Need to Know
Age & Required Experiences
- At least 18 years of age
- English speaker
- Minimum high school certificate
- In good physical & mental health
- Clean criminal history
Accommodation & Meals
All Adventurers 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 epic nightlife.
Western buffet breakfast is included daily. All other meals are at your 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 food anywhere on the planet!
Teaching Certificate (TEFL) & Guaranteed Placement*
All course graduates receive an internationally recognized Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) qualification from an accredited IATEFL institution. This means your teaching qualifications will be acknowledged by institutions across the globe, for the rest of your life. Whether you want to teach in Europe, Asia, Africa or South America, your teaching qualification will ensure you have the right skills and certifications for the job. All you need to do is choose where to go next!
At the end of the course 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. But don’t worry, Thailand is such an incredible place full of beaches, mountains and amazing cities, you’ll be hard-pressed to find somewhere you don’t love.
NOTE: 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 without a Bachelor Degree.
Orientation & Support
MyGapYear offers unlimited support prior to departure. Upon receipt of your deposit you will receive a comprehensive Handbook with information on visa & vaccination requirements, Thai customs, culture, what to wear, traditional Thai meals and important words in the Thai language. You’ll have everything you need to know to take the big leap on your next overseas Adventure.
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 arise.
All Adventurers 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 three-week program begins with an orientation day.