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Myanmar stirs up images of wild, sun-soaked valleys dotted with ancient temples, delicate tea leaves making their way to both your mug and plate and monks in ruby robes with twinkling eyes.

While teaching English in Myanmar, however, the sights will quickly take a backseat to the meaningful work you do as an ESL teacher.

Known throughout Asia as a confluence of Thai, Indian, and Chinese cultures, the Burmese will dazzle you not only with their hospitality and work ethic but also with their English teaching job prospects.

What are you waiting for? Become a TEFL intern in Myanmar!

Myanmar Highlights

Fully Inclusive Programme

  • 120 Hour TEFL Course
  • Full welcome orientation
  • Accommodation guidance
  • Visa support
  • Two consecutive days off per week
  • Opportunity to teach primary and secondary level students

Essential information about this trip

Monthly allowance of 1.25 – 1.45 million MMK (US$700-US$785/€665-€770/£560-£650)
Accommodation guidance
120 Hour TEFL Course
Opportunity to teach primary and secondary level students
Two consecutive days off per week
Visa support
1 week orientation
Ongoing in-country support
What you need:
Aged between 21 – 60
Fluent or native English speaker
High School graduate (A-levels, High School Diploma, Leaving Cert, Matric)
TEFL qualified (included)
Flexible, hardworking and mature
In good mental and physical health
Owner of a clean police record
What’s not required:
Any teaching experience
To speak any other languages
Bachelor's Degree
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
Health check: You’ll need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide a negative PCR test (taken within 48 hours of departure)
Insurance: It’s really important to sort your travel and health insurance before you go, covering COVID-19 treatment.
1 day quarantine either organised by our partners or in a 4 or 5 star hotel for $35 per night.


After you settle in, you will spend the semester teaching in one of our stunning placements throughout Myanmar. Locations are varied and include: Yangon or Mandalay

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    How it works

    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.

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    Cultural excursions


    Bagan is home to the largest—and densest—concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas, & ruins worldwide. A hot air balloon ride provides a killer vantage point!


    Choose your own adventure when you order Burmese curry, which is accompanied by a succession of side dishes like rice, tart salad, soup, veggies, dips, & more.


    When the full moon of the 7th month shines bright, experience the exuberant glory of a Thadingyut festival celebration with lights, firecrackers, & candles.

    Questions and Answers

    Is my start date/month flexible?

    Yes, and we would encourage you to be flexible when choosing your preferred start month. Myanmar is now reopening for foreign teachers for the first time in two years which means that you will be one of the first to teach and travel here.

    June and September are popular months for placement and have a larger orientation event, but we can place you during any month if you are comfortable to arrive solo.

    Is Myanmar safe to travel to?

    Myanmar is among the safest countries to visit in the developing world, in no small part due to their strict Buddhist culture.

    Currently there are political tensions and a risk of civil unrest in certain parts of Myanmar, so all teachers are placed in either the capital city of Yangon or Mandalay which are very safe for all visitors.

    What housing assistance is available?

    You’ll have full accommodation guidance to arrange your housing. During orientation you’ll share a dorm with fellow newly arrived teachers, the best way to get to know your new best friends!

    You’ll have full flexibility for housing during the rest of your stay in Myanmar, many interns choose to stay in their Yangon hostel for a discounted rate around US$100 – US$200 monthly.

    Alternatively you can plan to share a local style apartment, budgeting US$250-$300 per month.

    TIP: For those seeking an apartment, keep in mind a deposit is usually required of 6 months’ rent in Yangon (although it is possible to find housing where this is negotiable).

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