to mention eager students!) while teaching English in Vietnam.

Soak up its character and constant energy, but don’t lose sight of making a meaningful global impact.

In your downtime, float down the Mekong or paddle quietly amidst karst mountains. TEFL internships in Vietnam really are the best of it all. Whatcha waiting for? These noodles aren’t going to slurp themselves!

Vietnam Internship

Start: January, August

4.5 Months

Offers End: July 25

£1,399.00 £829.50
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What’s up for grabs?

Monthly stipend of US$700 (€625/£540)

Orientation week in Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi

120 Hour TEFL Course

Rent-free accommodation

70+ page Grammar eBook

Ongoing in-country support

In-depth Lesson Planning Guide

Visa and work permit sponsorship and support

Completion bonus of US$700 (€625/£540)

Vietnamese language lessons

Airport pick-up & transfers

Internship certificate

Apply if you are:

  • Aged between 20 – 35
  • Bachelor’s degree holder
  • Native English speaker
  • TEFL qualified (included)
You'll Need
  • Passport from USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand
  • Appropriate personal qualities (maturity, flexibility etc.)
  • Ability to cope with challenges, good communication skills, cultural sensitivity
  • A range of hobbies and interests
  • Good health (applicants must submit complete a health check as part of the work permit process)
  • Clean police record

Accredited Courses

Hear from our past interns

Discover if teaching English in Vietnam is for you with the help of Will’s story. He was inspired by his students’ respect of foreign teachers.

How it works

  • Apply

  • Interview

  • Documents

  • Go to Vietnam!

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

Your Teaching Experience

Be it January or August, you’ve got a bowlful of adventure awaiting you. Get started with a week-long orientation for TEFL teachers in Vietnam.

Master the local greetings, get familiarized with the customs (and the major no no’s), practice your TEFL skills, make new friends, and eat. A lot!

It’s time to start your English teaching job in Vietnam at a private language school, private primary/high school, or a government school.

Past interns have been placed in cities all over the map! Keep in mind that Vietnamese schools vary significantly, with urban institutions having up to thousands of students while regional primary schools hosting fewer than 100.

You can expect to teach conversational English for ~35 hours weekly. That breaks down to 3-4 lessons daily, 5-6 days a week for ~20 hours of active teaching.

That leaves you plenty of time to mastermind your next fave backup lesson!

Cultural Excursions

Wondering what you’re going to do with your precious free time? We’re glad you asked! We know your adventure bucket list is long, but make sure you tack these recommendations from past TEFL interns in Vietnam towards the top!

City

Explore both HCMC and Hanoi if you can—both cities serve up Vietnamese history and culture in their own ways, giving you a deeper, richer picture of the country.

Food

Pho-get about phở for two seconds & instead try bun bo hue. It's vermicelli noodles are thicker, the lemongrass flavor stronger, & the toppings heartier. Yum!

Activity

Get your fortune on track as you celebrate Tet, Lunar New Year. Smell the yellow blossoms & oranges, marvel at the fireworks, & keep the party going for 7 days.

Allowance

Allowance

You’ll find the cost of living in Vietnam is relatively inexpensive compared to your home country. Your monthly stipend of US$700 will go Ha Long Way—get it?

Vietnamese food is fresh and delicious and can be found in local markets throughout the country. You’ll be pleased to know you can find almost anything at these markets, from shoes, clothing, cooking utensils, flowers, backpacks and perfume.

If you love a bargain, enjoy the haggle culture of the Asain markets—can we come in your suitcase?

US$700 Per Month

Getting there

On arrival, you’ll be met by our in-country team with all the other interns. At the end of the one week orientation you’ll travel by bus, train or flight to your placement location with your fellow interns.

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Location

Based on the individual schools’ selection process and your age-group preference, you will spend the next few months gaining hands-on teaching experience in placements in or around the cities of:

  • Hanoi, Haiphong, Ha long
  • Da Nang, Hue
  • Ho Chi Minh

VIETNAM VIRTUAL TOUR

Practice a few Vietnamese phrases, learn about food and culture, plus get tips for moving to Vietnam as an English teacher that you won’t find in any guide book.
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What do you need to organize?

  • International flights: You’ll need return flights (can be two one-way flights)

  • Budget: Spending money for your first month plus excursions etc.

  • Police check: You’ll need a clean criminal record

  • Visa cost: You’ll have support to obtain your visa, the cost is around US$250. Legalization of documents for your visa incurs an additional fee, this only applies to UK issued paperwork, ask us for advice on this!

  • Health check: You’ll need to provide a health statement

  • Insurance: It’s really important to sort your travel and health before you go!

  • Vaccines: Consult your local doctor for advice

Find everything you need to know about the Vietnam internship inside our brand new free guide!

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