Need to Know
Age & Required Experiences
- At least 18 years of age
- Native English speaker
- Minimum high school certificate
- In good physical & mental health
- Clean criminal history
Accommodation & Meals
All TEFL course students will stay at a four star eco-resort complete with pool, WiFi, air-conditioning, in-house restaurant & bar. Accommodation is twin share with fellow aspiring teachers and is located within minutes of central Chiang Mai, the training centre, tourist attractions and awesome nightlife.
Participants are provided with a daily western buffet breakfast during the entire four-week program. All other meals are at own expense. Fortunately, Chiang Mai is a haven for clean, delicious street food, and cheap eats are found everywhere. For less than $5 it’s possible to eat like a king & indulge in some of the best tasting food on the planet!
TEFL Certificate & Guaranteed Placement
All graduates of this course will receive an internationally recognized TEFL qualification from an accredited IATEFL institution. This means your qualifications will be acknowledge by institutions across the globe, for the rest of your life.
At the end of the course all graduates will be given full-time work placements in Thailand via the TEFL institute graduate employment process. Every effort will be made to place graduates in their desired locations, however placements in popular locations are limited. Due to the nature of Thailand schools only those with Bachelor Degree’s fall under the guaranteed placement policy. However, so far our TEFL provider has had a 100% success rate finding placements for course graduates, even for those without a Bachelor Degree.
Orientation & Support
MyGapYear offers unlimited support prior to departure. Upon receipt of your deposit you will receive your MGY Handbook, which includes comprehensive information on visa & vaccination requirements, Thai customs, culture, what to wear, traditional Thai meals and important words in the Thai language.
Program instructors from the TEFL institute are present to help guide & manage your day-to-day activities and address any concerns you may have. Additionally, MyGapYear offers 24/7 on-call support during your stay to ensure your trip runs smoothly and assistance is available in the event that any issues should arise.
All volunteers must arrive at Chiang Mai International Airport at least the day before the program begins. You will be greeted at the airport by a program leader from the TEFL institute & taken to your accommodation for the first night. On the first Monday of the month the four-week program begins with an orientation day.