Teach in Thailand (Chiang Mai)

4.8(25 reviews)
Experience
Teach
Destination
Thailand
Duration
4 weeks
Ages
21 to 55
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Trip overview

Our Teach in Thailand trip combines both passions of teaching and travel into one. You’ll gain an internationally-recognised accreditation and be presented with the unique opportunity to have your own classroom of students as you embark on an unforgettable adventure to teach English abroad. Home to over 1400 islands, soak up the sunshine by island hopping, relaxing on the beautiful tropical beaches fringed with palms galore, or experiencing the famed full moon parties. 

We offer the complete package for those wanting to teach English overseas and, best of all, we have partnered with exclusive local teaching organisations who can offer you an optional paid teaching placement upon completion of your TESOL course. You’ll be able to earn a local income in Thailand, or you can take your new accreditation with you to almost anywhere else in the world. Our team will help you with all the essentials you need to kickstart your journey to becoming an English teacher overseas, from visa assistance to bank account set up, cultural activities and excursions, local support and so much more.

Immerse yourself in a whole new culture, create lifelong connections and tick off incredible bucket list spots in between. This trip is perfect for anyone looking for direction or a new adventure and dreaming of broadening their horizons, travelling Asia and gaining international work & travel experience. 

Inclusions

Certified TESOL course
Gain accreditation to teach English overseas when you complete an in-country 120-hour training course (4 weeks) with our experienced TESOL instructors. Receive your certificate upon completion. You’ll find the best time to complete your course is in April or October.
Optional job interviews
On completion of your TESOL course, our team can arrange job interviews with institutions across the country. There’s a huge demand for English teachers in Thailand and you could earn between $790 - $1100 USD per month, so you can fund your travels further. Or, take your new certification to a new country instead.
Dedicated Trip Coordinator
Handpicked from an experienced team who’ve been there, done that and ready to guide you through your entire journey and leave no question unanswered.
Pre-Departure Guide
Our in-depth pre-departure guide will have all the information you need about your trip & destination, at your fingertips.
Trip visa guidance
Get your visa approved as cheap and easy as possible with our step-by-step instructions and personal guidance by your Trip Coordinator.
Personal Travel Concierge
You'll get a personal Travel Concierge to plan your flights, insurance or any add-ons to synchronise perfectly with your trip. Deal with a real human and get a personalised booking experience that ticks all your boxes.
Comfortable accommodation
During your TESOL course, relax in modern self-contained apartments located in Chiang Mai and minutes away from the town centre.
Arrival airport transfer
To take you from Chiang Mai airport to your initial orientation and course accommodation.
Welcome orientation
Join other travellers in an introduction to Thailand's culture, society, geography and language.
Local cultural experiences
Join other travellers as you take part in some of Thailand’s cultural activities including a Muay Thai class, visits to a 700-year-old Buddhist tunnel temple and mountain temple and a tour of a rice field.
Local life essentials
Our partner will give you a t-shirt, Thai SIM card, important documentation and assistance opening your local bank account.
Interview preparation
Receive valuable feedback from expert in-country TESOL trainers to help you land your perfect teaching job, if you wish to stay on after your course.
Permanent accommodation support
If you choose to start a teaching English placement and if permanent accommodation isn’t provided with your placement, our in-country partners will help you find the perfect home close to your school.
$200 Global Tour Voucher
We know this will be the trip of a lifetime, so you also get a $200 Global Tour Voucher to put towards any Contiki, Busabout, Topdeck or G Adventures tour so you can go and explore some more of the world whilst you’re over there. You’re welcome.
Certificate of completion
In recognition of your hard work and dedication throughout the experience. Employers will love this addition to your resume!
Ongoing support from our local team
From our team and in-country project partners, think of them as your family away from home. Whether you need advice or a shoulder to lean on, you’ll be provided with unlimited support.
24/7 Global Emergency Line
Feel confident knowing we have a worldwide emergency team on standby, 24/7/365, so you can feel safe and secure throughout your whole trip no matter where you are in the world.
gWorld access
Stay organised with your personalised portal where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global.
Marketplace deals
Get exclusive access to deals and discounts through our online Marketplace. Save big on a huge range of products and services from our brand partners worldwide.
$250 off your next trip
The “Travel Bug” is a very real thing! Once you catch it, it really doesn’t go away! Book any other trip with us later and save $250. Why would you ever stop travelling?
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Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency. Read more.

Qualification

To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:
  • Be between 21-55 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

Our Teach in Thailand trip is designed to get you travelling, living and teaching English overseas as smoothly as possible. We’re here to help you from the very beginning, offering step-by-step guidance as you embark on a path to work and travel as an English teacher abroad. We provide an internationally-recognised TESOL course, arrange local cultural experiences and provide you with the optional opportunity to work as a paid English teacher upon completion of your course. 

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Book with confidence

Interest-free payment plans

Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.

Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility

If Covid gets in the way, again, we've got your back. Read more here.

