Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Teach for America + the World = WorldTeach

When I was on my cruise, I met so many people in my age bracket from different countries. One of the things I brought up during our many conversations was education. Most of them were in general agreement; the state of education in their native countries was sub par (if not otherwise deplorable).

So, what did I do when I got home (besides recover from a week of tomfoolery)? I Googled it.

What do I have to do to be able to teach abroad? I'm already in the Ireland Student Teaching program, but this is just not enough. I think that there are tons of people in the world I would love to teach, even through a volunteer program, who, in return, could teach me as well. There are so many cultures, religions, languages, and experiences that I am eager to know about.

What I found was an organization called WorldTeach. They take certified teachers on yearly or semester-long volunteer trips to different areas in the world.I don't know very much about it, but it seems similar to Teach for America. Just internationally. And without pay.

But challenging and rewarding? Most definitely.

1 comment:

  1. For years I have imagined myself joining the Peace Corps some day and traveling around the world to teach the less fortunate. Thanks for posting this site!