There are many opportunities to teach English abroad through established programs. Most programs prefer a commitment of one academic year, though some offer summer or semester possibilities. In general, a bachelor's degree is required, although in most cases you do not need to be an English major. Organizations are more interested in your ability to speak native and fluent English. Volunteer and paid teaching opportunities can be found throughout the world.

*Although we believe these programs are reputable and some of former OSU students have gone through these programs to gain professional experiences, OSU of the Office of International Programs does not sponsor any of these programs. Students who are interested in these programs must contact them directly to obtain further information.

Teaching Abroad Resources

Language & Culture Assistants in Spain (sponsored by the Spanish Government)

Foreign Language Assistants in France (sponsored by the French Government)

Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program (sponsored by the Japanese Government)

Teach in Austria (funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education)

CIEE Teach Abroad (some stipend provided)

ESL Jobs World

Teach Abroad

ESL Focus