Lifetime deposit guarantee

Change of mind for trip, destination or dates? No problem! Learn more here.

Trip location

Arrive in Chiang Mai so that you can start your orientation and in-country TESOL course. After that, you could find yourself teaching in one of the placements our in-country teaching partners have dotted around Thailand.

Trip itinerary

Week 1-4

Once you’ve touched down at Chiang Mai Airport, your private transfer will take you into Chiang Mai for your initial in-country orientation, introducing you to Thailand and other teachers.

If you’re completing the TESOL training course in-country, you’ll be introduced to your TESOL classmates and trainers and taken to Chiang Mai, where you’ll prepare to begin your 4 weeks of training before your optional teaching contract starts! You’ll get to experience the cultural activities planned, such as joining a Muay Thai class, visiting a 700-year-old Buddhist tunnel temple and exploring a mountain temple and rice field.

Most people are presented with a local teaching contract before they’ve even finished the TESOL course, in the unlikely chance you haven't received yours, our local partner won’t stop until you’ve got one.

Ongoing

You're well into the swing of your teaching English abroad experience! Each teaching placement generally receives time off in the March, April and October school holidays, giving you plenty of time to take off and explore some of Thailand’s well-known night markets and incredibly stunning islands. 

You’re well into the swing of your teaching English abroad experience! 

We’ll constantly keep in touch with you throughout your stay. If at any point during your trip you need advice or support, our team will be on hand to answer all your questions. Don’t forget you can jump on our social media pages too or buzz our 24/7 emergency support line for urgent matters.

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Reviews

Taylor D
Booked in Aug, 2018
Awesome!
Shazia R
Awesome expert helped me out with talking through he various options to teach and volunteer and in which countries and explained the process throughly.
Nicholas S
I am undertaking the teaching overseas program. The staff at Global Travel were very proactive and helpful in answering / addressing all my concerns and questions. I would recommend this company to anyone looking to travel and work overseas while doing so.
Giana B
Booked in Aug, 2017
Hannah was so lovely and helpful! She was eager to answer any question and she was excited for me! She shared her travel experiences too and really got me looking forward to starting my journey! I spoke to olly too and he was so lovely! Thanks for you help guys I'm so excited for this to start.
Giana B
Booked in Aug, 2017
Hannah was absolutely lovely and friendly. She told me about her experiences and made me so excited. Her customer service skills are impeccable and she was so eager to answer any questions. Olly took my deposit and he too was so friendly ! Thanks for your help guys I'm so excited to start this journey !
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Frequently asked questions

Yes! There are several destinations that are open to travellers right now! And if you’re from Australia, you could be able to get an exemption to travel if you’re travelling for over 3 months*, which is the majority of our trips. We can advise how to apply for this exemption. We recommend our travellers book their trips at least 6-12 months in advance, so by the time you’re ready to depart we’re confident your destination (if it’s not already open) will be open and ready to go. *Full exemption info here.

If you have to make any changes to your departure date, you’re protected by our Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. With this, we will change your trip dates for free. If this doesn’t fit around you and you can’t go on your trip anymore, we will give you a 100% refund in the form of a Trip Credit with us (See terms). If you’re unable to use it, you can also transfer that credit to someone else for them to put towards any trip too.


If you’re affected by COVID while you’re overseas, you will have all the support you need from our team or partners in-country as well as have access to our 24/7 Global Emergency Line. We work with a travel insurance company that provides COVID protection, and people going on Volunteer trips will get this for free currently!

Yes we are! All of our trips are still being planned for and taking new bookings. We always recommend that our travellers take 6-12 months between booking their trip to departure. This gives you plenty of time to arrange all the finer details of your trip, and pay it off. If things don’t go as planned you are always able to rearrange your trip using your Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility! So there is really nothing to worry about.

In 2020, the world stopped. This means that we have a backlog of travellers, just like you, who are desperate to get out and explore the world! Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12 months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free. If COVID affects your trip, you are protected for any changes with our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. Why not give yourself something to look forward to, by booking that trip!

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together. Meaning that you can live together and work together. If availability doesn’t allow it, we’ll get you in the same area. So you’ll be able to have this experience together!

Our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility means you can change your trip’s start date up to 56 days before departure without incurring ANY charges, and you’re able to rebook it for ANY time (or even any other trip) in the next 2 years from your original start date.


In the event that you want to cancel your booking altogether, if you give us over 56 days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Travel Credit which you can put towards booking absolutely anything travel related with your Travel Concierge within the next 3 years!

How it works

Make your decision
Choose your trip style and destination, and confirm your spot with a deposit. Then, open your gWorld account and celebrate, the hardest part is over and the fun is about to begin.
We become friends
You’ll be matched with a personal Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs. They’ll guide you through everything we need to do together, so you can leave your worries behind.
Time to go
We’ll get your tickets in-hand and your transfers ready. Then, our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared for your arrival. It’s now time for the real adventure to start.
24/7 support
Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.

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